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West Virginia Public Broadcasting presents live concerts: folk, country and the blues

Asleep At The Wheel performs during a live taping of Mountain Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on Sun., Oct. 24, 2021. Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/NPR hide caption

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Asleep At The Wheel on Mountain Stage

In October 2020, Asleep At The Wheel joined a special Mountain Stage roadshow at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Asleep At The Wheel on Mountain Stage

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Frank Vignola and Tommy Emmanuel perform on Mountain Stage. Amos Perrine/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Frank Vignola and Tommy Emmanuel on Mountain Stage

Longtime friends Frank Vignola and Tommy Emmanuel riff and romp their way through their guitar set on Mountain Stage.

Frank Vignola and Tommy Emmanuel on Mountain Stage

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Bahamas on Mountain Stage

Bahamas marks his second performance at Mountain Stage with songs from his latest album, Sad Hunk.

41-Minute Listen

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Sunny War on Mountain Stage

Folk-punk guitar phenom Sunny War stops by Mountain Stage.

19-Minute Listen

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Ani DiFranco on Mountain Stage

Ani DiFranco makes her seventh appearance on Mountain Stage on the heels of her 22nd album, Revolutionary Love.

33-Minute Listen

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Rodney Crowell On Mountain Stage

Two-time Grammy Award winner Rodney Crowell stops by Mountain Stage for the fifth time to share new songs and old favorites.

30-Minute Listen

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Steve Earle & The Dukes on Mountain Stage

Celebrated country outlaw Steve Earle brings songs of love, loss, and coal country to Mountain Stage.

27-Minute Listen

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Amy Helm On Mountain Stage

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Multi-instrumentalist Amy Helm made her second appearance as a solo artist on Mountain Stage bringing with her an ace band to share gifts from her third solo album, What the Flood Leaves Behind.

Amy Helm On Mountain Stage

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Paul Thorn performs on Mountain Stage at the Culture Center in Charleston, W.Va. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Paul Thorn On Mountain Stage

On his latest album Never Too Late to Call, singer-songwriter Paul Thorn is pulling back the curtain and showing his softer side. Here, he performs six songs, most of them new.

Paul Thorn On Mountain Stage

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Blues singer Shemekia Copeland performs live for Mountain Stage in Charleston, W.Va. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Mountain Stage Hosts First Concert In More Than A Year

Blues singer Shemekia Copeland joined Mountain Stage for its first concert in front of a live audience in 14 months.

Shemekia Copeland On Mountain Stage

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Foy Vance performs live for Mountain Stage in Charleston, W.Va. Brian Blauser /Mountain Stage hide caption

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Foy Vance On Mountain Stage

We revisit the Northern Irish singer-songwriter's set from 2016.

Foy Vance On Mountain Stage

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Sarah Jarosz On Mountain Stage

Revisit a classic Mountain Stage performance by the Americana singer-songwriter.

Sarah Jarosz On Mountain Stage

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Patty Griffin On Mountain Stage

In this 2014 concert, singer-songwriter Patty Griffin plays songs from the rediscovered Silver Bell, as well as a sublime cover of the Billy Hill-written song "Glory of Love."

Patty Griffin On Mountain Stage

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Steve Tannen and Deb Talan of The Weepies, seen performing on Mountain Stage in 2010. Brian Blauser /Mountain Stage hide caption

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The Weepies On Mountain Stage

Listen to an archival concert from husband-wife duo Deb Talan and Steve Tannen, recorded on West Virginia's most famous stage.

The Weepies On Mountain Stage

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Craig Finn of The Hold Steady performs on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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The Hold Steady On Mountain Stage

Recorded in 2010, this concert features Craig Finn and crew putting an acoustic spin on songs from Heaven is Whenever.

The Hold Steady on Mountain Stage

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