NRBQ, Kat Edmonson, Lindsay Lou, and more

Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce

NRBQ, Kat Edmonson, Lindsay Lou, and more

Sun · May 13, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$18.00 - $35.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Available to Mountain Stage Members March 2, 10am

On-sale to public: March 9, 10am

Advance Tickets: $20

Day of Show: $35

Available online, by phone (877.987.6487), or at Taylor Books - Downtown Charleston. ​​

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“NRBQ brings joy when we could really use some.” —Elmore Magazine

NRBQ is Terry Adams, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, and John Perrin. “NRBQ” stands for New Rhythm and Blues Quartet. The band’s music, a rollicking blend of everything from stomping rockabilly to Beatles-influenced pop to Thelonious Monk-inspired jazz, has attracted fans as diverse as Elvis Costello, Penn & Teller, R.E.M., SpongeBob SquarePants, Ian McLagan, She & Him, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Nick Lowe, and indie-rock band Whitney. NRBQ songs have inspired cover versions by Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, Darlene Love, and Dave Edmunds, among many others. In addition, the group served as the unofficial "house band" for The Simpsons for the Season 10-12. NRBQ has released a series of critically-acclaimed albums in recent years, among them Keep This Love Goin’ (2011), Brass Tacks (2014), and last year’s 5-disc, 50-year retrospective, High Noon. Of the brand new Happy Talk EP, the Nashville Scene says, “…ties the pursuit of eternal youth to the idea of timeless rock ‘n’ roll.” As the song says, “You’ve got to have a dream, if you don’t have a dream, how you gonna make a dream come true?”
Kat Edmonson
Kat Edmonson
Critically acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Kat Edmonson has played major stages across the United States, Europe and Japan, appeared in major motion pictures, performed on radio and television, and released three groundbreaking albums to date. The genre-defying artist recently appeared in Woody Allen’s film set in the 1930s, Café Society (2016), as a jazz singer, and is highlighted on the official soundtrack performing her version of “Mountain Greenery.”

Edmonson’s most recent record The Big Picture debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart, #1 on Contemporary Jazz Chart and #2 on the Total Jazz Chart. While promoting the album in 2015, she performed on “CBS This Morning: Saturday,” garnering the program’s highest rated viewership since 2006. Edmonson also shared the stage of CBS’s Ed Sullivan Theater later that year with nine-time Grammy award-winners Ray Benson & Asleep at the Wheel on the “Late Show with David Letterman” during the program’s final weeks. The Big Picture was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Mitchell Froom in his Los Angeles studio.

The album followed Edmonson’s 2012 release, Way Down Low, which The New York Times hailed as “fresh as a spring bouquet” and The Boston Globe’s reviewer called “one of the greatest vocal albums I’ve ever heard.” The idea to make Way Down Low came about when Edmonson was invited by the METAlliance (an organization of today’s leading music producers and engineers) to record for two days at Avatar Studios with legendary industry figures Al Schmitt and Phil Ramone. Following their session, Kat initiated a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $50,000 through her fan-base to complete the record at Hollywood’s Capitol Studios. Debuting at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart, Way Down Low features a duet with fellow-Texan Lyle Lovett of Kat’s original song, “Long Way Home.” The album was featured on several major year-end “Best of 2012” lists including Downbeat Magazine, WNYC Soundcheck’s “Best Live Performances” and Daytrotter’s “Best Sessions of 2012.”

Edmonson was featured on NPR an impressive five times that same year and performed on an episode of the nationally syndicated television show, “Austin City Limits”. Soon after, Kat made her debut on the silver screen in the movie, Angels Sing (2013) starring Harry Connick, Jr, and in the spring of that year, Kat was a featured guest on “A Prairie Home Companion.” She returned to “A Prairie Home Companion” in November 2014, reprising the character Cat Mandu that Garrison Keillor wrote for her for the show's regular skit, "Guy Noir, Private Eye.”

Texas native Edmonson grew up in Houston and sang in the local club scene in Austin for several years before self-releasing her first album, Take To The Sky, in 2009. A musical kinship developed from performing with Lyle Lovett led to their high-profile duet of the Christmas classic “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” which the pair recorded on his album Please Release Me and performed together in 2010 on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

Along with her own headline tours, Edmonson has gone on the road in support of Lovett, as well as Chris Isaak, Gary Clark, Jr., Jaime Cullum, and Shawn Colvin, and has opened shows for such luminaries as Smokey Robinson, George Benson, Michael Kiwanuka, Nick Lowe, and Willie Nelson. Her song, “Lucky” has been featured in many feature films, television shows and commercials, including the Coca-Cola “Footprints” ad from the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Edmonson lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Lindsay Lou
Lindsay Lou
Touring behind the release of their most recent record, Ionia, they’ve been featured in the lineup of prestigious affairs such as The Shetland Island Folk Festival and Celtic Connections in Scotland, Stagecoach Music Festival in California boasting around 55,000 attendees, The Bluegrass Jamboree in Germany, and a number of the best acoustic music festivals in the US including: Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado, Merlefest in North Carolina, Wheatland Music Festival in Michigan, GreyFox in New York, Strawberry Music Festival in California, Redwing Roots Festival in Virginia, ROMP in Kentucky, and Pagosa Springs Folk Festival in Colorado. They were named one of NPR Music’s 12 best live performance sessions of 2015 by Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, a program which has featured acts like Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Amos Lee, Joan Baez, Regina Spektor, Norah Jones and PHISH.

Her singing floats over the instrumental mastery and deep groove of her band with dynamics that range from a lullaby to a battle cry. In the words of David Grier, “Lindsay...sings the way you would want to if you could. Phrasing, tone, emotion, it's all there. Effortless seemingly. Simply mesmerizing. Riveting! Don't miss the musical force that is Lindsay Lou.” Lindsay's brand new full-length "Southland" (April 2018) is a collection of songs examining the range of emotions and complex themes of our changing times; delivered with soulfully fierce intensity and tender intimacy that demands your attention.
The Matchsellers
The Matchsellers
The Matchsellers' 4-piece is old-time in outer space. It's a far away galaxy as close as your first cousin. It's a 100,000-mile-an-hour horse and buggy ride. Since 2013, Andrew Morris and Julie Bates, better known as the Matchsellers, have traveled the US and Europe developing their style of off the wall bluegrass & old-time music. In 2017 they began collaborating with two of the Midwest's finest musicians, Chad Graves and Betsey Beymer. Graves is one of the country's top dobro players and a member of the Hillbenders. Beymer is a sought after bassist from Lakin, KS. Together the 4-piece combines absurdity, authenticity and excellent musicianship to create a performance that is representative of the present age: They are pleasantly stuck between the years gone-by and those to come.
The Wooks
The Wooks
Kentucky bluegrass band consisting of:

CJ Cain (Guitar)
Galen Green (Mandolin)
Arthur Hancock (Banjo)
Roddy Puckett (Bass)
Jesse Wells (Fiddle)
Venue Information:
Culture Center Theater
West Virginia State Capitol Grounds
Charleston, WV, 25305