MOUNTAIN STAGE RADIOSHOW
Sunday July 26, 2009
Cultural Center Theater,Charleston
Advance Tickets $12.50 At The Door $18.00
800 594TIXXwww.mountainstage.org or Taylor Books/downtownCharleston
Dave Alvin & Guilty Women - A founding member of L.A.'s Blasters (with his brother Phil) and an itinerant guitarist for X, Dave Alvin helped spearhead the roots rock revival in the mid-‘80s. After the breakup of the Blasters in the late ‘80s, he forged a singer/songwriter career, and formed the all-star group the Pleasure Barons (with Rosie Flores, Mojo Nixon and Country Dick Montana). Alvin’s collection of traditional folk and blues classics, “Public Domain: Songs from the Wild Land” won him a Grammy for “Best Contemporary Folk Album” in 2000. Recently, joining the Flatlanders (Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock) he was part of a “Roots on the Rails” musical train excursion through the lands of the Hopi and Navajo. He also contributed a track to the star-studded tribute to the late Doug Sahm. Alvin’s latest release is titled “Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women” and pairs him with a bevy of females: guitar virtuosos Cindy Cashdollar and Nina Gerber, singer Christy McWilson, violinists Laurie Lewis and Amy Farris, legendary bassist Sarah Brown and veteran drummer Lisa Pankratz.
Ben Kweller - Starting his songwriting “career” when he was eight, Ben Kweller received an honorable mention in Billboard magazine’s annual songwriting contest at age nine. Raised in Texas, he formed Radish in 1993 and, on the strength of a demo, the band was signed to Mercury Records when he was 15. After charting a Top 40 hit in the U.K. and making the rounds of the late night TV circuit, Kweller relocated to Brooklyn and signed a solo deal with Island Records when he was 20. After a series of EPs and tours with Juliana Hatfield, Guster, Kristin Hersh, and Evan Dando, he moved to Dave Matthews’ ATO Records where, in 2002, he released his full length solo debut “Sha Sha.” Next up was The Bens, an aptly named collaboration with Ben Folds and Ben Lee. Kweller's supported 2004's “On My Way” co-headlining a tour with Death Cab for Cutie. Kweller’s latest, “Changing Horses,” sports a country feel and was released on three formats: MP3, CD and vinyl.
Cyril Neville - The youngest of the four Neville Brothers, Cyril Neville began singing with brothers Art and Aaron when he was 19. He joined the Meters in the early 1970s and was part of the group when it opened for the Rolling Stones’ 1974 tour. He and his brothers formed the Neville Brothers in 1976 and helped define the new sound of New Orleans’ music with landmark releases like “Fiyo on the Bayou” and “Yellow Moon.” Meanwhile, he fronted a number of side projects over the years as well as issuing several solo albums on his own including “New Orleans Cookin'” and “Soulo,” both released in 2000. He has also appeared on recordings by Edie Brickell, Jimmy Buffett, Dr. John, Bob Dylan, Daniel Lanois, and Willie Nelson. Supporting the release of “Brand News Blues,” Cyril has appeared with the New Orleans Social Club and filmed a video with the Pimps of Joytown.
Samantha Crain and the Midnight Shivers - Hailing from Shawnee, OK, singer/songwriter Samantha Crain’s new release has been described as “meshing freak folk with a deep-seated, dust-bowl soul.” The 22 year old Choctaw Indian recorded the disc in five days at Asheville, NC’s Echo Mountain Studios with producer Danny Kadar (Grizzly Bear, My Morning Jacket, The Avett Brothers). Her full length debut, “Songs in the Night” has gotten the thumbs up from “The New York Times,” “Rolling Stone” and “The Washington Post.”
The Duke & The King - Taking a break from popular indies the Felice Brothers, musician/author Simon Felice teamed up with like minded (and longtime) friend Robert Chicken Burke to explore a mutual affinity for ‘60s folk-rock groups like Buffalo Springfield. Their new release "Nothing Gold Can Stay" conjures an Unplugged Beach Boys with the sonic textures of Big Star and is due out on Ramseur records, home to the Avett Brothers, Samantha Crain and the everybodyfields.
For more information contact Adam Harris 304 556 4900. This show will be distributed by NPR September 25