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Janiva Magness On Mountain Stage

The decorated blues singer and Detroit native performs live from a West Virginia stage.

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Jim Oblon On Mountain Stage

The young Nashville bluesman's live set in West Virginia shows off his furious guitar picking.

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The Holmes Brothers On Mountain Stage

The Virginia-born band has been blending gospel, country and R&B for more than four decades.

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Keb' Mo' On Mountain Stage

A hugely decorated blues musician, Keb' Mo' has won awards and respect in equal measure.

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John Hammond On Mountain Stage

During his 16th Mountain Stage appearance, the bluesman plays songs by Tom Waits and Chuck Berry.

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Dumpstaphunk On Mountain Stage

The New Orleans-based funk and jam band appear on West Virginia's most famous stage.

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Robert Cray On Mountain Stage

One of America's premier blues players brings his band to West Virginia's most famous stage.

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Tiny Desk Concerts

Afro Blue

The Howard University vocal jazz ensemble performs beautiful African-American spirituals.

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The Slide Brothers On Mountain Stage

The Brothers play an electrified blend of gospel and blues rock live on Mountain Stage.

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Tiny Desk Concerts

Valerie June

Short of seeing her live and in person, this is the best way to encounter June's heartfelt sound.