Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, live on Mountain Stage
Marty Stuart, Backstage at Mountain Stage
As a part of the New Traditionalist movement, Marty
Stuart was instrumental in changing the sound of New Country music.
Dubbed the “Hillbilly Crusader,” after long stints with Lester Flatt and Johnny
Cash, Stuart struck out on his own, adding a rockin’ twist to traditional
His 2010 release Ghost Train
(The Studio B Sessions) features his band The Fabulous Superlatives and
realizes Stuart’s vision of making a record that “upholds traditional country
music.” His latest release, Nashville
Volume 1: Tear the Woodpile Down continues down the same heart worn path.
Hear Marty discuss his new album, and share his take on the state of country
music in our latest Backstage at Mountain Stage video. And you can preview Marty's performance via our Mountain Stage Song of the Week: "California Blues."
Blue Highway, live on Mountain Stage
Since bursting on the scene in the late ‘90s, Blue Highway
has all but dominated the bluegrass charts over its 17 year history. Comprised of five experienced musicians, the members of this progressive group have played with Alison Krauss & Union Station, Ricky Skaggs, Larry Sparks and Doyle Lawson. With ten highly-acclaimed albums to its credit, Blue Highway has garnered two Grammy nominations, a Dove Award, topped the Bluegrass Unlimited radio charts, and won numerous International Bluegrass Music Association awards. Their current release is Sounds of Home
John Fullbright, live on Mountain Stage
After playing in fellow Oklahoma
singer-songwriter Mike McClure’s band for a year, John Fullbright
has become the most talked about young musician in Oklahoma.
Prior to the 2009 Folk Alliance conference in Memphis,
Fullbright, still in his early 20s, recorded a live CD at the Blue Door in Oklahoma
City. Already he has received endorsements from
many great musicians, including fellow Oklahomans Jimmy Webb, Kevin Welch, and
Tom Skinner, and Mountain Stage favorite Jimmy LaFave.
The McCrary Sisters, live on Mountain Stage
Nashville’s McCrary Sisters have recorded with Stevie Wonder, Bobby Jones, Wynonna, Ray Stevens, Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin, Mike Farris, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Daughters of the late Rev. Samuel McCrary, founding member of Nashville’s legendary gospel quartet the Fairfield Four, the four sisters have been singing their entire lives. Ann began singing at age three while Regina toured with Bob Dylan for six years and recorded three albums with him. Their release, Our Journey, features cameos by Buddy Miller, Delbert McClinton, and Patty Griffin
The Pines, live on Mountain Stage
Led by Benson Ramsey - son of noted
guitarist/producer Bo Ramsey - and David Huckfelt, The Pines share a
language rooted in the songs and songwriters of their native Iowa. The
group’s brand of stark country is
fleshed out with masterful guitar work, beautiful vocals and keyboards
(provided by Benson’s brother Alex). The two front men began their
partnership in Arizona, where they both lived in a Mexican barrio.
living in Minneapolis, the band has created a buzz around the
Twin Cities and across the Upper Midwest. After signing with Red House
Records in 2007, The Pines issued
its debut, “Sparrows in the Bell” which was named one of the top roots
releases of the year
by “Q Magazine.” The Pines’ latest release is titled “Dark So Gold."
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