True North Records duo Madison Violet is set to appear on this weekend’s broadcast of the NPR-nationally-syndicated Mountain Stage radio program.
The show featuring Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac was recorded before a live audience on November 15 and also includes performances from Sister Hazel, Vagabond Opera, Eric Bibb and Brett Dennen.
Most stations will air that episode during the weekend of Dec. 11-13. A complete list of stations that air Mountain Stage can be found here:http://www.mountainstage.org/
The following week their set will be posted at NPR.org/mountainstage and archived for continued access. Mountain Stage can be also linked up at facebook.com/mountainstage and myspace.com/mountainstage .
Madison Violet continues to generate rave reviews and heavy radio airplay around the world for the duo’s latest CD, No Fool for Trying, released in November.
“Madison Violet weave magic into their music,” said Jessie Scott of Music Fog. “Sweet close harmonies with just a touch of the bluesy and syncopated places them in an interesting and articulate modern folk space. Add the easy way they have on stage with each other and the audience, and it is a wonder they are not better known Stateside. The latest effort, No Fool for Trying, should change all that!”
Legendary BBC Radio programmer Bob Harris called No Fool for Trying “a wonderful album;” while UK magazine Mojo said: “Madison Violet represent the BEST in pop-bluegrass.”
Madison Violet recently won as “Vocal Group of the Year” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, and have also been nominated for “Group Recording of the Year” and “SOCAN Songwriter of the Year” for the upcoming 2010 East Coast Music Awards in Canada.