Patterson Hood, appearing live on Mountain Stage February 19th
Mountain Stage returns to the town of Athens
Georgia this weekend to
visit our friends at WUGA and the University
of Georgia. We’ll be recording at the
UGA Performing Arts Center, where our guests will be Patterson Hood, Van Dyke
Parks, Randall Bramblett, Teitur, and Caroline
Only a handful of tickets for this show remain, available both
and by phone (888.289.8497).
Patterson Hood & The Downtown 13, "After It's Gone"
The co-founder and frontman of Georgia’s
Drive-By Truckers, Athens resident Patterson
Hood is the son of famed Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section bassist David
Hood. Hood formed the Drive By Truckers in 1996 with Mike Cooley, a bandmate
from their previous group Adam’s House Cat.
Throughout his long tenure with the
Truckers, Hood has penned a starker set of songs, the most recent set of which
were released in 2009 as Murdering Oscar
(And Other Love Songs). The collection shows an intimate, more acoustic
side to Hood’s writing, while showcasing the trademark dark wit the Truckers
are known for.
Van Dyke Parks, appearing live on Mountain Stage February 19
For music fans who pay attention to album credits, the name Van
Dyke Parks is nothing short of legendary. As a session musician,
composer, arranger, lyricist, and singer, he's made significant contributions to
several decades' worth masterpieces, as well as releasing notable projects of
Working with a wide array of musicians, from The Byrds and Sonny and Cher
to Lowell George and Vic Chesnutt, Parks is perhaps best known for
collaborating with Brian Wilson on the storied album “SmiLE.” In 2011, Parks
released his first new music in more than 15 years, a series of singles that
features the artwork of artists including Art Spiegelman and WV’s Billy Edd
Randall Bramblett, appearing live on Mountain Stage February 19
Dubbed the “the William Faulkner of Southern music,” Randall
Bramblett came to prominence in the ‘70s as a member of the fusion band
Sea Level. Since then, his credits include work with Steve Winwood, Gregg
Allman, Levon Helm and Robbie Robertson.
Called “One of Georgia’s musical
treasures” by Widespread Panic’s Dave
Schools, Bramblett is a
multi-instrumentalist who excels on keyboards, saxophone and guitar, and a
respected songwriter whose songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Widespread
Panic, Jorma Kaukonen, Bonnie Bramlett and Delbert McClinton.
Teitur, appearing live on Mountain Stage February 19
Hailing from Denmark's
Faroe Islands, Teitur Lassen issued his debut, Poetry & Aeroplanes on Universal
Records in 2003. Supporting the disc, he was featured on MTV’s “You Heard It
First,” VH1 and CNN, and his songs were included on the soundtracks of the
films My Super Ex-Girlfriend and Aquamarine.
In 2006, his CD Stay Under The Stars included the radio hit
“Louis, Louis” and was certified Gold in Denmark
while 2007's Kata Hornid was sung
entirely in his native language. His latest is titled Let the Dog Drive Home.
Caroline Aiken, appearing live on Mountain Stage February 19
Born and raised on the Georgia
Sea island, St. Simons, Caroline Aiken’s first
musical influence was Emma Lee Ramsey of the Georgia Sea Island Singers. She
moved to NY in the late ‘60s and joined the rock band Father Time. From there,
music took her to California
during the early ‘70s, to South America, Seattle,
east to Greenwich Village and, in the early ‘80s, back
to Atlanta. It was then that she
heard the Indigo Girls - still teenagers - singing a CSNY song in an alley
behind the club Good Old Days.
Aiken invited them onstage and sang on their
first recording. Aiken opened shows for Bonnie Raitt in 1985, and Raitt performed
on Aiken’s 1988 debut Line of Vision.
She has headlined the famed Kerrville Folk Festival numerous times since 1995
and, in 2010, released Welcome Home.
tickets for this show while you can! Mountain Stage would like to extend a
special thanks to WUGA for their support
over the years, and to the University
of Georgia for being such gracious
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