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LISTEN: Amy Ray Band Has The Mountain Stage Song Of The Week

Three people perform on a stage. Two women and one man. All three play guitars.
Amy Ray Band performs on Mountain Stage with Alison Brown.
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Amy Ray returns to Mountain Stage on this week’s encore broadcast along with her band. We’ll also hear New York trio The Lone Bellow, progressive banjo player Alison Brown, slide guitar master and banjo champion Tony Furtado, and Nova Scotia folk group Villages. This episode was recorded at the People’s Bank Theatre in Marietta, Ohio with guest host Larry Groce.

Our Song of the Week is by Amy Ray Band, who has been performing on Mountain Stage since 1990 as a solo artist and with Emily Saliers to make up the Indigo Girls.

“A Mighty Thing” is the leading title off her 10th solo album, If It All Goes South. On the recorded album and for this live performance, Ray includes the banjo skills of Alison Brown and her live touring band to round out its rich harmony-driven chorus.

Tune in to this week’s episode starting Friday, Feb. 29 on these public radio stations to hear Amy Ray Band’s full set, plus performances by The Lone Bellow, Alison Brown, Tony Furtado and Villages.

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