Mountain Stage is back this Sunday at the Creative
in Morgantown with our first live
show of 2012. Get
your tickets online, by phone (304.293.SHOW), or at the CAC box office.
We’re thrilled to the marrow to welcome legendary blues
guitarist Johnny Winter. Arguably the first artist
to drag electric blues kicking and screaming into the land of hard rock,
Johnny Winter remains one of the most respected guitarists alive. The clear link
between the British blues-rock explosion and American Southern rock, Winter has
also served as an unofficial torch-bearer for the blues, breathing new life
into the careers of his idols Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. Today Winter
is enjoying an unparalleled resurgence, and his new release ROOTS features such notable guests as
Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, and Susan Tedeschi.
Magic Slim & the Teardrops
will also be there. Born Morris Holt in Torrence,
Mississippi in 1937, Slim has been called
“a national treasure” by Living Blues magazine.
Slim and The Teardrops performances are known for their undeniable intensity,
earning a diehard following the world over. His latest release on Blind Pig
records is Raising the Bar.
We’ll also be joined by Ruthie Foster. Foster has won
seemingly contradictory Blues Music Awards for both Best Traditional and Best
Contemporary Female Blues Artist in back-to-back years, and her album The Truth
According to Ruthie Foster was nominated for a Grammy. She’s a regular favorite
at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Monterey Blues Festival,
Merlefest and the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. Her forthcoming
release Let It Burn was recorded in New Orleans
with support handpicked from the Crescent
City’s overflowing pool of talent.
Patrick Sweany has released
five albums, including 2007’s Every Hour is a Dollar Gone, produced by fellow
Ohio-native Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. The follow up, 2011’s The Old
Southern Drag was recorded in his new home of Nashville,
where he can be found regularly performing at The Basement and Family
Wash, also moonlighting in a vintage soul
outfit The Tiger Beats. He’s shared the stage with The Black Keys, The Gourds,
Paul Thorn and Sonny Landreth, among others.
Finally, Bhi Bhiman makes his first appearance
on Mountain Stage. A first generation Sri Lankan-American, Bhiman's soulful,
instantly striking voice has been compared to Bill Withers, Richie Havens and
Jim James, while the Willamette Week described
him as "a traveling Dust Bowl folkie crossed with Nina Simone"
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