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Playlist for Week after June 28, 2013

Original Show Date  - September 14, 2012

1Gretchen PetersHello Cruel World
Woman On the Wheel
Five Minutes
Mollie O'Brien & Rich MooreI'm Shakin'
Urge for Goin'
River's Invitation
Chip Taylor & The New UkraniansScrew All the Perfect People
Weaker Moments
Angel of the Morning
2Jonathan EdwardsSunshine
My Love Will Keep
This Island Earth
Chris Hillman & Herb PedersenTurn, Turn, Turn
Win Your Love
The Old Crossroads
Wait a Minute
Eight Miles High
Larry Groce & Co.Pastures of Plenty
Press Release

Located on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Grand Marais, Minnesota, THE NORTH HOUSE FOLK SCHOOL is a community supported non-profit destination that teaches traditional northern craft in a student-centered learning environment. Mountain Stage is honored to be a part of North House’s annual Unplugged fundraiser for the second consecutive year.


  Chris Hillman & Herb Pederson - Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen’s musical friendship began in Los Angeles during the early folk and bluegrass movement and has lasted more than 45 years. In the early ‘60s, Chris Hillman switched from mandolin to bass to take a job in the original Byrds lineup. Serving time with the Byrds (including the Gram Parsons’ incarnation) and the Flying Burrito Brothers, Hillman played an important role in the evolution of folk- and country-rock and, more recently, the “Americana” movement. In the early ‘80s, Hillman joined forces with Pedersen who, for decades, was one of the top session singers and instrumentalists in the Los Angeles area, and guitar master John Jorgenson in the successful Desert Rose Band. The group was honored by both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association as “Best Vocal Band.” By the mid-‘90s, Hillman and Pedersen were performing as an acoustic duo and recorded several projects together. Their latest record, “At Edward’s Barn,” continues their long-running love for country and bluegrass music. In 1991, Chris Hillman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Byrds, and has received numerous accolades for his songwriting.


Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore - Comprised of powerhouse singer - and Wheeling, WV, native - Mollie O’Brien and guitarist/husband Rich Moore, this is no mere “folk duo.” Described as “national musical treasures... and truly among the best out there keeping American music alive and vital” by renown roots rocker Dave Alvin, their repertoire spans the range of American music from ragtime, jazzy blues, gospel to Dixieland, tango and saloon cabaret. The instrumentation on their debut “Saints and Sinners” includes with tuba, bouzouki, accordion, fiddle, trumpet, trombone, oboe, and steel guitar. Mollie, one of acoustic music’s premiere vocalists, started her career in a duo with her brother Tim O’Brien.


Jonathan Edwards - Born in Aitkin, MN, folk and country singer/songwriter may be best known for his Top 5 hit "Sunshine." After growing up in Virginia and studying art in Ohio, Edwards and his blues band Sugar Creek moved to Boston in the late ‘60s. Opting to try a career as a solo artist, “Sunshine” made its way onto his solo debut as an afterthought. “Honky-Tonk Stardust Cowboy” followed in 1972 as did singing backup on Emmylou Harris’ 1976 LP “Elite Hotel.” He recorded his 1976 release “Rockin' Chair, with Harris' Hot Band. After touring with a national production of the musical “Pump Boys and Dinettes,” Edwards joined the bluegrass group the Seldom Scene for 1983's “Blue Ridge.” After moving to Nashville, his 1989 album “The Natural Thing” spawned his biggest country hit, "We Need to Be Locked Away." Recently, he issued “Live in Massachusetts” in 2007 and “Rollin' Along: Live in Holland” in 2010. In 2011, Edwards returned with the studio album “My Love Will Keep.” Since 1971, Jonathan has released 15 albums including “Little Hands,” his collection of children's songs, which was honored with a National Library Association award. 


Gretchen Peters - Respected by songwriters, musicians and critics alike, Gretchen Peters’ tunes have been covered by a “Who’s Who” of country artists including Trisha Yearwood, Pam Tillis, George Strait, Martina McBride and Patty Loveless. Born in Westchester County, NY, she moved with her mother to Boulder when she was in her teens. In the late’80s, she relocated to Nashville to pursue songwriting. In 1995, Peters won a Grammy for “Song of the Year” with her hit "Independence Day" (recorded by Martina McBride), a powerful anthem about a woman who fought back against an abusive husband. At the Country Music Awards that year, the song won the same award as well as a CMA Video of the Year in 1994. She also co-wrote "Rock Steady" with Canadian pop-rocker Bryan Adams which was covered by Bonnie Raitt. Peters released her debut, “The Secret of Life,” in 1996. In 2009, she collaborated with Tom Russell on “One to the Heart, One to the Head,” and released a best-of collection titled “Circus Girl.” A live DVD “Wine, Women and Song” was issued in 2011 with Suzy Bogguss and Matraca Berg. After a tumultuous year in her personal life, she released “Hello Cruel World” in 2012.


Chip Taylor - Singer/songwriter/producer Chip Taylor has penned some of the most memorable songs in rock ‘n’ roll history including “Wild Thing,” the song Jimi Hendrix once called the “new national anthem.” Originally inspired by legendary Wheeling, WV, radio station WWVA, other Taylor classics include “Angel Of The Morning” and one of Janis Joplin’s last hits “Try - Just A Little Bit Harder.” When Chet Atkins heard some of Taylor’s country songs, he quickly started recording them with artists he was producing. Taylor also discovered and co-produced James Taylor and LPs for Neil Diamond. He released six solo albums in the ‘70s and ‘80s, including “Chip Taylor's Last Chance” which “Rolling Stone” named as one of the best country albums of 1973. A tribute to Taylor’s genre-crossing writing, the Troggs, Juice Newton and Walter Jackson all recorded the song “Anyway That You Want Me” - and all scored hits on different charts. A renaissance man, Taylor also finished third in Las Vegas’ World Black Jack Championship, was a professional golfer and was one of the foremost thoroughbred horse race handicappers on the east coast.

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