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

Mason Jennings performing live on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Mason Jennings On Mountain Stage

With poetic lyrics, an admirable musical skill set and passionate showmanship, Jennings has built a loyal following throughout the Upper Midwest and beyond. Hear him perform live from West Virginia.

Mason Jennings On Mountain Stage

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Robbie Fulks performs live on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Robbie Fulks On Mountain Stage

Fulks' catalog contains traditional country weepers, college rock reminiscent of The Replacements and an entire album of Michael Jackson covers. Hear the singer and guitarist perform live.

Robbie Fulks On Mountain Stage

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The Greencards On Mountain Stage

The Australian bluegrass band kicks off a high-energy set with "Make It Out West," which the group says was inspired by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

The Greencards On Mountain Stage

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Vieux Farka Touré performs live on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Vieux Farka Touré On Mountain Stage

The son of the late, beloved Malian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ali Farka Touré, Vieux has become a massively prominent performer in his own right. Hear him perform with his band.

Vieux Farka Touré On Mountain Stage

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The Steep Canyon Rangers performing live on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Steep Canyon Rangers On Mountain Stage

The band has a solid foundation in traditional bluegrass and old-time music, while constantly folding in influences from country, pop and folk. Hear the boundary-pushing group perform.

Steep Canyon Rangers On Mountain Stage

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The East Tennessee State University Old Time Pride Band performs live on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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The ETSU Old Time Pride Band On Mountain Stage

The band that represents East Tennessee State University's Bluegrass, Old-Time and Country Music Studies program performs material from the era of roots music's infancy, live on stage in Johnson City.

The ETSU Old Time Pride Band On Mountain Stage

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Old Man Luedecke performing live on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Old Man Luedecke On Mountain Stage

Chris Luedecke isn't actually old, but his music clearly draws from his remarkable ear for music and melodies of years gone by. Hear the multi-instrumentalist perform songs from his latest album.

Old Man Luedecke On Mountain Stage

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The Deadly Gentlemen performing live on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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The Deadly Gentlemen On Mountain Stage

The five virtuoso musicians came together to form an unconventional string band with influences from the worlds of pop, rock and spoken word. Hear the group perform, recorded live in Tennessee.

The Deadly Gentlemen On Mountain Stage

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Sarah Jarosz performing live on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Sarah Jarosz On Mountain Stage

Regarded as one of the most exciting performers in roots music, Jarosz continues to embrace her bluegrass background while incorporating other influences. Hear the multi-instrumentalist perform.

Sarah Jarosz On Mountain Stage

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Tim O'Brien (left) and Darrell Scott perform live on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott On Mountain Stage

Recognized as two of roots music's most respected singers, songwriters and instrumentalists, O'Brien and Scott took a break from their busy solo careers in 2000 to record their first album as a duo.

Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott On Mountain Stage

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The Bobs On Mountain Stage

Zany a cappella groups have become a bit of a thing in recent years, and The Bobs' members were doing it way back in the early '80s. Hear the group perform songs about historical figures.

The Bobs On Mountain Stage

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Dominique Pruitt performs live on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Dominique Pruitt On Mountain Stage

Pruitt's new EP, To Win Your Love, pays homage to classic pop while remaining rooted in contemporary West Coast sounds. Hear the singer perform songs from the record live on stage in West Virginia.

Dominique Pruitt On Mountain Stage

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James Hunter (left) and members of The James Hunter Six perform live on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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The James Hunter Six On Mountain Stage

The band's rugged soul sound will have listeners swearing they can hear the clink of pint glasses and barroom chatter underneath the dark horns and driving bass.

The James Hunter Six On Mountain Stage

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Joy Kills Sorrow performs live on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Joy Kills Sorrow On Mountain Stage

The bluegrass band draws influence from the worlds of jazz, pop and rock in its innovative arrangements. Here, the group covers The Postal Service's classic "Such Great Heights" with mastery.

Joy Kills Sorrow On Mountain Stage

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Brett Dennen performs live on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Brett Dennen On Mountain Stage

Able to crank out big pop songs complete with splashy keyboards, catchy hooks and danceable beats, Dennen can strip his sound down to just his voice and a guitar with equally captivating results.

Brett Dennen On Mountain Stage

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