Doyle, Lovell Sisters on Mountain Stage

Mountain StageNational Public Radio has posted the audio online from the recent Mountain Stage performances by Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and The Lovell Sisters. They both appeared on the show earlier this month, along with Steve Earle, Sara Watkins and King Wilkie.

Doyle’s set featured songs from his current Rounder CD, Lonely Street, plus a couple of their all-time favorites like Blue Train. The music is great as always, and the audio engineer actually discovered the banjo after a few songs.

The Lovells’ segment is also made up from material on their latest CD, Time To Grow, a self-produced effort that marked their shift from a teen act to a group of serious young musicians. Jessica Lovell spoke to us at length last year about the travails they experienced in getting it released, and what led them to reject a major label contract with a glidepath to mainstream pop success.

You can read that interview on Bluegrass Today.

The Sara Watkins set from Mountain Stage is also available online.

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