Ben Kweller – Mountain Stage Live

NPR.ORG – September 22, 2009 – Raised in Texas, Ben Kweller formed his first band, Radish, in 1993. On the strength of a demo, the band was signed to Mercury Records when Kweller was just 15.

 After charting a Top 40 hit in the U.K. and making the rounds of the late-night TV circuit, Kweller relocated to Brooklyn and signed a solo deal with another major label when he was 20. After a series of EPs and tours with Juliana Hatfield, Guster, Kristin Hersh and Evan Dando, Kweller released his full-length solo debut (Sha Sha) in 2002. Kweller also collaborated with Ben Lee and Ben Folds in 2004 as the The Bens. Kweller’s fourth solo album, Changing Horses, sports a country feel.

Bob Thompson finishes this segment with a solo piano treatment of the American folk song “St. James Infirmary.”

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~ by castleqwayr on September 23, 2009.

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