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Livingston Taylor, Gretchen Peters, Jill Barber and more on Mountain Stage

Week after November 02, 2018

Livingston Taylor
Gretchen Peters
Jill Barber
Sean Rowe
Amber Rubarth

Playlist

Hour

​Artist

Song

1

Sean Rowe

Gabriel

 

 

Toast

 

 

Burning Hell

 

Julie Adams

You Are the Traveler

 

Jill Barber

Love Is

 

 

Mercy

 

 

Clumsy Heart

 

 

A Girl’s Gotta Do

 

Amber Rubarth

Wishing Song

 

 

*Wildflowers in the Graveyard*

 

 

As We Walk into the Night

 

 

If I Fall Asleep

 

 

The Maiden and the Ram

2

Gretchen Peters

Say Grace

 

 

Wichita

 

 

The Boy from Rye

 

 

*Disappearing Act*

 

 

Truckstop Angel

 

Bob Thompson

*Good Morning, Heartache*

 

Livingston Taylor

I Belong

 

 

Sweet Blindness

 

 

*Never Lose Hope*

 

 

There I’ll Be

 

 

Railroad Bill

 

 

Over the Rainbow

 

Larry Groce & Company

When Will I Be Loved







*Podcast Only*

Recorded on October 7, 2018

Podcast audio due November 13, 2018.


 

Press Release

Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, which began a 50-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting, and teaching. Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Livingston is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate, and Hugh. Livingston recorded his first record at the age of 18 and has continued to create well crafted, introspective, and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide.

From top-40 hits “I Will Be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running,” to “I Can Dream of You” and “Boatman,” the last two recorded by his brother James, Livingston’s creative output has continued unabated. His musical knowledge has inspired a varied repertoire, and he is equally at home with a range of musical genres—folk, pop, gospel, jazz—and from upbeat storytelling and touching ballads to full orchestra performances.

There’s a bittersweet beauty to the passing of time — the changes it brings are just as often heartbreaking as they are heartwarming. The inevitable tension that arises from that sway is Gretchen Peters’ most trusted muse. With melody supporting that melancholy, the songs on Peters’ new album, Dancing With The Beast, combine to lift the effort over the high artistic bar set by her last outing, 2015’s award-winning Blackbirds. Strung together and populated with strong and broken female heroines, those vignettes make up Dancing With The Beast and, indeed, Peters’ entire discography.

2 time Juno Award nominee Jill Barber, is one of Canada’s brightest stars – selling out theatres coast to coast and headlining the country’s most prestigious festivals. Her albums have sold over 100,000 copies and her album Mischievous Moon spent 13 straight weeks at #1 on the Canadian Jazz Charts and debuted at #12 on the US Billboard Jazz charts. Her song “Chances” was also featured on the soundtrack for the hit series “Orange is the New Black.” She has fans in Josh Ritter, Kathleen Edwards, Kris Kristofferson (who hails Jill as a “real songwriter, a damn good songwriter”) and collaborator Ron Sexsmith. Metaphora hears the singer-songwriter embracing danceable contemporary pop sounds to address topics like "empowerment, sexual politics, the complications of love and depression."

 

"We are the elders of our minds," sings Sean Rowe on "Gas Station Rose," the track that ushers in his fourth album, New Lore, with plaintive plucks of guitar and steady drips of piano that fall in like rain. It's a sparse and beautiful moment, anchored by Rowe's unparalleled voice - so full of gravely soul, aged and edged by years on the road, as a father and husband, as a creative force always looking for the next rhyme. And, so integral to the man that he is, one that is constantly absorbing nature. It wasn't the easiest journey to get to the ten vulnerable songs that comprise New Lore (out April 7th care of Anti-) – it took a label change, a trip to Memphis and some support from unexpected places – but what resulted is a roadmap for a gentle heart in modern times, in a world where the best oracle isn’t within a computer, but within ourselves.



Amber Rubarth has performed her music far and wide, touring solo across South Africa, Europe, Japan, and all throughout America with her “unique gift of knocking down walls with songs so strong they sound like classics from another era.” -Acoustic Guitar Magazine.  She was recently cast alongside Joe Purdy to star in the feature film 'American Folk' which won numerous festival awards and was released in theaters January 2018 (Good Deed Entertainment).  The film received high praise with the Hollywood Reporter calling it "Superb... A heartfelt homage to American folk music," and Rolling Stone premiering the first single as “Enchanting… beautifully recalls several of the duets that John Prine has sung so effectively with frequent partner Iris DeMent, yet it offers the added bonus of discovering two wondrous new voices."