THIS SUNDAY: Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets, Patty Griffin and More on Mountain Stage in Charleston

Sep 18, 2019

Tickets are still available for this Sunday’s star-studded Mountain Stage line-up, scheduled for 7p.m. at the Culture Center Theater on the state capitol grounds. But if you can't join us, watch live via VuHaus.com.

UPDATE: Sunday's show will be offered as a live webcast starting at 7p.m. EST thanks to the video production department at West Virginia Public Broadcasting and VuHaus. Just point your browser to this post, MountainStage.org or VuHaus.com to watch along.

There's nothing like being there, so if you're able to join us in Charleston you can still find tickets. Read on for more on all our guests.

Host Larry Groce will welcome renowned singer, songwriter and producer Nick Lowe, who returns to Mountain Stage for the first time since 2001. He’s flanked by living-legends of instrumental-rock Los Straitjackets. Together they have a new EP out called “Love Starvation/Trombone,”  which follows their first EP together, 2018’s “Tokyo Bay/ Crying Inside.” We can’t wait to see what they do live.

Tickets are available, while they last, online and at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston.

Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets – Love Starvation

Also appearing this Sunday is Grammy winning singer and songwriter Patty Griffin, whose latest album, Patty Griffin, is her tenth.

The album was recorded near her hometown in Austin, TX, and features backing vocals by Robert Plant. She’s also just released a version of Tom Waits’ “Ruby’s Arms,” for an upcoming Waits tribute record that also features Aimee Mann, Phoebe Bridgers, and Rosanne Cash. Griffin has had her work performed by a truly epic assortment of artists, among them Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Solomon Burke, Dixie Chicks, Kelly Clarkson & Jeff Beck, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert and Melissa Etheridge. 

She’s made four appearances on Mountain Stage since 1999, and we always look forward to her return.

Patty Griffin – Ruby’s Eyes

 

Craig Finn is widely praised for his work as front-man and songwriter for The Hold Steady, and his latest solo record, “I Need A New War,” is filled with his unmatched lyrical skill.

Listen to “Something to Hope For,” below, and get tickets now to see Finn and the Uptown Controllers up close and personal this Sunday.

Finn joined us last in 2015 and The Hold Steady were on the show in 2010.

Craig Finn – Something to Hope For

Credit Jessie McCall

Rounding out the line-up with their first appearance on Mountain Stage is Shook Twins, who released their fourth album, Some Good Lives, earlier this year. Featuring identical twin sisters Katelyn Shook [vocals, guitar] and Laurie Shook [banjo, vocals], Shook Twins have shared stages with Gregory Alan Isakov and Ani DiFranco, among others, and even won praise from the acclaimed author Neil Gaiman, who said “They make music that twines through your soul the way vines cover an abandoned shack in the woods.”

The band just released a new single, “No Choice (acoustic)," which revisits one of the album cuts in acoustic format.

Shook Twins – What Have We Done

Tickets are still available, as of this writing, for this legendary line-up, but they’re going quickly. Get your tickets online or at Taylor Books, and make plans to be a part of our radio audience for what’s sure to be an unforgettable night of music in “Almost Heaven.”

Radio listeners will hear this episode via NPR Music later this Fall.