Since 2008, the North Carolina band Holy Ghost Tent Revival has been crafting a sound rooted in its members' Southern upbringing. Along the way, it's made the transition from playing acoustic bluegrass and folk to becoming a soul-rock horn band that recalls '60s and '70s classic-rock influences such as The Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers, contemporary indie-rock acts like Dr. Dog, and New Orleans brass-band jazz.
American Idol has always been a show with two audiences: the real one and the imagined one. The real one has a median viewer age of about 50, while the imagined one has a median age of about 15. You don't see the real audience frantically waving signs during the live show, but the imagined one. Idol enjoys presenting itself as a phenomenon for excitement-hungry teenagers, but in fact, it's just as much a phenomenon for their parents.
Singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle makes his second appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown. Backed by his own band â€” which includes Paul Niehaus on pedal steel, Vince Ilagan on upright bass and Jon Radford on drums â€” Earle plays songs from his new album, Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now.
Originally published on Thu September 20, 2012 4:11 pm
Here comes summer! Oh, whoops, there it went. And as September kicks in with its accompanying browning of leaves and multiplication of clothing layers, you'd think that maybe the sounds of summer would be set aside along with the bikinis.