Concerts Performances from today's top artists, filmed at venues and festivals across the country.

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The Carolina Chocolate Drops On Mountain Stage

The popular folk band makes its second appearance on West Virginia's most famous stage. Listen to a five-song set right here.

The Carolina Chocolate Drops On Mountain Stage

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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band perform in Bristol, Tenn./Va., for Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band On Mountain Stage

This week on Mountain Stage, we travel to one of country music's birthplaces, the historic town of Bristol on the border of Tennessee and Virginia to hear the country-rock veterans in The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band revisit their 45-year career.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band On Mountain Stage

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Corey Smith On Mountain Stage

Without a traditional record label or agent, the Georgia country singer won over local fans with constant gigs. He brings his show to West Virginia's most famous stage.

Corey Smith On Mountain Stage

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Toby Leaman (left) swapped his bass for an acoustic guitar for one song with his band, Dr. Dog. Joe del Tufo/WXPN hide caption

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Dr. Dog In Concert

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The free-wheeling band is touring in support of its forthcoming album Be the Void, out Feb. 7.

Dr. Dog in Concert on XPN Live Friday

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Great American Taxi performed on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Great American Taxi On Mountain Stage

Vince Herman makes his homecoming at West Virginia University, performing an energetic four-song set of straight-ahead country rock.

Great American Taxi On Mountain Stage

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Sean Rowe On Mountain Stage

The singer-songwriter, who is already drawing comparisons to Van Morrison and Leonard Cohen, made his first appearance on West Virginia's most famous stage to play songs from his Anti- Records debut, Magic.

Sean Rowe On Mountain Stage

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Railroad Earth On Mountain Stage

Carrying on the tradition of improvisational, genre-spanning music laid forth by the Grateful Dead, Railroad Earth mixes folk, country and rock with a bluegrass sensibility. The band plays West Virginia's most famous stage.

Railroad Earth On Mountain Stage

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Todd Snider performs on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Todd Snider On Mountain Stage

Accompanied only by his harmonica and his guitar, the sly storyteller brings his rootsy act to Mountain Stage for the 10th time.

Todd Snider On Mountain Stage

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Chairlift In Concert

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Hear the electronic pop group perform songs from its forthcoming sophomore record, Something.

Chairlift In Concert

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Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion performed on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Sarah Lee Guthrie And Johnny Irion On Mountain Stage

Combining Guthrie's innate knack for folk and Irion's southern power-pop leanings, the husband-wife duo perform cuts from Bright Examples on West Virginia's most famous stage.

Sarah Lee Guthrie And Johnny Irion On Mountain Stage

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Mark Turner (left) told JazzSet, "I consider myself an economical player, not at the top of my voice on every song no matter what, and Paul [Motian] is like that." John Rogers for NPR/johnrogersnyc.com hide caption

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Mark Turner Quartet On JazzSet

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The late Paul Motian plays drums on this set from the Village Vanguard, his favorite room.

Mark Turner Quartet On JazzSet

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E.J. Strickland Project: Live In Concert

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A drummer re-scores the Stevie Wonder songbook for two singers, two saxes and a jazz rhythm section. Hear classics like "Golden Lady" and deep cuts alike reinterpreted in a live concert recording.

E.J. Strickland Project: Live At 92Y Tribeca

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Ivan & Alyosha performed on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Ivan And Alyosha On Mountain Stage

The Seattle indie-pop band brings the Beatles-esque harmonies and infectious guitar hooks of their second EP, Fathers Be Kind, to West Virginia's most famous stage.

Ivan And Alyosha On Mountain Stage

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Olatuja Project: Live In Concert

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A husband-and-wife team makes genre-crossing music which reflects the West African diaspora in sound, from talking drum to gospel music and keyboard synthesizer. Hear a live concert recording from New York.

The Low Anthem performed on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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The Low Anthem On Mountain Stage

The Rhode Island indie-folk band returns to West Virginia's most famous stage for the second time with an armful of instruments and a handful of new songs from their album Smart Flesh.

The Low Anthem On Mountain Stage

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