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The Milk Carton Kids On Mountain Stage

In a live setting, the folk duo's poignant songwriting is offset by sharp, witty stage banter.

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Martin Sexton On Mountain Stage

Sexton's deft guitar work makes it sound as if he's backed by a full band even when he plays solo.

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First Watch: William Tyler, 'The Sleeping Prophet'

The guitarist gets his nails done and hits up his favorite dive in Nashville.

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Sam Amidon On Mountain Stage

Amidon's latest record features his trademark reimagining of traditional folk melodies.

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Drew Holcomb On Mountain Stage

The earnest Nashville songwriter performs in West Virginia with his band, The Neighbors.

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Frank Fairfield

A young man with an old musical soul has a spellbinding voice and fluid fiddle playing.

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Goodnight, Texas On Mountain Stage

Hear a folk-rock band named after a hamlet midway between its members' hometowns.

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Red Molly On Mountain Stage

Hear a set from the roots trio that includes the Richard Thompson song which inspired its name.

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The Gibson Brothers On Mountain Stage

Leigh and Eric Gibson evoke the sounds of classic sibling duos like The Stanley Brothers.

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Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear

The mother-son duo's songs are memorable and singable even days after you hear them.