Over the course of nearly five decades, Van Dyke Parks has released an album under his own name roughly every five years. His latest, <em>Songs Cycled</em><em>, </em>is a nod to his similarly titled solo debu<em></em>t<em></em>.
In January, English musician and record producer Colin Bass found himself in the midst of an extraordinary assignment. Bass had traveled, with microphones and recording equipment in tow, to the Sahara desert to meet up with a musical group called Etran Finatawa.
Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 12:00 pm
Chris Young was the 2006 winner of the TV series Nashville Star. His first three albums have produced five No. 1 hits, and he was nominated for a Grammy in 2010 for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for his single "Gettin' You Home."
Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:14 pm
Steve Martin is a true Renaissance man, having run the gamut of accomplishments from acting to writing to art collecting. He's also an award-winning banjo player, offering easy, lilting banjo melodies alongside former New Bohemian Edie Brickell's lyrics on the duo's latest album, Love Has Come For You.
Originally published on Sat July 27, 2013 12:51 pm
Based in Nashville via Los Angeles, the husband and wife duo of Amanda Sudano and Abner Ramirez have been performing together for nearly a decade as Johnnyswim. Now they make their first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown.