Vince Gill, performing live on Mountain Stage
This week’s premier broadcast of Mountain Stage features one
of our most exciting shows of 2011. Recorded live in the border town of Bristol
TN/VA, in partnership with our friends at
the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance, you’ll hear from country music icon
Vince Gill, along with Jim Lauderdale, the David Mayfield Parade, Red Molly, and
Vince Gill, Backstage at Mountain Stage
One of the top-selling country music artists of all time, Vince
Gill appears on Mountain Stage in support of his first studio album in five
years, Guitar Slinger. Gill cut his teeth in the 70’s as a vocalist and
multi-instrumentalist with outfits like Ricky Skaggs’ Boone
Creek before joining country rockers Pure Prairie League – a group his high school
bluegrass band had opened for – in 1979.
He left in 1981 to join Rodney
Crowell’s renowned backing band The Cherry Bombs. By the late 80's, Gill was a bona fide superstar, releasing multiple Top 10 platinum-selling albums, and
hosting the CMA awards a record-setting 12 consecutive times.
You can see part
of his Mountain Stage performance, and hear him talk about his new album and musical roots via
our Backstage at Mountain Stage above.
The David Mayfield Parade, Backstage at Mountain Stage
You’ll also hear from the David Mayfield Parade. A Mountain
Stage veteran already, Mayfield has appeared with Cadillac Sky, Among the Oak
and the Ash, and alongside his sister Jessica Lee Mayfield. David Mayfield’s solo project
builds on his solid roots in bluegrass, combining it with folk, indie rock, and
his trademark humor and showmanship. See Mayfield and his band in action, and
hear him talk about his new record via our Backstage at Mountain Stage above.
Jim Lauderdale also stops by. A multi-talented performer and
songwriter with successes in both country and bluegrass music, Jim Lauderdale’s
career has taken him all over America’s
He’s among Nashville’s “A” list of songwriters, with tunes
recorded by artists such as Patty Loveless, George Jones, The Dixie Chicks, and Vince Gill. Not content to just
write hits for the stars, he’s toured with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Mary
Chapin Carpenter, and Elvis Costello. His latest release is Patchwork
Red Molly makes their first appearance on Mountain Stage. This
bluegrass and old-time trio began around a campsite at the 2004 Falcon Ridge
Folk Festival in upstate New York.
After six years of touring, the New York-based group has expanded its
audience and performed at events like Merlefest and the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion. Founding members Laurie
MacAllister and Abbie Gardner were recently joined by Austin-based singer/songwriter
Molly Venter. Their latest is Light in the Sky.
Finally, you’ll hear from West
Virginia’s own John Lilly. The editor of Goldenseal Magazine
since 1997, John Lilly’s music recalls the sounds of a different era. Bluegrass
Unlimited called 2000's Broken Moon one of the "most unusual and
interesting acoustic disks of the year" while 2005's Blue
Highway was a collaboration with legendary Tennessee
fiddler Ralph Blizard. His current release is John Lilly: Live on Red Barn Radio.
here to find out when and where you can hear this show in your area.
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