k.d. lang On Mountain Stage
When world renowned vocalist k.d. lang appeared on Mountain Stage for the second time in October 2004, she brought along a small band, a four-piece string section and songs from her album Hymns of the 49th Parallel.The album includes songs written by heralded Canadian song crafters like Neil Young ("Helpless"), Leonard Coehn ("Hallelujah"), Bruce Cockburn ("One Day I Walk") and lang herself ("Still Thrives" and "Constant Craving," both co-writes with Ben Mink). She performs here with Teddy Boroweicki on piano and accordion, David Piltch on bass, Danny Frankel on drums and Greg Leisz on pedal steel and guitar.
Taking advantage of what she calls an "auspicious occasion" to perform alongside the songwriter of "One Day I Walk," lang invites fellow guest and fellow Canadian Cockburn to sing with her in the final number of this segment. Currently touring in support of her new album Sing it Loud, lang is joined now by the Siss Boom Bang, the first band of her own since breaking out with The Reclines.
This segment originally aired on May 20th, 2011.