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

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Taj Mahal On Mountain Stage

Taj Mahal's influences are drawn from many places around the world, from California to Africa to the Pacific Islands. But in this Mountain Stage performance from 1995, he pays tribute to his roots.

Taj Mahal On Mountain Stage

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Richie Havens On Mountain Stage

Havens' unmistakable guitar style and intense vocals helped make him an influential folksinger. In this concert from 1995, Havens — who died April 22 at age 72 — plays some of his best-known songs.

Richie Havens On Mountain Stage

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Sturgill Simpson On Mountain Stage

The former Sunday Valley frontman performs outlaw country songs from his solo debut. It's an unflinching collection of hard country songs that draw instant comparisons to Waylon Jennings.

Sturgill Simpson On Mountain Stage

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Blue Yonder On Mountain Stage

The West Virginia trio fuses country, honky-tonk and jazz during this home-state set. Though this is their first time on Mountain Stage, two of its members have made dozens of appearances on the show.

Blue Yonder On Mountain Stage

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The Chapin Sisters' Abigail and Lily Chapin perform live on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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The Chapin Sisters On Mountain Stage

Abigail and Lily Chapin have music in their genes. Here, the duo plays songs from its new covers album, A Date With the Everly Brothers.

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Corb Lund On Mountain Stage

The Canadian singer-songwriter combines cowboy music, Western swing and rockabilly to create a unique blend of country. Here, Lund plays songs from his most recent album, Cabin Fever.

Corb Lund On Mountain Stage

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Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale On Mountain Stage

The pair wanted to make an album together for years. In 2012, they finally had three days off at the same time and recorded Buddy & Jim, a collection of duets. Here, they play selections from it.

Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale On Mountain Stage

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Shovels And Rope On Mountain Stage

Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst are a married couple, but they only began playing music together in 2010. Here, the two play buoyant roots-rock songs from their debut album, O' Be Joyful.

Shovels And Rope On Mountain Stage

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Bonnie Bishop On Mountain Stage

The Americana singer-songwriter was nominated at the Lone Star Music Awards and co-wrote a song that was recorded by Bonnie Raitt. Here, she gives a solo performance with songs from her latest album.

Bonnie Bishop On Mountain Stage

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Kim Richey On Mountain Stage

The multifaceted country singer-songwriter has seen her work recorded by mainstream heavyweights like Trisha Yearwood and Dixie Chicks. Here, Richey plays songs from her 2010 album Wreck Your Wheels.

Kim Richey On Mountain Stage

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Kathleen Edwards On Mountain Stage

The Canadian singer-songwriter makes her second appearance on Mountain Stage, performing songs from her most recent album. Her set includes a song that wasn't heard during the radio broadcast.

Kathleen Edwards On Mountain Stage

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Kathy Mattea On Mountain Stage

Making her 16th appearance on Mountain Stage, the singer-songwriter plays selections from her latest album, Calling Me Home, which examines her native Appalachia.

Kathy Mattea On Mountain Stage

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Piney Gir On Mountain Stage

Angela Penhaligon grew up as the daughter of a strict Pentecostal minister who forbade modern popular music. She eventually moved to London, where she threw herself into rock, punk, and beyond.

Piney Gir On Mountain Stage

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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy On Mountain Stage

Singer-songwriter Will Oldham has, by design, stayed just outside the mainstream. His independent, DIY approach has made him a cult star, while one of this songs was even covered by Johnny Cash.

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy On Mountain Stage

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Camper Van Beethoven On Mountain Stage

After disbanding and reuniting on and off for the last 20-plus years, the roots-rock band returns with its quirky blend of pop, punk, ska, folk and country. Here, they songs from their latest album.

Camper Van Beethoven On Mountain Stage

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