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Live Show News: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Shawn Colvin, Nick Lowe and more
May 24, 2019
Mountain Stage continues it’s 36 th season of live performance radio with three shows, just announced, for late Summer.
Listen: The Devil Makes Three on Mountain Stage
May 23, 2019
Our Song of the Week is a fan-favorite from Colorado's The Devil Makes Three.
Listen: Darlingside on Mountain Stage
May 16, 2019
This week's broadcast of "Mountain Stage" once again welcomes special guest-host Kathy Mattea, and includes an awe-inspiring set from New England quartet Darlingside .
WATCH LIVE: Mountain Stage This Sunday
May 10, 2019
The live show is sold out, but thanks to West Virginia Public Broadcasting and VuHaus you can experience this Sunday's Mountain Stage, with guest-host Kathy Mattea, from anywhere. The show starts at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Just come back to this post or point your browser to MountainStage.org or VuHaus.com to watch along. This episode will air via our NPR Music stations starting May 24. The Lineup, times approximate: 7:05pm: The Suitcase Junket 7:30pm: Eliza Gilkyson 7:50pm: Jarlath Henderson 8:10pm: The Devil Makes Three 8:40pm: The David Bromberg Quintet
Listen: Charles Wesley Godwin on Mountain Stage
May 9, 2019
Morgantown, West Virginia native Charles Wesley Godwin's song "Coal Country" reminds us that the commodity's impact reaches far beyond Appalachia, broadening the definition of what many think of as "Coal Country."
Listen: Matt Nathanson on Mountain Stage
May 2, 2019
Our Song of the Week is from pop-songsmith Matt Nathanson , who expertly combines the heartfelt and the humorous, in his song "Bill Murray."
LISTEN: The Lone Bellow on Mountain Stage
April 25, 2019
This week's Song of the Week is by Americana trio The Lone Bellow.
Listen: Catherine Russell Does the Grateful Dead
April 18, 2019
This performance by jazz and blues vocalist Catherine Russell comes from a 2006 Mountain Stage show where she put her special touch on "New Speedway Boogie," a song written by Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia, first popularized by The Grateful Dead . This song comes from a set of Hunter/Garcia compositions included in this week's special episode of Mountain Stage featuring various artists covering some of music's most highly regarded songwriters. You'll also hear songs by Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen and, of course, The Beatles, covered by artists like The Band, Joan Osborne, Judith Owen, The Derek Trucks Band, Brandi Carlile, Jimmy LaFave, Chris Smither and more. Find out where you can listen here, and be sure to subscribe to our podcast so you will never miss a note.
Listen: Balsam Range on Mountain Stage
April 11, 2019
Award-winning bluegrass group Balsam Range made their first appearance on Mountain Stage earlier this year with songs from their newly released album " Aeonic ".
Listen: John Gorka on Mountain Stage
April 4, 2019
John Gorka has been a regular guest on Mountain Stage since his first visit in 1989. He has our Song of the Week with "Tattooed," from his latest album "True In Time," accompanied by the Mountain Stage Band.
LIVE SHOW NEWS: Justin Townes Earle, Adia Victoria added to May 19, Steve Earle to appear June 23
March 29, 2019
Mountain Stage is working through the Spring with an eye on the long Summer evenings, so here’s the latest updates on our upcoming Live Show Schedule . Ticket prices vary per event, and all shows are on sale now online and at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston.
Listen: James McMurtry on Mountain Stage
March 28, 2019
Songwriter James McMurtry is highly admired by listeners and peers alike for his astute observations and ability to develop characters while painting scenery with just a few, well-chosen words. This week's Song of the Week is McMurtry's "State of the Union," which depicts a family's inner-conflicts, long-standing grudges and stubborn optimism. "We're all in the family/The Cursed and the Blessed/It's the State of the Union I guess." You'll hear the rest of James McMurtry's set, as well as performances from Inara George, The Low Anthem and John Moreland, on this week's broadcast. Find out where you can listen on a station in your area here , and be sure to subscribe to the podcast below so you never miss a song. UPDATE: You can hear McMurtry's entire set, including songs not heard on the radio broadcast, at NPR Music . Scroll down to listen.
WATCH LIVE: Mountain Stage This Sunday
March 22, 2019
This Sunday, March 24 Mountain Stage welcomes special guest host Kathy Mattea back to the host position as she guides us through a showcase of bluegrass and roots music at its finest.
Live Show News: Three Mountain Stage Events in June
March 22, 2019
June will be a busy month for music lovers as Mountain Stage has scheduled three live tapings in Charleston, W.Va. that will be worth planning a trip for. Tickets for all three shows are on sale now to Mountain Stage Members . Not a member? Click here to find out more, choose a level and sign-up. All shows will be at the Culture Center Theater on the State Capitol Grounds- Greenbrier & Washington Streets in Charleston, W.Va. Before we get to the rest of the good news, remember that tickets are on sale TODAY, online and at Taylor Books, for our recently announced May 19 show in Charleston with Tank and the Bangas and Adia Victoria. Tickets can be found here . On Sunday, June 9 Mountain Stage welcomes back the charming folk duo Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan, The Milk Carton Kids. Since we first worked with them in 2011, The Milk Carton Kids have become a beloved part of the Americana music scene thanks to compelling songwriting and their humorous on-stage rapport. Their latest is
Listen: Mark Cline Bates on Mountain Stage
March 21, 2019
This week singer-songwriter Mark Cline Bates makes his second appearance on Mountain Stage with songs from his upcoming album, "King Of The Crows." In our Song of the Week, "Ginger," Bates weaves a heart-wrenching tale about aging, reflection, regret and loss.