Argentine singer-songwriter Federico Aubele took inspiration from the traditional music of his homeland, as well as American country music and The Beatles. His music mixes reggae, salsa and old-school tango in this performance, recorded live.
Chip Taylor is a legendary songwriter, best known for writing hits like "Wild Thing," "Angel of the Morning," and "Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)." On his latest album, Yonkers, NY, he writes his autobiography in song.
The duo of Wisconsin native Sam Brooker and Ghana-born singer Ruby Amanfu creates an unlikely blend of pop, folk and soul. The two began collaborating after meeting in Nashville and released their full-length debut, The Here and the Now, in August 2009.
Cadillac Sky's sound goes beyond the disparate styles that it melds together -- from folk-rock to spacey jazz and hard-hitting string-band music. The band's unique music caught the attention of Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys, who produced its new album.
WPA is a folk supergroup founded by Luke Bulla of Lyle Lovett's band, Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket, and Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek. The group performs songs from its self-titled debut on this episode of Mountain Stage.
WPA on Mountain Stage
Elvis Perkins performs on Mountain Stage.
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With an intimate voice and intricate melodic style, Perkins crafts deft, tuneful songs that are at times deceptively upbeat. An early version of his new song "Doomsday," described by Perkins as a "northern hoe-down," is previewed here, along with three tracks from his debut album, Ash Wednesday.
Avi began writing and singing her own music as a teenager in Kuala Lumpur. She gained worldwide attention after posting videos of her playful songs on YouTube, and has since released an album on Jack Johnson's record label.
A rootsy singer-songwriter, Whitworth released her solo debut back in 2007 after parting with her former band, The Biscuit Burners. She returns to Mountain Stage with songs from that album, No Expectations.
During her 14th performance for Mountain Stage, country singer Kathy Mattea performs songs from her 2008 album, Coal. Coal received a nomination for Traditional Folk Album of the Year at the 2008 Grammy Awards.