Blues

Keb' Mo' On Mountain Stage

Jun 10, 2014

Keb' Mo' appears on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown. Born Kevin Moore in Los Angeles, he first visited Mountain Stage nearly 20 years ago, around the time he first adopted the stage name he now uses. In the time since, he has won three Grammy Awards and become one of the world's most decorated living performers of blues and roots music.

John Hammond On Mountain Stage

May 29, 2014

John Hammond appears on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. One of America's foremost acoustic blues artists, Hammond began his career more than 50 years ago.

Dumpstaphunk On Mountain Stage

May 27, 2014

A diverse New Orleans-based funk and jam band, Dumpstaphunk was formed in the early 2000s by Ivan Neville and his cousin, Ian Neville (son of Art Neville). Their debut at the 2003 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival served up a bass-heavy fusion of New Orleans groove and classic funk. It was only fitting that Dumpstaphunk's first album was a live recording from that same venue in 2006.

Robert Cray On Mountain Stage

May 27, 2014

Robert Cray performs on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, West Virginia. Unlike many blues guitarists of his generation, Cray found his way to his instrument not through the blues, but through The Beatles. And while his is now widely considered to be one of America's premier blues players, Cray's nimble vocals allow him to skirt the edges of R&B, soul and pop music.

Coming up through the Greenwich Village folk scene, John Hammond collected the work of some of the greatest blues artists of all time. On his latest album, that music is presented as bare-bones and honestly as possible: just him, his guitar, his harmonica and a deeply appreciative audience.

A Debut Album At 81 Years Old

Jan 5, 2014

The new year is a time of new beginnings, new resolutions, new projects and new directions. So it's a perfectly appropriate time of year for Leo Welch, at the age of 81, to put out his very first album.

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