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LISTEN: Catherine Russell Has Our Mountain Stage Song Of The Week

Singer with microphone in hand closes her eyes to sing. Man in suit plays guitar behind her.
Grammy nominated Jazz Vocalist Catherine Russell performs on Mountain Stage.
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This week’s encore episode of Mountain Stage was recorded at the iconic Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in Huntington, West Virginia with our hosts the Marshall Artist Series. Host Kathy Mattea welcomed fellow Grammy Award winner Catherine Russell, along with Irish music superstars The High Kings, folk music icon Tom Paxton, veteran songwriting greats The DonJuans, and emerging West Virginia roots group Kindred Valley.

Our Song of the Week comes from Catherine Russell who made her sixth Mountain Stage appearance. She comes from a rich bloodline of musically notable jazz musicians, which is reflected in her singing and ability to deliver jazz standards with irresistible bluesy smoothness. Russell has performed with David Bowie as part of his last touring band, and she’s been singing with Steely Dan since the mid-1990s. She recently released a new single, her version of Billy Eckstine’s “I Want To Talk About You,” to benefit The Jazz Foundation of America.

Listen to Russell’s performance of “Sticks and Stones,” which comes from her album Send for Me, released in 2022.

Hear the entire live set from Catherine Russell, plus performances by The High Kings, Tom Paxton, The DonJuans, and Kindred Valley on this week’s episode of Mountain Stage with host Kathy Mattea.

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