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BCMA Presents Mountain Stage: The Pines Added to Bristol Line-up

February 20, 2012

The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance and Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is proud to announce The Pines will join Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives, Blue Highway and The McCrary Sisters at The Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol Sunday, March 11th at 7:00pm. Mountain Stage, recorded before a live audience, is produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting and airs on National Public Radio. The Paramount show will be recorded for air at a later date. Only a handful of tickets are still available for the live event.

Rising out of the prairies of the Midwest, The Pines are one of the most distinct and powerful indie-rock/Americana groups to hit the national scene in years. Emerging from the same Minneapolis music world that spawned such notable acts as The Jayhawks, The Replacements and Bob Dylan, The Pines have gathered a stunning line-up of musical talent, in both their live shows and on record, that has gained them a faithful and growing following.

Frontment Benson Ramsey and David Huckfelt share a common musical language rooted in the songs and songwriters of their native Iowa, while each bringing a distince voice and sensibility to the sound that Rolling Stone senior writer David Fricke called "quietly gripping" stark-country. The mysterious sound of The Pines fuses Benson's ethereal, otherworldly, heart-peircing songs with David's earthy, darkly romantic and rough-hewn visionary tales. With masterful guitar work, beautiful vocals and the graceful keyboard and vocal additions of Benson's brother Alex Ramsey, the core of The Pines' sound captivates and elevates with rare intimacy.

To reserve seats for Mountain Stage in Bristol, call The Paramount Box Office at (423) 274-8920 or order online.