Bay-Area Celtic band Tempest blends Irish reels, Scottish ballads, with Norwegian influences and other world-music elements creating an internationally renowned folk rock sound. Since forming in 1988, the Celtic-rock quintet has earned a reputation for delivering exuberant live performances. This Tuesday's High Country Music Radio got a chance to speak with Lief Sorbye - founding member and lead singer/electric mandolinist - in preparation for their upcoming concert at The Palms Playhouse, in Winters, CA this Saturday evening Feb. 15th at 8 p.m. Lief spoke about the band's history, including the early years of playing in Davis, starting a tradition for many years with a Winter show at the Davis Veteran's Memorial Theatre, and eventually moving it to The Palms Playhouse in Winters. This week's episode also explores some of the English, Irish and Scottish roots of bluegrass and country music and introduces the listener. Click on the title above to link to the show and stream this episode.