April 11, 2010
Doors 6:30pm Show 7:00pm
Advance Tickets $15.00 Day of show $20.00
Available ONLY CAC Box Office 304 293 SHOW, Mountainlair, TickeTmaster
Jakob Dylan & Three Legs featuring Neko Case & Kelly Hogan - The youngest of Bob Dylan’s children, Jakob Dylan founded the Wallflowers in 1990. After five releases on Virgin and Interscope - including 1996's the T-Bone Burnett produced “Bringing Down the Horse” which sold more than four million copies - Dylan signed with Columbia Records in 2006 and embarked on a solo career. Dylan wrote and recorded "Here Comes Now" as the theme song for the U.S. television show “Six Degrees” and collaborated with Dhani Harrison on the John Lennon song "Gimme Some Truth" for the Lennon's tribute album, "Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur." His 2008 solo debut, “Seeing Things,” produced by Rick Rubin, was mostly an acoustic record. His latest release, the T-Bone Burnett-produced “Women and Country,” is a major effort that blends country, blues and folk with the help of horns and strings. For his second “Mountain Stage” appearance, Dylan is joined by Neko Case and Kelly Hogan.
The Watson Twins - Born and raised in Louisville, twin sisters Chandra Watson and Leigh Watson cross the divide between traditional folk, and contemporary roots music. Moving to Los Angeles in 1998, the sisters began performing as "Black Swan” and collaborated singer Jenny Lewis’s 2006 release the “Rabbit Fur Coat,” which was a major indie success. The Watson Sisters issued their third CD, “Talking To You, Talking To Me,” in 2010 which showcased the twins' admiration of classic soul vocalists, torch singers and chanteuses such as Etta James and Aretha Franklin.
April Smith & the Great Picture Show - A native of the New Jersey shore, April Smith is an enigma who radiates personality and charisma. When Smith put out a request for funds to record her new CD, her fans donated $13,000 to cover the production costs for “Songs for a Sinking Ship.” The album’s sound is influenced by the ’30s and ’40s, juke joints and cabaret, the Andrews Sisters and perhaps her main influence, Tom Waits. In 2008, Smith opened a national tour for singer-songwriter JD Souther (the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt). In 2009 “Rolling Stone” branded April and the GPS one of “30 Bands to Watch” at Lollapalooza; Showtime’s “Californication” featured her song “Terrible Things” in its season three promo; and BBC 6 played “Colors” on “Introducing: Fresh On the Net.” She also appeared on the syndicated TV show “Fearless Music.”
The Tallest Man on Earth - Swedish folkie Kristian Matsson (who also sings in the band Montezumas) has drawn comparisons to a young Bob Dylan. His current release, “Shallow,” mines the American south for inspiration, recalling everyone from the Carter Family to Lead Belly to, most noticeably, country bluesman Mississippi John Hurt. Matsson has toured the U.S. with John Vanderslice and Bon Iver.
Clare and the Reasons - Fronted by Clare and Olivier Manchon, the music of Brooklyn-based Clare and the Reasons has been described as “chamber music with an edge.” The group’s debut, “The Movie,” featured contributions from Van Dyke Parks and Sufjan Stevens. Walking the line between musical maturity and sophistication and primal, childlike musical instincts, the group’s instrumentation includes cellos, violas, kazoos, saws and recorders. The band’s new release is titled “Arrow.”
This show is scheduled for NPR distribution March 18, 2011.
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