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LISTEN: Colin Hay Has The Mountain Stage Song Of The Week

A lone man stands on a stage playing a guitar. Off the side of him is an "On The Air" sign that is lit up.
Colin Hay performs on Mountain Stage in Walnut Creek, CA.
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This week’s broadcast of Mountain Stage was recorded at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, California. On this episode, host Kathy Mattea welcomes GRAMMY-winning Australian rock star Colin Hay, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist Bruce Cockburn, legendary folk and country artist Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, San Francisco rocker Chuck Prophet accompanied by his band The Make Out Quartet, and folk duo The Lucky Valentines.

Our Song of the Week is an acoustic rendition of the international hit, “Down Under,” performed by Colin Hay. Originally heard on Men at Work’s 1981 debut album, Business as Usual, “Down Under” was written by the group’s co-founders, Colin Hay and Ron Strykert.

Listen for this episode beginning Friday, March 29 on these public radio stations to hear the entire set from Colin Hay, plus more from Bruce Cockburn, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Chuck Prophet & The Make Out Quartet, and The Lucky Valentines.

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