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Playlist for Week after June 14, 2013

Original Show Date  - August 18, 2012

HourArtistSong
1Steve Brown & the BailersGravel Road
Foolish Things
How Things Start
BearfootMr. Moonshine
Daddy
Rawhide
Cowgirl Yodel #3
Billy
Pat Fitzgerald & Robin Dale FordHey Willie
Hard to Get Away
Susan GraceForever Wild
2Tift MerrittSweet Spot
To Myself
Still Not Home
Small Talk Relations
David LindleyAin't No Way
Beneath the Vast Indifference of Heaven
State of Arkansas
Little Green Bottle
Larry Groce & Co.Hole in My Pocket
Press Release

 

Tift Merritt - After years of touring work with regional groups Two Dollar Pistols and the Carbines, this Texas-born, North Carolina-raised singer-songwriter burst on the alt-country scene in 2002 with her solo debut Bramble Rose. With an assist from fellow North Carolinian Ryan Adams, Merritt signed to Lost Highway Records, and her 2004 release, Tambourine was nominated for a Grammy. After a Grammy nomination, and Top 10s in The New Yorker and Time Magazine, Merritt moved to Paris where she wrote the material for 2008's Another Country. Her current CD, See You on the Moon, was recorded in North Carolina with some of her former bandmates. Tucker Martine, known for his work with Bill Frisell and The Decemberists, signed on as producer and guests included pedal steel ace Greg Leisz and My Morning Jacket’s Jim James.  

  

David Lindley - An eclectic, multi-instrumentalist of the highest order, David Lindley performs music that mixes and matches a dizzying array of influences. Known for his many years as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne, and leader of his own El Rayo-X, Lindley has long championed the concept of world music. Using an array of instruments including lap steel, the Turkish saz and Middle Eastern oud, Lindley’s shows effortlessly combine American folk, blues and bluegrass traditions with African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy, and Turkish musical sources. Lindley’s resume includes collaborating on Ry Cooder’s Bop Till you Drop LP and the soundtrack from The Long Riders, and six-years touring the world with Jordanian born percussionist Hani Naser. The list of Lindley’s sessions is as diverse as his musical influences. He’s recorded with a long list of artists including Little Feat, Rod Stewart, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Carlene Carter, the Bangles, Emmylou Harris, Holly Cole and the Blind Boys of Alabama. His 2010 release with Jackson Browne, Love Is Strange: En Vivo Con Tino, is a stunning document of the duo’s tour in Spain, accompanied by top shelf Spanish players. 

  

Bearfoot - Winners of the fiercely competitive Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition in 2001, Bearfoot came to Nasvhille by way of its native Alaska. Following the success of Bearfoot's 2009 debut, Doors And Windows which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Magazine’s Bluegrass chart, the band had an abrupt changing of the guard. Original members Angela Oudean and Jason Norris recruited Todd Grebe, another Alaskan transplant, and singer-songwriter Nora Jane Struthers and bassist P.J. George - both former members of the band Bootleggers which took bluegrass honors at Telluride in 2011. Bearfoot’s new release, American Story, adds percussion, electric bass and accordion to the mix to weave together styles ranging from string band and hardcore bluegrass to acoustic pop. 

  

Fitzgerald & Ford - Collectively and separately an integral part of the Alaskan music scene for more than two decades, Pat Fitzgerald and Robin Dale Ford are part of their state’s unique musical landscape where rock and acoustic music can find common ground. Pat was a drummer for the seminal Alaskan rock band The Glass Bead Game while Robin, playing banjo, was part of the old-time and bluegrass revival. After she picked up the electric bass, the two collaborated in a number of bands including Stir Crazy, The Flyers, The Firewalkers and their current group, DANG! At the same time the couple maintained solo acoustic careers and, in the late ‘90s, began touring the U.S., Canada as an acoustic duo. 

 

Steve Brown & the Bailers - Led by singer-songwriter Steve Brown, this popular Alaska band features acoustic guitars, mandolin, upright bass, and percussion. The band recently had appeared on Michael Fieldman’s “Whad’ya Know?” and is a staple at fairs and festivals. 

 

Susan Grace - Originally from Alaska, folk-singer and songwriter Susan Grace draws inspiration from the natural beauty, spirit and community found in the 49th state. Often referred to as Alaska's Joan Baez, Grace performed as a special guest when Mountain Stage traveled to Fairbanks in August, 2012

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