Mountain Stage Live recordings from the award-winning public radio program, hosted by Larry Groce.
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Mountain Stage

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

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Meaghan Smith On Mountain Stage

With the influence of musically gifted parents and sisters, Smith showed a great love and knowledge of music from an early age. She started off pursuing a career in animation, but her love of performance eventually led her to the stage and the recording studio.

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Yarn On Mountain Stage

The roots group Yarn was nurtured in Brooklyn. Through miles and seasons of touring, the band developed a harmony-rich Americana sound that often elicits obvious comparisons to The Band.

Yarn On Mountain Stage

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Ruthie Foster On Mountain Stage

At 14, Foster was a soloist in her uncle's choir. From then on, her life revolved around music. Her latest is the critically acclaimed The Truth According to Ruthie Foster, in which she demonstrates her tremendous range of musical influences.

Ruthie Foster On Mountain Stage

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Rocco DeLuca On Mountain Stage

DeLuca was introduced to soul music by his father, who was a touring guitarist for the legendary Bo Diddley. DeLuca's elastic, brazen vocals soar in a way that brings to mind the late, revered singer Jeff Buckley.

Rocco Deluca On Mountain Stage

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Martin Sexton On Mountain Stage

Sexton taught himself to play guitar and learned to capture the attention of his audience by busking on the streets of Harvard Square in Boston. He showcases his soulful voice and percussive guitar playing in this captivating solo performance.

Martin Sexton On Mountain Stage

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Vic Chesnutt On Mountain Stage

Paralyzed at age 18, Chesnutt began playing his intricate, emotional songs around Athens, Ga. In his seventh appearance on Mountain Stage, Chesnutt reveals an unrecorded song, "Granny," inspired by a dream.

Vic Chesnutt On Mountain Stage

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Sonos On Mountain Stage

The six members of Sonos perform vocal arrangements of contemporary pop songs with beat-box backing. Their Mountain Stage set includes "I Want You Back," a Motown hit in 1969 for the Jackson 5.

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Crooked Fingers On Mountain Stage

Songwriter and guitarist Eric Bachmann started out in college radio and has been crafting his sound ever since. Now, with Crooked Fingers, he performs songs from the band's fifth CD, Forfeit/Fortune.

Crooked Fingers On Mountain Stage

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Greg Brown

Iowa-raised singer-songwriter Greg Brown takes center stage with a set reflecting a career that dates back to 1974. We also hear a piano solo by Mountain Stage pianist Bob Thompson.

Greg Brown On Mountain Stage

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Neko Case On Mountain Stage

First inspired by country and later by punk music, Neko Case has combined her passions and cultivated a signature sound that fuses contemporary rock, pop and country elements.

Neko Case in Concert on Mountain Stage - 06/22/2009

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The Deep Vibration On Mountain Stage

The Nashville band got its name at the suggestion of Lou Reed. Led by singer and guitarist Matt Campbell, the group brings its highly electrified, ragged sound to the program in songs from its debut EP, Veracruz.

The Deep Vibration in Concert on Mountain Stage - 06/19/2009

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Susan Werner On Mountain Stage

In recent years, the songwriter has consistently changed her approach to recording. She's tackled Great American Songbook material and gospel music from an agnostic perspective; her new project combines '60s and '70s pop with her own symphonic arrangements.

Susan Werner in Concert on Mountain Stage - 06/18/2009

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Backyard Tire Fire On Mountain Stage

Brothers Ed and Matt Anderson and drummer Tim Kramp are at the core of the Bloomington, Ill., band. Backyard Tire Fire performs songs from its breakthrough release, The Places We Lived, and previews material from an upcoming album.

Backyard Tire Fire in Concert on Mountain Stage - 06/17/2009

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Tom Rush On Mountain Stage

A mainstay of the Boston folk movement of the '60s, Rush is one of the performers for whom the term "singer-songwriter" was originally coined. He performs some of his greatest hits, and a choice cover, live on the program.

Tom Rush in Concert on Mountain Stage - 06/16/2009

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Gourds on Mtn. Stage

The country-rock band from Austin combines elements of southwestern country, Cajun dance, Appalachian fiddle and West Coast guitar with a collective love for surrealist art and literature.

Listen Now: The Gourds In Concert

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