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Listen: Col. Bruce Hampton And The Aquarium Rescue Unit Has Our Mountain Stage Song Of The Week
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This week’s episode of Mountain Stage is a compilation of our “Festival Favorites.” This special episode features performances by some of our favorite festival acts that have also graced the Mountain Stage. You’ll hear songs from Phish, Joan Baez, Widespread Panic, Greensky Bluegrass, and many more.
Our Song of the Week is by Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit. The Aquarium Rescue Unit is an experimental jazz rock group, originally founded as the backup band for Col. Bruce Hampton, consisting of, at various times, Oteil Burbridge, Jimmy Herring, Matt Mundy, Charles Williams, Kofi Burbridge, Jeff Sipe, Paul Henson, and of course, Hampton himself.
The group’s take on the gospel standard “Working on a Building” is our Song of the Week, featured as part of our “Horizons of Jam” segment, inspired by the early ‘90s HORDE festivals. This song is just one of our favorites from the live show that was recorded on March 1, 1992.
Starting this Friday, May 19, episode 1,012 of Mountain Stage will be heard on nearly 300 NPR stations nationwide. Our guest-host Larry Groce steps in for this week’s show, with alt-country pioneer Robbie Fulks, award-winning bluegrass band The Gibson Brothers, folk rocker Jaimee Harris, Portland singer-songwriter Anna Tivel, and up-and-coming Kentucky artist Nicholas Jamerson.
This week's broadcast of Mountain Stage features Tex-Mex Americana indie rock group Calexico. Plus, David Wax Museum, Steve Forbert, Anna Mieke, and David Huckfelt. Join us starting May 12 for the broadcast.
This week’s Mountain Stage was recorded at the iconic Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in Huntington, WV. Host Kathy Mattea welcomed fellow Grammy-Award winner Catherine Russell, along with Ireland's The High Kings, Tom Paxton, The DonJuans, and emerging West Virginia group Kindred Valley.