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LISTEN: Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets Have The Mountain Stage Song Of The Week

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Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets perform on Mountain Stage in 2019.
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Iconic musician, songwriter and producer Nick Lowe returned to Mountain Stage in 2019 flanked by surf-rock legends Los Straitjackets. Host Larry Groce also welcomed Patty Griffin, Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers and Shook Twins to the stage.

Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets performed a legendary set, including tunes from their EP Love Starvation/Trombone, and Lowe’s most timeless song, “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding,” which is our Song of the Week.

Lowe was producer on the early works of Elvis Costello, who popularized Lowe’s song “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding.” Here the song is reprised by Lowe and Los Straitjackets as the set-closer of the group’s appearance on this week’s episode of Mountain Stage.

Starting May 31, listeners will also be treated to a set of beautiful songs from Patty Griffin, an amped up performance from alt-rock poet Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers and the fresh sound of Shook Twins. Find a station that carries Mountain Stage here and be sure to tune in to this ‘can’t miss’ episode. You can also find this archived episode on the Mountain Stage podcast by searching for episode 954.

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