Singer-songwriter Teitur makes his third appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens. Hailing from Denmark’s remote Faroe Islands, Teitur Lassen’s music is intense, reflective and quirky all at once, inviting comparisons to artists as diverse as Ron Sexsmith, Shawn Colvin and Bjork.
Switching back and forth between guitar and piano, Teitur plays alone here, opening this Mountain Stage show in front of a sold-out audience. His set draws from three of his English-language releases: The Singer, All My Mistakes and his new album, Let the Dog Drive Home. His song “Louis, Louis” (not to be confused with the famous tune by The Kingsmen) was written about the great Louis Armstrong, and was not heard in the radio broadcast.
Teitur is followed by the Mountain Stage Band, along with Julie Adams, and their interpretation of the Neil Young anthem “Rockin’ in the Free World.”
This Mountain Stage performance was originally published on May 9, 2012.