Richie Havens on Mountain Stage, January 29, 1995
This week’s Mountain Stage is a special edition from our
archives. Recorded on January 19,
1995, you’ll hear from beloved folk singer, songwriter, and song
stylist Richie Havens. This episode had been scheduled for rebroadcast on April
26 for many weeks now – so it was a sad and unfortunate
coincidence that Haven passed away this Monday. Special thanks are due to host
Larry Groce and engineer Patrick “P-Train” Stephens for getting this episode
ready for air – there’s a lot of work involved, as shows from this era are
stored on delicate digital audio tape.
Barenaked Ladies on Mountain Stage, January 29, 1995
You’ll also hear performances from Barenaked Ladies, Rusted
Root, Taj Mahal and Baaba Maal. Both Barenaked Ladies and
Rusted Root were relatives unknowns at the time of the original ’95 broadcast – although BNL
had already found major success in Canada.
They went on to find significant Mainstream success in America too, along with Rusted Root,
whose song “Send Me On My Way” seems to have never quite disappeared from radio,
movies, or television. They open their Mountain Stage set with a that song –
which says all you need to know about the progress of their career at the time
this episode was recorded.
Click here to view
the complete playlist from the show. And click here for a preview: Richie Havens singing “Nobody
Left to Crown,” from this week’s episode.
Thanks again for listening to Mountain Stage.