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

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Kings Of Convenience On Mountain Stage

Back in 2000, Kings of Convenience performed to the biggest audience of its career at that point in time on West Virginia's most famous stage. Three albums later, the Kings of Convenience still captivate with gentle harmonies and intricate finger-picking.

Kings Of Convenience On Mountain Stage

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Old 97's On Mountain Stage

Beginning as a pioneer in the alternative country movement of the 1990s, Old 97's is a veteran act. After dropping its eighth album, the band makes its first visit to West Virginia's most famous stage.

Old 97's On Mountain Stage

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Hayes Carll On Mountain Stage

Texas native Hayes Carll blends traditional folk with a rock 'n' roll sound on his newest release, KMAG YOYO (And Other American Stories). He brings his irreverent storytelling to West Virginia's most famous stage for the third time.

Hayes Carll On Mountain Stage

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Hot Club Of Cowtown On Mountain Stage

The Austin-based Western swing revivalists bring their Bob Wills-inspired sound to West Virginia's most famous stage for the fourth time. The band shows off an expanded repertoire, from original material to Tom Waits covers.

Hot Club Of Cowtown On Mountain Stage

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Cake On Mountain Stage

The idiosyncratic alt-rock heroes performed cuts from both their debut album and their latest full-length record, Showroom of Compassion.

Cake On Mountain Stage

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YouTube phenomenon Danielle Ate the Sandwich performed on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Danielle Ate The Sandwich On Mountain Stage

Denver-based YouTube phenomenon Danielle Anderson strums her ukulele on West Virginia's most famous stage.

Danielle Ate The Sandwich On Mountain Stage

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Portland quartet Horse Feathers perform on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Horse Feathers On Mountain Stage

The Portland folk quartet recreates the arrangements from its acclaimed album Thistled Spring in the band's first appearance on West Virginia's most famous stage.

Horse Feathers On Mountain Stage

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The Virginia-based singer-songwriter performed on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Anais Mitchell On Mountain Stage

The Vermont-based singer-songwriter had just begun working on Hadestown, her folk-opera adaptation of Orpheus and Eurydice, when she made her first appearance on Mountain Stage.

Anais Mitchell On Mountain Stage

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The California rock band Delta Spirit performed on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Delta Spirit On Mountain Stage

The raucous San Diego band makes its first appearance on West Virginia's most famous stage. Listen to five songs that span the group's discography.

Delta Spirit On Mountain Stage

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Black Dub, Daniel Lanois' new band, played in Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Black Dub On Mountain Stage

Producer Daniel Lanois makes his third appearance on West Virginia's most famous stage, this time with his new band, Black Dub.

Black Dub On Mountain Stage

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Sally Barris performs on Mountain Stage in Grand Marais, Minn. Stephan Hoglund/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Sally Barris On Mountain Stage

The native Minnesotan singer was a hit with her local crowd during this performance in Grand Marais, part of the Mountain Stage road show.

Sally Barris On Mountain Stage

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The Greencards' latest release, The Brick Album, was financed by fans and features appearances from Sam Bush and Vince Gill.

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The Greencards On Mountain Stage

The Australian bluegrass band brings incredible musicianship to a five-song set on Mountain Stage.

The Greencards On Mountain Stage

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Pink Martini On Mountain Stage

In this episode of Mountain Stage, we revisit the baroque-pop band's performance from June 2005, the group's first show in West Virginia.

Pink Martini On Mountain Stage

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The Infamous Stringdusters On Mountain Stage

The Grammy-nominated bluegrass band makes its first appearance on Mountain Stage.

The Infamous Stringdusters On Mountain Stage

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Duluth string band Trampled By Turtles perform on Mountain Stage. /Brian Blauser hide caption

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Trampled By Turtles On Mountain Stage

The Duluth, Minn., string band made a name for itself with its lively stage shows and eccentric instrumentation. Hear a recent performance on West Virginia's most famous stage.

Trampled By Turtles On Mountain Stage

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