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

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Pianafiddle On Mountain Stage

The West Virginia duo's name says a lot about its instrumentation, but can't begin to touch on the range of musical traditions incorporated in its music: classical, bluegrass, ragtime, folk music, Tin Pan Alley and more.

Pianafiddle On Mountain Stage

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John Cowan On Mountain Stage

The Nashville bassist is best known as the voice of neo-bluegrass group New Grass Revival. Fronting his own band, he sings Christmas songs from his holiday album. Mountain Stage engineer Ritch Collins also performs.

John Cowan in Concert on Mountain Stage - 12/24/2009

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Winterbloom On Mountain Stage

Four successful singer-songwriters have pooled their talents to create an EP of seasonal songs. As Winterbloom, Meg Hutchinson, Antje Duvekot, Anne Heaton and Natalia Zuckerman perform originals and wintertime classics live.

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Cory Chisel On Mountain Stage

The folk-rock singer grew up the son of a Baptist minister and the nephew of a blues musician. Both influenced Chisel, who released his debut full-length album in 2009. Here, he performs with his band, the Wandering Sons.

Cory Chisel On Mountain Stage

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Christmas With Holly Cole On Mountain Stage

The singer has made two albums of seasonal music. In front of a jazz quartet, she sang some of her own holiday tunes before adding a few crowd favorites: a Tom Waits cover and a track from her most recent, self-titled release.

Holly Cole in Concert on Mountain Stage - 12/21/2009

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Joey And Rory On Mountain Stage

Rory and Joey Feek met at a songwriters circle in Nashville. He wrote songs, and she sang them. They fell in love, got married and began performing as a country duet. They just released a second album, and bring songs off the record to the Mountain Stage.

Joey And Rory On Mountain Stage

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Dala On Mountain Stage

Sheila Carabine and Amanda Walther met in high school. Since first performing together in 2002, they've released three albums as Dala, and were invited to perform at the Newport Folk Festival. Here, they perform on Mountain Stage.

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Langhorne Slim On Mountain Stage

The songwriter and his band wore down the tires on their van from constant touring. Here, Slim performs songs from his latest album, Be Set Free.

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Diane Birch On Mountain Stage

The singer-songwriter and pianist's debut album, Bible Belt, has won her comparisons to Laura Nyro and Karen Carpenter. Here, she performs some of its Rhodes-drenched, hook-driven songs with her band.

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Dawes On Mountain Stage

North Hills, the debut album from the California band, draws instant comparisons to the alt-country sounds associated with Los Angeles' Laurel Canyon. Dawes recently traveled across the country to perform songs from the record.

Dawes on Mountain Stage - 01/12/2010

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Mike Doughty On Mountain Stage

Hear a live performance by the former frontman for the jazzy experimental rock band Soul Coughing. Here, Doughty performs with his longtime touring partner, cellist Andrew "Scrap" Livingston.

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Adam Haworth Stephens On Mountain Stage

The singer-songwriter is taking a break from the San Francisco duo Two Gallants to focus on a new solo album. His introspective approach to lyrics shows his fiercer side, as heard on his Mountain Stage debut.

Adam Haworth Stephens On Mountain Stage

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Matt White And Julie Adams On Mountain Stage

Matt White went mainstream with his debut record in 2007. Here, he shows off tracks from his sophomore album, It's the Good Crazy.

Matt White And Julie Adams On Mountain Stage

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Vagabond Opera On Mountain Stage

With its unique mix of German cabaret, Middle Eastern and Klezmer music, Vagabond Opera blends wild storytelling with just a hint of burlesque. The group features accordion, cello, saxophone and a classically trained opera singer.

Vagabond Opera On Mountain Stage

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Madison Violet On Mountain Stage

The folk duo just picked up an award for Vocal Group of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Its latest album, No Fool for Trying, takes the duo's earthy vibe in a new direction.

Madison Violet On Mountain Stage

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