From the Archives: Warren Zevon on NPR's Mountain Stage

Apr 19, 2017

Warren Zevon was a beloved cult hero in the world of rock music. Born in Chicago but raised on the West Coast, Zevon began his music career as a classical piano student before broadening his admiration of Stravinsky to The Everly Brothers and other folk and pop icons.

Zevon’s stoic vocals and gallows songwriting led to critical acclaim and popular success, eventually leading to his 1978 hit “Werewolves of London.” Although he could certainly be “Mr. Bad Example,” Zevon was an artist’s artist, one that we were proud to welcome twice to the Mountain Stage

This week's special memorial broadcast features performances from late, great musicians like Buckwheat Zydeco, Hazel Dickens, Guy Clark, Allen Toussaint, Odetta and more.

Hear another 1991 performance from Warren Zevon right now on the #MS2Go edition of the Mountain Stage podcast. Download, rate and review below: