Listen: Balsam Range on Mountain Stage

Apr 11, 2019

Award-winning bluegrass group Balsam Range made their first appearance on Mountain Stage earlier this year with songs from their newly released album "Aeonic".

Our Song of the Week, "If I Needed Someone," finds the band blending bluegrass with The Beatles, which helps explain why the band was awarded the prestigious "Entertainers of the Year" at the 2018 International Bluegrass Music Association's awards and honors.

Gathering for the finale song are members of Yonder Mountain String Band, Balsam Range, Oh Pep!, Le Poules a Colin and Peter Case.
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

You can hear the entire set from Balsam Range, as well as sets from jam-grass innovators Yonder Mountain String Band, Australia's roots-pop group Oh Pep!, plus Quebec's Les Poules à Colin and alt-folk luminary Peter Case, on this week's brand-new episode of Mountain Stage.

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