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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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Red Horse On Mountain Stage

This folk trio's members had visited Mountain Stage a combined 21 times - but never as a group. Hear John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky and Eliza Gilkyson perform live on West Virginia's most famous stage.

Red Horse On Mountain Stage

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Lucinda Williams On Mountain Stage

The Grammy-winning country singer makes her fifth appearance on West Virginia's most famous stage, bringing along songs from her most recent album, Blessed.

Lucinda Williams On Mountain Stage

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Sonya Kitchell On Mountain Stage

The singer got an early start, making her first appearance on Mountain Stage as a teenager. In her third visit, Kitchell once again brings a gentle, refined sound that showcases her dark and breathy falsetto.

Sonya Kitchell On Mountain Stage

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Ron Sexsmith On Mountain Stage

The respected Canadian singer-songwriter returned to West Virginia's most famous stage for the third time to play cuts from his new album, Long Player Late Bloomer.

Ron Sexsmith On Mountain Stage

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The Steel Wheels On Mountain Stage

The Appalachian quartet brought a rootsy blend of bluegrass, blues and gospel music to West Virginia's most famous stage for its first appearance on the show.

The Steel Wheels On Mountain Stage

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