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Listen: Balsam Range on Mountain Stage
January 23, 2020
Award-winning bluegrass group Balsam Range made their first appearance on Mountain Stage last March with songs from their newly released album Aeonic .
Live Show News: Yola and Pokey LaFarge Added to Mountain Stage Lineups
January 22, 2020
Mountain Stage is adding two new shows to an already extensive live event schedule . Be sure to sign up for our e-mail newsletter for updates and follow along on social media for more artist announcements.
Listen: Mark Cline Bates on Mountain Stage
January 16, 2020
This week singer-songwriter Mark Cline Bates makes his second appearance on Mountain Stage with songs from 2019 release, King Of The Crows . In our Song of the Week, "Ginger," Bates weaves a heart-wrenching tale about aging, reflection, regret and loss.
Listen: Andrew Adkins on Mountain Stage
January 9, 2020
Fayetteville, West Virginia's Andrew Adkins is renowned for his honest and heartfelt songwriting. His fourth solo album, " Who I Am ," was produced by Mountain Stage band leader Ron Sowell.
PREMIERE: Watch Robert Tinnell-Directed Video for “Coal Country” by Charles Wesley Godwin
January 3, 2020
Get a first glimpse at the new video for “Coal Country.”
Listen: Mandolin Orange on Mountain Stage
January 2, 2020
North Carolina's Mandolin Orange have been guests on Mountain Stage four times since 2013. Their latest album, Tides of a Teardrop , was released shortly after their most recent appearance, and it landed at the top of four different Billboard Music Charts .
Listen: Amy Ray Band on Mountain Stage
December 26, 2019
We revisit our Anniversary show from 2018 this week with Amy Ray Band, Crash Test Dummies and more.
Remembering Past Mountain Stage Guests We Lost in 2019
December 20, 2019
We're reflecting on past Mountain Stage appearances from some of the gifted musicians who we lost in 2019.
20 Mountain Stage Favorites From 2019
December 19, 2019
In 2019 Mountain Stage welcomed 121 artists among our 25 live events here in West Virginia and beyond. Our 36 th Season of live performance radio saw five road shows, seven guest hosting appearances by Kathy Mattea, and artists from places like Sudan, London, Montreal, Toronto and Ireland. In July we recorded episode #950, and we’re now heard on more than 240 stations across the country thanks to our colleagues at NPR Music, and our listeners like YOU . Our host Larry Groce, with some input from our office staff, narrowed down this list to “ 20 Favorite Performances from 2019 .” Here they are in alphabetical order, with a link to hear each show’s podcast and a place to listen via NPR Music, wherever available. Please support the artists by purchasing and streaming their music, ordering from their label or the artist directly, or, best yet, go out and see them live if they come to your area. We'd love to have you in the audience some day too! Our 2020 Live Show Schedule is already
Listen: River Whyless on Mountain Stage
December 19, 2019
Asheville, N.C. based roots-pop group River Whyless make their second appearance on Mountain Stage during this week's broadcast.
Listen: Birds of Chicago Have our Song of the Week
December 12, 2019
JT Nero and Allison Russell release music as Birds of Chicago, who make their third appearance on Mountain Stage on this weekend's show, hitting NPR Music stations starting December 13.
Live Show News: Three March Mountain Stage Shows Announced
December 6, 2019
Two shows in Charleston and one in Morgantown have been added to the live show schedule. Guests include J2B2, Karan Casey, Marc Cohn, Amy Speace, The Haden Triplets, Kat Edmonson and Ranky Tanky.
Listen: Cave Twins Have the Mountain Stage Song of the Week
December 5, 2019
Ohio based duo Cave Twins, featuring David Mayfield on mandolin and Abby Rose on guitar, sing beautiful harmony on a heart felt dose of encouragment for our Song of the Week, "Keep on Singing."
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Have the Mountain Stage Song of the Week
November 28, 2019
Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter Larry Campbell and singer-guitarist Teresa Williams are making their own music, together, after being a part of the band for Levon Helm- and frequently guesting with heavyweights like Phil Lesh, Little Feat, and Hot Tuna's Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady.
Mountain Stage to Stream Dec. 1 Anniversary Show on NPR's Live Sessions
November 28, 2019
We’re saying “Thanks” by offering a live stream to our sold out 36 th Anniversary show, December 1.