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The Watson Twins On Mountain Stage

Leigh and Chandra Watson's gospel-influenced sibling harmony is the focal point of their albums. Here the duo performs songs from their second CD, Talking To You, Talking To Me, on their first appearance on Mountain Stage.

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The Tallest Man On Earth On Mountain Stage

Swedish folksinger Kristian Matsson performs as The Tallest Man on Earth. Making his first-ever appearance on Mountain Stage, Matsson performs songs from his album The Wild Hunt.

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Clare And The Reasons On Mountain Stage

Clare and Olivier Manchon are at the heart of the chamber-folk ensemble Clare and the Reasons. Its second album, Arrow, is a collaborative effort that shows off the band's big sound. Here, it performs on Mountain Stage with Bob Hart and a brass section from West Virginia University.

Our Team Is Grand

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Pinetop Perkins On Mountain Stage

Arguably the greatest blues pianist, Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins died yesterday. Perkins recorded with legends at Sun Records and spent 12 years as Muddy Waters' piano player before striking out on his own. Last month, Perkins made history as the oldest performer to win a Grammy.

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April Smith On Mountain Stage

Her sound conjures the best of 1930s and '40s pop, and her lyrics are inspired by entities as diverse as Judy Garland, Queen and the television drama Dexter. Here, Smith performs with her backing band, The Great Picture Show.

April Smith and The Great Picture Show on Mountain Stage - 06/15/2010

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Jakob Dylan On Mountain Stage

Dylan visits West Virginia with Three Legs, the rootsy ensemble featuring Neko Case and Kelly Hogan. The band plays songs from Dylan's sophomore solo release, the T-Bone Burnett-produced Women & Country.

Jakob Dylan on Mountain Stage - 06/15/2010

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John Hammond On Mountain Stage

At 19, Hammond hitchhiked to Los Angeles to start his career. Now, 40 years later, he's created a blues repertoire that spans generations. Hear Hammond perform a mix of original and cover songs, including "Get Behind the Mule" by Tom Waits.

John Hammond in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/24/2008

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Butterfly Boucher On Mountain Stage

Australian-born singer Butterfly Boucher was making instrumental music at the age of 10. Years later, she was performing all the instruments on her 2004 album, Flutterby. She stopped by Mountain Stage armed with only her electric guitar, to perform a set.

Butterfly Boucher in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/23/2008

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Chuck Leavell On Mountain Stage

Leavell is one of the most sought-after pianists in the world. Even if you didn't know it, you've heard his work with George Harrison, The Black Crowes and Eric Clapton. He visited Mountain Stage and performed a set with Doug Payne on saxophone and Don Dixon on bass.

Chuck Leavell in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/22/2008

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David Lindley On Mountain Stage

The musical palette of multi-instrumentalist David Lindley is as varied and eccentric as his colorful onstage apparel. For this intimate Mountain Stage performance, Lindley played instruments as varied as a Hawaiian lap-steel guitar and a traditional Middle Eastern oud.

David Lindley in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/21/2008

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Mindy Smith On Mountain Stage

In her third appearance on Mountain Stage, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Mindy Smith performs music from her 2006 album Long Island Shores. She also dips into her 2004 debut, One Moment More, and performs a cover of Dolly Parton's "Jolene."

Mindy Smith in Concert on Mountain Stage - 10/20/2008

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Altan And Dervish On Mountain Stage

Altan and Dervish have been defining the sound of traditional Irish music for more than 20 years. Internationally respected, the globe-trotting groups each made a stop on West Virginia's most famous stage for a performance.

Altan And Dervish On Mountain Stage

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Tommy Makem On Mountain Stage

"The godfather of Irish music" earned his title and delighted audiences by interspersing traditional Irish tunes with humor and storytelling. In 1989, he brought this dynamic performance to West Virginia's most famous stage.

Tommy Makem On Mountain Stage

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Paul Brady, Tommy Sands, Christy Moore And Luka Bloom On Mountain Stage

The four Irish singer-songwriters have honed their craft everywhere between writing for Bonnie Raitt to playing in traditional folk bands. In live performances, each brings his own style to West Virginia's most famous stage.

Paul Brady, Tommy Sands, Christy Moore and Luka Bloom In Concert

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Bell X1, Mary Black and Fionn Regan On Mountain Stage

Rock group Bell X1, vocalist Mary Black and singer-songwriter Fionn Regan exhibit the range of contemporary Irish music on West Virginia's most famous stage.

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