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

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Leslie Stevens On Mountain Stage

Originally from the Midwest and now living in Los Angeles, the singer-songwriter surrounds her soft, clear voice with a vintage alt-country sound. Stevens has been building momentum with her latest album, Roomful of Smoke.

Leslie Stevens on Mountain Stage - 05/21/2010

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Pieta Brown On Mountain Stage

Born and raised in Iowa, the singer-songwriter got her initial schooling in rural folk music from her father, Greg Brown. She's been building her own identity since her 2002 self-titled debut. Here, she performs songs from her most recent recordings.

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The Grascals On Mountain Stage

The bluegrass stars sing with pristine vocal harmonies and perform with tons of energy. On its Mountain Stage debut, the group plays songs from The Famous Lefty Flynn's, plus bluegrass standards and a few surprising covers.

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Loudon Wainwright III On Mountain Stage

Wainwright has been performing on Mountain Stage since 1988. Now, he takes the stage as a Grammy winner, having won Best Traditional Folk Album in 2010 for High, Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project. The album's songs were written or inspired by the legendary banjo player.

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Patty Loveless On Mountain Stage

Originally from Kentucky, Loveless has been mining her rich musical roots on two albums of classic country songs, Mountain Soul and Mountain Soul II. Hear Loveless and her band perform songs from the latter on West Virginia's most famous stage.

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Andy McKee On Mountain Stage

Innovative acoustic guitarist Andy McKee found online success and generated a worldwide fan base by posting his music on YouTube. Now, he makes his first appearance on Mountain Stage with some of his well-known instrumentals, as well as one from his CD, Joyland.

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Chuck Prophet On Mountain Stage

In his fourth appearance on Mountain Stage, California singer, songwriter and guitarist Chuck Prophet plays "You Been Gone" and music from his album, Let Freedom Ring.

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Erin McKeown On Mountain Stage

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Erin McKeown performs music from her latest album, Hundreds of Lions on West Virginia's most famous stage.

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Trombone Shorty On Mountain Stage

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews performs music from his album Backatown. His music blends rock, funk, jazz, hip-hop and soul to create a unique sound he's dubbed "supafunkrock."

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Dar Williams On Mountain Stage

One of contemporary folk's leading voices teams up with the Mountain Stage band during her fifth appearance on West Virginia's most famous stage.

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Ani DiFranco On Mountain Stage

Now based in New Orleans, DiFranco brought her band and songs from her latest CD, Red Letter Year, for her fifth appearance on Mountain Stage.

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Bud Carroll On Mountain Stage

The West Virginia-based singer-songwriter has been playing guitar for the better part of his life. After his band American Minor broke up, he returned to his home state to start a new group, The Southern Souls.

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Sons Of Bill On Mountain Stage

The band of brothers from central Virginia makes its first appearance on West Virginia's most famous stage.

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The Bottle Rockets On Mountain Stage

The heartland rockers of The Bottle Rockets first came to Mountain Stage in 1995. They return for the sixth time with songs from Lean Forward, an album that reunites them with producer Eric "Roscoe" Ambel.

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Sam Bush On Mountain Stage

Bush's latest album is a collection of songs and instrumental numbers called Circles Around Me. For this show, he brought along the core musicians featured on the album: bassist Byron House, drummer Chris Brown, banjo player Scott Vestal and guitarist Stephen Mougin.

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