Rodney Crowell
The Infamous Stringdusters
Elephant Revival
The Sea The Sea
Tattletale Saints






Tattletale Saints




How Red is the Blood from a Broken Heart



Complicated Man


Elephant Revival

Remembering a Beginning



Down to the Sea



The Pasture






Grace of a Woman


The Sea The Sea

Let it be Said



Fists Full of Flowers



Pretty Penny


Tim O’Brien

Licorice Water


Infamous Stringdusters

Light and Love



By My Side






Middle Fork



Let it Go



I’ll Get Away


Bob Thompson

Are You Lonesome Tonight?


Rodney Crowell

Fever on the Bayou



Come Back Baby



Open Season on My Heart



Frankie Please



God I’m Missing You



Moving Work of Art


Tim O’Brien & Co.

Step by Step

Originally broadcast  June 12th, 2014


Press Release

 Rodney Crowell – The standard bearer of country’s "New Traditionalist" movement of the mid-‘80s, Crowell has contributed to some of modern country’s finest moments. After being discovered (and signed) by Jerry Reed in the mid-‘70s, Crowell went on to play (and write songs) for Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band. Next, he wrote for and produced (and married) Rosanne Cash. In 1980, Crowell’s songwriting career took off when he scored a string of No. 1 hits for bands like the Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle and Bob Seeger. Finally, in 1988, Crowell’s own release, “Diamonds and Dirt,” connected with five consecutive No. 1 singles. Crowell is a multi-Grammy winner, a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the recipient of the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting from the Americana Music Association. His songs have been covered and performed by an eminent group of musicians, including Van Morrison, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Etta James, George Strait, Royksopp and Tim McGraw. After teaming up with “The Liar’s Club” author Mary Karr for “Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell,” in 2013, he collaborated with lifelong friend Emmylou Harris on “Old Yellow Moon” - which earned a Grammy for “Best Americana Album.” His current release, “Tarpaper Sky,” pairs him with most of the band that had played with him on his still-classic breakthrough “Diamonds & Dirt.” 


 The Infamous Stringdusters - This all-star band formed in Nashville in 2006 and quickly struck a winning balance between old-timey bluegrass and indie jamgrass. And with its 2007 debut, “Fork in the Road,” taking home the IBMA’s coveted “Album of the Year,” “Song of the Year” and “Emerging Artist of the Year” awards, the six-piece Infamous Stringdusters became regulars at festivals including Telluride, Grey Fox, Bonnaroo and High Sierra. After 2010's “Things That Fly” the band issued “Silver Sky” in 2012. The group’s 2013 summer American Rivers Tour doubled as an awareness campaign for water sustainability issues in partnership with prominent outdoor industry companies including Patagonia, Klean Kanteen and Osprey Packs. Band members and select fans and friends embarked on a six-day float trip through an unspoiled wilderness area and, with instruments in tow, played music daily, standing on the banks of the river or sitting together in campsite circles. The group’s new release, “Let it Go,” is the first on its own label.


 Elephant Revival - Formed in Nederland, CO, in 2006, this five-piece group’s music draws on influences ranging from gypsy, jazz and reggae to Celtic, alt-country and hip-hop. In addition to guitar, banjo, mandolin and fiddle, the group’s instrumentation includes washboard, djembe, musical saw, and stompbox. The Indie Acoustic Music Project labeled the group’s sound “progressive edge.” and named its debut, “Break in The Clouds” release the “Best CD of 2011.” Elephant Revival also shares a commitment to responsible stewardship of the planet and its inhabitants, working with organizations such as the Conscious Alliance, Calling All Crows, Trees Water & People, and other non-profits supporting humanitarian causes. The band’s moniker was chosen out of empathy for a pair of zoo pachyderms who, upon being separated after 16 years, died on the same day. In 2013, ER released its third full-length CD titled “These Changing Skies.”


 Tattletale Saints - New Zealand duo Tattletale Saints is comprised of vocalist, guitarist, songwriter Cy Winstanley and vocalist, double bassist Vanessa McGowan. Winstanley moved to London in 2004 and spent seven years busking, writing and playing around the country. In 2005, McGown left New Zealand to pursue a Masters of Music in Jazz Bass at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While there, she performed with Chris Potter, Joe La Barbera, Marlena Shaw and Ruth Brown, as well as touring Costa Rica. The two met up in London and formed the group Her Make Believe. Now based in Nashville, Winstanley and McGowan recorded their debut, “How Red Is the Blood,” in Nashville with Grammy winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien. The record won “Folk Album of the Year” honors at the 2014 New Zealand Music Award. The duo have drawn comparisons to Paul Simon and is currently touring the U.S. in support of the release. 


 The Sea The Sea - Since the Fall of 2011, Chuck e. Costa and Mira Stanley have been touring the country, showing off their seamless harmonies and impressive collection of original material. The daughter of “Mountain Stage” house band leader Ron Sowell, Stanley was the featured singer on pianist Bob Thompson’s nationally broadcast Christmas show “Joy to the World” in 2006. Following a well-received appearances at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance, TSTS’s music and videos have been featured in The Huffington Post and Acoustic Live NYC, and on Spotify, CMT and MTV. The group’s debut, “Lover We Are WE Love,” has garnered rave reviews from publications including “No Depression” which said, "On top of well-crafted songs, commanding stage presence and instrumental abilities, their voices in close harmony evoked for me a sound landing somewhere between Bowling Green and Bakersfield." 




This episode of Mountain Stage is scheduled for broadcast in spring 2014. For more information, including hi-res photos and interview requests, please contact Adam Harris, 304.556.4900.