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Daughter of Arlo and Granddaughter of Woody, Sarah Lee Guthrie spent her childhood surrounded by singer-songwriters like Pete Seeger, Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Hoyt Axton, and her high school years steeped in rock and punk. In 1999, she met Johnny Irion, a South Carolina indie rocker whose background in southern power pop melded with Guthrie's roots in folk and country.
Guthrie and Irion return to Mountain Stage to perform four songs from Bright Examples, the couple's first album as a duo in five years. Blending alternative folk and country with a hints of classic rock and pop, the pair enlisted Vetiver's Andy Cabic, as well as longtime friends Gary Louris and Mark Olson (of The Jayhawks) to help craft the album's lush, tuneful sound.
This segment originally aired on April 18th, 2011