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Mountain Stage

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

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Jeff Ellis On Mountain Stage

A U.S. Army veteran who has put together two albums since returning from a tour of Kuwait, Ellis draws inspiration from his wartime experiences. He performs a 2008 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest-winning entry, as well as some yet-to-be-recorded material.

Jeff Ellis in Concert on Mountain Stage - 05/15/2009

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Scrapomatic On Mountain Stage

The deep growl and ringing falsetto of vocalist Mike Mattison meets the utilitarian guitar work of Paul Olsen in the blues band Scrapomatic. The duo plays songs from its newest release, Sidewalk Caesars, accompanied by a full band.

Scrapomatic in Concert on Mountain Stage - 05/14/2009

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Lenka On Mountain Stage

Originally from Australia and now living in Los Angeles, the singer-songwriter (formerly of the Sydney band Decoder Ring) has issued her solo debut. Here, she showcases her infectious pop songs, including her hit "The Show."

Lenka in Concert on Mountain Stage - 05/12/2009

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Dr. Dog On Mountain Stage

A melding of several different eras of popular music, the Philadelphia rock band's sound is a distinctly 21st-century version of psychedelic pop. On this installment of Mountain Stage, Dr. Dog shows off its dueling guitars, which are laced with plenty of harmony singing.

Dr. Dog in Concert on Mountain Stage - 05/13/2009

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Derek Trucks Band On Mountain Stage

The slide guitarist has played with The Allman Brothers and Eric Clapton, and has made seven records with his own band — all before turning 30. He demonstrates his lyrical playing and his inclusive take on Southern rock live.

The Derek Trucks Band in Concert on Mountain Stage - 05/11/2009

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Beth Nielsen Chapman, JD Souther On Mountain Stage

Two famed artists and hit songwriters each play from their recent solo releases. Nashville native Chapman's lastest release is a double-album inspired by Desmond Tutu; Southern California's Souther just returned to music after a 25 year hiatus.

Beth Nielsen Chapman in Concert on Mountain Stage - 05/01/2009

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Buckwheat Zydeco On Mountain Stage

Whether in dance halls or theaters, Stanley Dural Jr. — the Buckwheat of Buckwheat Zydeco — never fails to get audiences involved. His accordion and Hammond B3 organ lead the band (and, on one singalong tune, the crowd) on stage.

Buckwheat Zydeco in Concert on Mountain Stage - 04/30/2009

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Amy LaVere On Mountain Stage

Hushed at one moment and powerfully projecting the next, LaVere brings a funky, Southern soul-infused vibe to her live shows. The singer and upright bassist (and now actress) plays tracks from her latest releases with her trio.

Amy LaVere in Concert on Mountain Stage - 04/29/2009

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Duncan Sheik On Mountain Stage

The singer-songwriter first visited Mountain Stage just before the release of "Barely Breathing," his 1996 hit. More than a decade later, he's branched out into chamber-pop and composing for musical theater. He performs songs from his latest, Whisper House.

Duncan Sheik in Concert on Mountain Stage - 04/28/2009

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Guggenheim Grotto On Mountain Stage

The Irish duo blends electronically-programmed beats and acoustic instruments with point-on harmonies and honest, observational lyrics. But Kevin May and Mick Lynch strip away the electronic elements on stage in West Virginia.

Guggenheim Grotto On Mountain Stage - 04/27/2009

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Andy Friedman And The Other Failures On Mountain Stage

Describing the career paths of multifaceted artist Andy Friedman is as difficult as classifying his music. A widely published illustrator steeped in musicians like Dave Van Ronk, Friedman plays songs from his art-country album Weary Things with his band The Other Failures.

Andy Friedman & The Other Failures On Mountain Stage - 04/24/09

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Reagan Boggs On Mountain Stage

Born and raised in the mining and farming country of Southwest Virginia, singer-songwriter Reagan Boggs has been steeped in the sounds of that region since she was a child.

Reagan Boggs in Concert on Mountain Stage - 04/23/09

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Grayson Capps On Mountain Stage

Capps and his band The Stumpknockers perform Southern Gothic-style songs about trains, hound dogs, prostitution and pirated utilities with an unbridled energy and authenticity.

Grayson Capps in Concert on Mountain Stage - 04/22/09

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Jessica Lea Mayfield On Mountain Stage

Singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield of Kent, Ohio, began making music in her family band at the age of 8. By age 15, she had cut White Lies, her first EP of original songs. Since then, Mayfield has attracted the attention of many, including Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.

Listen Now: Jessica Lea Mayfield In Concert

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Dierks Bentley On Mountain Stage

Country singer Dierks Bentley once worked in the videotape library for The Nashville Network, soaking up tradition while singing his nights away for tips. But these days, his career as a musician takes center stage.

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