January 20, 2011

50 SENSE:

The Del McCoury Band On Mountain Stage (NPR, 1/18/11)

While the subject matter is tense, there's always room for a bit of lightheartedness in McCoury's world, as evidenced by the humorous "40 Acres and a Fool." McCoury also performs "Are You Teasing Me" in his set for Mountain Stage. The song was originally recorded by country and rockabilly singer Carl Smith, who fathered another of this week's Mountain Stage guests: Carlene Carter.

Afterwards, The Del McCoury Band's harmonies glow during the murder ballad "Who Showed Who," and the set closes with the group's longtime signature, a cover of Richard Thompson's "1952 Vincent Black Lightning."



Posted by Orrin Judd at January 20, 2011 6:18 PM
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