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LISTEN: Darlingside Has The Mountain Stage Song Of The Week

Five musicians stand on a stage playing the banjo, electric guitar, fiddle, acoustic guitar, and bass guitar.
Darlingside performing on Mountain Stage.
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This week’s encore broadcast of Mountain Stage features Boston-based quartet Darlingside, joined by Irish folk group Altan, Canadian pop songwriter Royal Wood, independent folk-singer and songwriter Rachael Sage, and Sacramento-based trio Dear Darling. Tune in to one of these NPR stations starting Friday, Jan. 19, and be sure to subscribe to our podcast so you can listen from wherever you may be.

Our Song of the Week comes from Darlingside, who are described by NPR as “exquisitely arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop.” Their combination of rich harmonies with electronic elements, banjo, mandolin, violin and cello makes for an inventive sound that is reminiscent of Crosby, Stills and Nash and Simon & Garfunkel, with a decidedly modern approach.

Our Song of the Week is Darlingside’s performance of “Ocean Bed,” which appeared on their 2020 album Fish Pond Fish.

Hear the entire set from Darlingside, plus live performances by Altan, Royal Wood, Rachael Sage, and Dear Darling on this week’s episode of Mountain Stage with host Kathy Mattea.

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