Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and More on Mountain Stage This Sunday, Athens, OH.

Oct 12, 2017

Mountain Stage with Larry Groce returns to the campus of Ohio University in Athens, OH this Sunday in partnership with OU Performing Arts and our long-time radio partners WOUB-Public Media.

As of this writing, tickets are still available at online, by phone  740.593.1780 or at the Memorial Auditorium Box Office. Click here for tickets and more info. Show time is 7pm.

Scheduled to appear on Sunday are blues-rock mainstay Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, soulful pop singer Paula Cole, Ohio’s own guitar-rock goddess Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons, Austin-based journeymen singer-songwriter Matt the Electrician, and multi-national sensations LADAMA. Keep scrolling to preview  some  recent material from each of the guests.

Lay It On Down,” released in August,  is the second consecutive album Kenny Wayne Shepherd has recorded in his hometown of Shreveport, La., with producer Marshall Altman at Blade Studios. According to an interview with Billboard, the title track was inspired by the power ballads Shepherd heard in his youth.

Paula Cole has collaborated with artists like Chris Botti, Peter Gabriel and Sarah Mclachlan, she is the voice behind Peter Gabriel’s “Secret World Live”, smash hits “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?”, “I Don’t Want To Wait”, and the brave, brazen double platinum album, “This Fire”.  Now, she takes us from “Billie Holiday and Bob Dylan, to John Coltrane and Nina Simone, to Bobbie Gentry and Nancy Wilson,” with her latest album of classic folk, jazz and pop standards called “Ballads.”

Four musicians, educators and collaborators comprise the multi-national sounds of LADAMA. The group’s “Porro Maracutu” was hand-picked by Mountain Stage producers for NPR’s Heavy Rotation, and earlier this week the group performed on ESPN2 as part of their TV special “Nación ESPN: The Latino Experience.”

Their self-titled debut release, is out now on Six Degrees Records.

Ohio’s own Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons have made quite the name for themselves with buzz-worthy live-performances, so it’s no wonder the band was named “#1 Local Band” in Columbus Alive’s 2017 Reader’s Poll.

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