Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 4:44 PM
Aiken, a folk-rocker for more than 40 years, plays with the Mountain Stage band for the first time.
Caroline Aiken makes her first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens. Born and raised on the Georgia Sea Island of St. Simons, Aiken grew up under the influence of local musicians like the Georgia Sea Island Singers.
In the late 1960s, Aiken relocated to New York, then to California, South America and back to Atlanta, playing music all along the way. It was in Atlanta that she heard a teenage duo singing a CSNY song behind the venue where she was set to perform. Years later, the same duo — The Indigo Girls — invited Aiken to tour with it on several different occasions.
A powerful guitarist in her own right, Aiken is backed by the Mountain Stage band on bass and drums, as well as her some of her friends: Eddie Glicken on percussion, John Pagano and John Keane on guitar and, for her final song, Randall Bramblett on sax. [Copyright 2012 National Public Radio]
This article is filed in: Concerts
The Boston group mixes a jam-band sound and soulful songwriting, recorded live in West Virginia.
Dar Williams In Concert
Hear the folksinger perform songs from her new album, In the Time of Gods, live in Delaware.
In Memoriam: Everett Lilly On Mountain Stage
Hear "God's mandolin player" and his family perform in excerpts from his visits to the show.
Martin Sexton On Mountain Stage
Hear the soulful rocker play songs spanning his entire career, including a cover from his new EP.
Randall Bramblett On Mountain Stage
Hear the acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and songwriter play songs both old and new.
News updates from WGBH