Joined by the Mountain Stage Band, singer, songwriter and producer Maia Sharp has our Mountain Stage Song of the Week, “Whatever We Are,” a lament that appears originally on her recent album “Mercy Rising.”
Joining Sharp on backing vocals are Mountain Stage host Kathy Mattea and Rissi Palmer, who we’ll also hear on this week’s show.
Maia Sharp-"Whatever We Are" live on Mountain Stage
Backed by the Mountain Stage Band and accompanied by Kathy Mattea & Rissi Palmer on vocals, Maia Sharp does a song from her album "Mercy Rising"
Elsewhere we are treated to a set from southern soul singer and songwriter Rissi Palmer. We’ll hear from some of the finest songwriters to ever grace the Mountain Stage, the incomparable and witty Cheryl Wheeler, the poignant pianist, and producer Kenny White, plus sets from Lexington Kentucky-based modern soul outfit Joslyn & The Sweet Compression. There’s so much in store on this week’s episode, recorded with our friends at WOUB and presented by Ohio University Performing Arts. Listen starting May 6 on these NPR Music stations.
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— Rissi Palmer on Mountain Stage, 2022
Rissi Palmer performing her brand of "Southern Soul" on Mountain Stage
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— Cheryl Wheeler on Mountain Stage in 2022
The incomparable Cheryl Wheeler appears on Mountain Stage for the 9th time on this week's broadcast.
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— Joslyn & The Sweet Compression on Mountain Stage
Lexington, KY based contemporary soul group Joslyn & The Sweet Compression, performing live on Mountain Stage.
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— Kenny White on Mountain Stage, 2022
Pianist, producer, singer and songwriter Kenny White appears on Mountain Stage starting this Friday.
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— Kathy Mattea pre-show
Kathy Mattea rehearses before the doors are opened at Ohio University's Memorial Auditorium. This week's episode was recorded with the help of OU Performing Arts and our affiliate, WOUB.