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Listen: The Stray Birds on NPR's Mountain Stage
May 17, 2017
One of the best break-out Americana acts out of the Keystone State, Pennsylvania trio The Stray Birds return to the Mountain Stage with this radio-ready performance of their new tune "Radio." Catch it on over 200+ NPR stations during this week's all-new Mountain Stage broadcast.
Listen: Shemekia Copeland on NPR's Mountain Stage
May 10, 2017
"A voice that's part Memphis, part Chicago and all woman," Shemekia Copeland returns to the Mountain Stage with a fiery performance of "The Battle is Over (But the War Goes On). Catch it on over 200+ NPR stations during this week's all-new Mountain Stage broadcast.
Mountain Stage Live Show News
May 4, 2017
Tickets available for Mountain Stage this Sunday. Three July events on sale Friday at 10a.m. Tickets are still available for this Sunday’s Mountain Stage with Larry Groce at the Culture Center Theater showcasing Grammy winner Loudon Wainwright III , the “punk show-biz” of Nancy And Beth - featuring actresses Megan Mullally (Will & Grace, Parks & Recreation) and Stephanie Hunt (Friday Night Lights)- plus North Carolina songwriter David Childers , rising Americana group Mipso and songwriter/guitarist Liz Longley .
Listen: Claire Lynch Band on NPR's Mountain Stage
May 4, 2017
Claire Lynch is an accomplished country artist. Just ask Dolly Parton , who credits Lynch with "one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today." Backed by her award-winning acoustic ensemble, she offers a thoughtful reinterpretation of Dave Francey's "Empty Train" on this week's all-new Mountain Stage broadcast.
Listen: Tim O'Brien on NPR's Mountain Stage
April 26, 2017
No stranger to the Mountain Stage , acclaimed singer-songwriter and West Virginia native Tim O'Brien makes his returns to the program with a set of songs from the Mountain State, including this cover of Larry Groce's own "When the Mist Clears Away," which you can also hear during this week's broadcast.
From the Archives: Warren Zevon on NPR's Mountain Stage
April 19, 2017
Warren Zevon was a beloved cult hero in the world of rock music. Born in Chicago but raised on the West Coast, Zevon began his music career as a classical piano student before broadening his admiration of Stravinsky to The Everly Brothers and other folk and pop icons. Zevon’s stoic vocals and gallows songwriting led to critical acclaim and popular success, eventually leading to his 1978 hit “Werewolves of London.” Although he could certainly be “Mr. Bad Example,” Zevon was an artist’s artist, one that we were proud to welcome twice to the Mountain Stage .
Watch: Rose Cousins on NPR's Mountain Stage
April 18, 2017
In 2007, Canadian artist Rose Cousins was chosen as one of five co-winners in the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest for performing songwriters. A decade (and a couple Mountain Stage performances) later, the Juno award-winning singer-songwriter returned to NPR's Mountain Stage with songs from her new record Natural Conclusion.
Listen: Judith Owen on NPR's Mountain Stage
April 12, 2017
If Judith Owen had not gone off to become a powerhouse singer-songwriter, she could have easily become a full-time humorist with her sharp wit and self-deprecating charm. For her fourth appearance on Mountain Stage , the Welsh chanteuse is joined by Brazilian percussionist Pedro Segundo and the legendary bassist Leland Sklar for a performance of "We Give In," which you can also hear during this week's broadcast.
Watch: Ruthie Foster on NPR's Mountain Stage
April 11, 2017
Last February saw the return of three-time Grammy nominee Ruthie Foster to NPR's Mountain Stage , who was celebrating her new blues/soul/gospel release, Joy Comes Back.
Listen: Margo Price on NPR's Mountain Stage
April 5, 2017
C ountry's next superstar, critically-acclaimed Nashville singer-songwriter Margo Price performs "Hurtin' (on the Bottle)" on this week's brand new broadcast of Mountain Stage .
Listen: Pokey LaFarge on NPR's Mountain Stage
March 29, 2017
"An aural anachronism of country, Western swing, ragtime, jazz, bluegrass and Americana [that] brings the nostalgia to Technicolor-life," critically-acclaimed Mid-Westerner Pokey LaFarge performs a rollicking "Hard Times Come and Go" during his four appearance on Mountain Stage with special guest host Todd Burge.
Mountain Stage Announces June 25 FestivALL Live Show
March 23, 2017
Mountain Stage will record episode number 899 on Sunday, June 25 as part of FestivALL Charleston. Tickets on sale now on mountainstage.ticketfly.com , by phone at 877.987.6487, or locally at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston.
Listen: Andrew Bird on NPR's Mountain Stage
March 22, 2017
O n this week's brand new Mountain Stage broadcast, critically-acclaimed "one-man orchestra of the imagination" Andrew Bird stops by with a set full of classically-trained folk-pop (not to mention some A+ whistling).
Listen: Johnny Staats & Robert Shafer on NPR's Mountain Stage
March 15, 2017
On this week's brand new Mountain Stage broadcast, West Virginia super pickers Johnny Staats & Robert Shafer return with a new self-released record in tow titled Music from the Mountains , featuring this upbeat performance titled " El Cumbanchero ."
Listen: Piers Faccini on Mountain Stage
March 8, 2017
Piers Faccini is an English singer-songwriter with Anglo-Italian and Jewish roots who currently resides in Southern France. His music is just as storied as his past, blending folk, acoustic blues, and West African textures into his sound. For his Mountain Stage debut, he performs an even more colorful rendition of "Cloak of Blue" during this week's broadcast.