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David Lindley, Judy Collins with Ari Hest, The Brothers Comatose, Ben Sollee and Michael Cerveris on Mountain Stage

Week after June 16, 2017

David Lindley
Judy Collins with
Ari Hest
The Brothers Comatose
Michael Cerveris
Ben Sollee

Playlist

Hour

​Artist

Song

1

Ben Sollee

Learn to Listen

Letting Go

Loving Memory

Steeples

The Brothers Comatose

Modern Day Sinners

Tops of the Trees

Angeline

Michael Cerveris

Sleepwalking

Pony Girl

Phoenix

2

David Lindley

Do You Want My Job

The Cuckoo Bird

The New Minglewood Blues / .45 Pistol Blues

Judy Collins with Ari Hest

Strangers Again

I Choose Love

 

 

The Weight

Silver Skies Blue

Drifting Away

 

 

Home Before Dark

 

Larry Groce & Co.

Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning

Originally broadcast May 13th, 2016

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Press Release

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.

 

Judy Collins with Ari Hest - Inspired by trailblazers like Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, and the traditional songs of the ‘50s folk revival, Judy Collins embarked on a career that has lasted more than five decades - and is still going strong. For this “Mountain Stage” set, she will be accompanied by one of her favorite new singer/songwriters, Ari Hest. Through Collins’ expansive career, she has crossed several musical genres with hits like the folk classic “Both Sides Now” (now entered in the Grammy’s Hall of Fame), the country hit “Someday Soon” and Broadway’s “Send in the Clowns,” which earned her a Grammy for “Song of the Year” in 1975. In 2003, she authored a book titled “Sanity and Grace, A Journey of Suicide, Survival and Strength,” a memoir that focused on the death of her only son and the subsequent healing process. In 2008, she oversaw “Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins,” an album featuring artists ranging from Dolly Parton and Joan Baez to Rufus Wainwright and Chrissie Hynde covering her compositions. The same year she received an honorary doctorate from Pratt Institute. In 2012, she released the CD/DVD “Judy Collins Live At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art” and, in 2014 followed it with another CD/DVD, “Live in Ireland.” Both won Bronze Medals at the New York Festival International Television & Film Awards. Her current release, “Strangers Again,” features duets with icons and young talents, from Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne and Jeff Bridges to Glen Hansard, Ari Hest and Bhi Bhiman. She is also an accomplished filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor, and an in-demand keynote speaker for mental health and suicide prevention. At 76, Collins continues to write and tour worldwide. Ari Hest issued his major label debut, “Someone To Tell,” on Columbia Records in 2003. Hest's music has been featured on numerous television shows including “Private Practice,” “Army Wives” and “One Tree Hill.” Hest also scored the film “Dreamriders,” which won several independent film awards. In 2012, he released “The Fire Plays.”

 

Ben Sollee - Named one of NPR’s “Top Ten Unknown Artists of the Year” in 2007, Kentucky native Ben Sollee’s developed his distinctive cello technique and soulful voice through his work with avant-garde bluesman Otis Taylor and Abigail Washburn’s East-meets-West folk of The Sparrow Quartet (which featured banjo-master Béla Fleck). He also was a member of the trio Appalachian Voices which included My Morning Jacket’s Yim Yames and singer/songwriter Daniel Martin Moore. Sollee has performed at TEDxSan Diego, held workshops in public schools in Kentucky, and composed and recorded performances for a pair of feature-length films and original ballet pieces, including a live performance of “Dangerous Liaisons” with the North Carolina Dance Theatre. Sollee wrote his first original film score for the documentary “Maidentrip” which premiered and won the Audience Award for Vision at SXSW Film 2013. He is also the featured solo cellist in the upcoming film “Killing Season,” starring Robert DeNiro and John Travolta. Following up 2012's “Half-Made Man” and “Live From The Grocery on Home,” Sollee released a pair of film soundtracks, “Maidentrip” and “Fall to Rise.”

 

Michael Cerveris - While Huntington native Michael Cerveris is a celebrated, two-time Tony Award winning actor, he has a musical alter ego that is just as diverse and interesting as his acting roles. Before Cerveris won a Tony for his role as Bruce Bechdel in “Fun Home,” the genre-busting musical based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel about her family, he originated the title role in the Broadway hit “Tommy” in 1993, starred in the smash cult hit “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” and had featured roles in  “Titanic,” as Giorgio in the 2002 Kennedy Center revival of Stephen Sondheim’s “Passion,” a Tony-winning role as John Wilkes Booth in “Assassins,” the title role in the 2005 revival of “Sweeney Todd,” the role of Kurt Weill in “LoveMusik,” and Juan Perón in the 2012 revival of “Evita.” As a rock musician, he is the former frontman of British band Retriever and was the guitarist/vocalist on Bob Mould's 1998 US/UK "Dog and Pony Show" tour. Following up his debut, “Dog Eared,” he has released “Piety,” which was recorded in New Orleans, his second home.

 

The Brothers Comatose - Led by brothers Ben and Alex Morrison, The Brothers Comatose is a rocking stringband that, in just a few years, has gone from an in-demand support act to headliner. After two critically acclaimed releases - 2010's “Songs From The Stoop” and 2012's “Respect the Van” - and tours with Devil Makes Three, Yonder Mountain String Band and Lake Street Dive, the San Francisco-based TBC hit the festival circuit, playing High Sierra, Delfest, Outside Lands and Pickathon. The group’s new release is titled “City Painted Gold.”