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Listen: Kim Richey with our Song of the Week
May 17, 2018
Our Song of the Week comes from acclaimed Nashville singer and songwriter Kim Richey, along with her band and San Francisco's Chuck Prophet, who was a guest on this episode and also appears on Richey's new album " Edgeland ."
Live Show News: The Lone Bellow Brings Acoustic Tour to Mountain Stage
May 15, 2018
Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is pleased to welcome Americana group The Lone Bellow and their acoustic TRIIIO tour to Mountain Stage later this fall.
Listen: Joachim Cooder Has Our Mountain Stage Song of the Week
May 10, 2018
The seeds of our Song of the Week were sown from a tune that Los Angeles area musician Joachim Cooder would sing to his houseplant, called a Fuchsia Machu Picchu .
THIS SUNDAY: NRBQ, Kat Edmonson, Lindsay Lou on Mountain Stage.
May 7, 2018
Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is about to get back into their schedule of live performances in Charleston, WV, starting this Sunday May 13 at the Culture Center Theater. Tickets are still available online and at Taylor Books in downtown, Charleston.
Listen: John Gorka on Mountain Stage
May 3, 2018
John Gorka has our Mountain Stage Song of the Week. Along with the Mountain Stage band here he is performing "Tattoed" off of his newest album released earlier this year.
Rocker William Matheny Includes 'Mountain Stage' Set On New EP
April 27, 2018
Rock and roller and WV native William Matheny has just released a new EP, "Moon Over Kenova," that includes some B-Sides, covers and other rarities, including Matheny and his band's 2016 set on Mountain Stage.
Live Show News: On Sale Now- Two July Mountain Stage Events
April 27, 2018
Mountain Stage is busy planning our Summer schedule. We've already announced two August road shows- On Saturday, August 11 we return to the Augusta Heritage Festival in Elkins, and Sunday, August 19 we’ll be at the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta, OH. Now we’re rolling out two July shows and both on sale now ! Our Mountain Stage Members have had access to these tickets for a week already. If you'd like to be first in line for tickets, consider making a sustaining gift directly to the program and receive seven days of exclusive, online pre-sale to all our Culture Center shows. You'll also get periodic playlists, discounts and dispatches from the Mountain Stage office. On Sunday, July 15 Mountain Stage welcomes back Hiss Golden Messenger , the musical entity of M.C. Taylor, whose album “ Hallelujah Anyhow ” was released last September and ended up on “Best of 2017” lists by Uproxx , Rolling Stone , and The Bluegrass Situation . HGM joined us back in 2014, which you can revisit in our
Listen: James McMurtry on Mountain Stage
April 26, 2018
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." UPDATE: You can hear McMurtry's entire set, including songs not heard on the radio broadcast, at NPR Music . Scroll down to listen. ORIGINAL POST: 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.
Listen: Ranky Tanky on Mountain Stage
April 19, 2018
Ranky Tanky are a South Carolina based band that specializes in "Gullah" music- a style born out of the coastal region and influenced by West African traditions. Here's the band's take on the American folk song, "O Death," for our Mountain Stage Song of the Week.
Live Show News: The Wood Brothers, Todd Snider added to June 24.
April 13, 2018
On Sunday June 24 Mountain Stage will once again be a part of FestivALL Charleston , the city-wide celebration of the arts in our hometown of Charleston, WV. Iconic songwriters Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore , and Vermont’s emerging soul-music star Kat Wright, have already been announced. Today we’re adding the next round of artists, and our next guest-host.
Listen: Kenny White on Mountain Stage
April 12, 2018
This week's Song of the Week is from Kenny White, a highly regarded session musician, producer, songwriter and pianist.
Listen: Alison Krauss & Union Station on Mountain Stage (2005)
April 5, 2018
This week's episode of Mountain Stage features past performances from the show's archive by Grammy award nominees and winners. Our Song of the Week is "Forget About It," which comes from Alison Krauss and Union Station's 2005 performance on Mountain Stage.
Hear Patti Smith on Mountain Stage
March 29, 2018
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Patti Smith and her family returned to West Virginia in February 2018 to accept the posthumous induction of her husband Fred "Sonic" Smith into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame .
Listen: Joan Osborne on Mountain Stage.
March 29, 2018
Singer Joan Osborne has made eight appearances on Mountain Stage. In her most recent performance, she brought songs from her new collection called " Songs of Bob Dylan ."
Lee Ann Womack Rescheduled for Sunday June 3.
March 25, 2018
Due to travel conditions Lee Ann Womack will be unable to appear at Mountain Stage as scheduled on Sunday, March 25. We are rescheduling for Sunday, June 3 at the Culture Center Theater. Ticket holders may choose to attend the show tonight, featuring James McMurtry, Inara George, John Moreland and The Low Anthem, or redeem/transfer their March 25 tickets to the June 3 show. If your tickets were purchased online through our ticketing service and would like to transfer them to the June 3 performance, please call 1-877-435-9849. This transfer offer is good through Friday March 30 at noon . If you purchased tickets at Taylor Books or at a previous Mountain Stage show, please e-mail feedback@mountainstage.org , or leave a message at 304.556.4926. Be sure to include your preferred contact method. Your message will be returned in the next 48 business hours. Advance Tickets for June 3 are available online now . Tickets will be available at Taylor Books on Friday March 30 at 10a.m. To watch