Mountain Heart is the band that has been fearlessly revolutionizing the way acoustic music can be presented and played. The band’s name has been synonymous with cutting-edge excellence in acoustic music circles since the group’s creation in 1999. Widely known throughout the music industry for continually redefining the boundaries of acoustic music, the band has gained legions of loyal fans both as a result of their superlative musicianship, and just as notably, their incendiary live performances.
Opening Act: EmiSunshine
It’s impossible to explain the exceptional talents of EmiSunshine, a 10-year-old East Tennessee prodigy who has captured the nation’s attention as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Steeped in Appalachian music, she is a true vocal stylist, one who instinctively knows how to interpret the nuances of a song with her impressive range, even though she has yet to gain the life experience and empathy seemingly necessary to fully comprehend the words she sings. Despite a given name that reflects optimism, she is drawn to darker themes of pain, anguish and even murder, like that of The Louvin Brothers, whom she loves.
All-new episodes of the award-winning concert series BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND set to air on PBS this fall
Producers of the acclaimed PBS music event series, BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND, announced Season Five will include 12 all-new episodes of this unique, musical adventure. The concert series is taped live in the world-famous Volcano Room at Cumberland Caverns 333-feet underground.
The first episode of Season Five features Leftover Salmon.
BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND Season 5 artists include: Amos Lee, Robert Earl Keen, Leeann Womack, Hot Rize, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Jerry Douglas and The Earls Of Leicester, Leftover Salmon, Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, The Quebe Sisters, and Chattam County Line.
“BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND is immersive musical television in a singular setting unlike anything you’ve seen before and PBS is proud and excited to continue to offer this series across a full spectrum of American and Americana music,” says Donald Thoms, Vice President of General Audience Programming for PBS.
“We’re pleased that PBS continues to be as excited about BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND as we are,” says Todd Mayo. “BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND has become a world famous stage that literally shines a light on musical artistry that is as authentic as this magical cave.”
BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND premieres on PBS in September 2015. Check your local listings for details and remember to set your DVR.