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Charlie McCoy leads the WV Super Pickers on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser hide caption

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Charlie McCoy On Mountain Stage

Known primarily for his harmonica, the legendary session musician is all over Nashville's classic recordings. A West Virginia native, he leads a band called the WV Super Pickers through a rollicking performance.

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Bill Kirchen, the "titan of the telecaster," descends upon the Mountain Stage for a live performance. Brian Blauser hide caption

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Bill Kirchen On Mountain Stage

Bill Kirchen cemented his status as a guitar legend with his work on Commander Cody's version of "Hot Rod Lincoln." The singer-guitarist has bountiful solo material, and his latest is called Word to the Wise. He brings his honky-tonk swagger to Mountain Stage.

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Canadian songwriter Fred Eaglesmith performs on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser hide caption

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Fred Eaglesmith On Mountain Stage

The Canadian songwriter performs tunes made famous by country stars Alan Jackson and Miranda Lambert, along with new numbers from his album Cha Cha Cha.

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John Jorgenson and his Quintet perform on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser hide caption

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John Jorgenson Quintet On Mountain Stage

Formerly of the Desert Rose Band and Hellecasters, Jorgenson specializes in the hot club sounds of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. He brings his quintet to perform its "gypsy jazz" on Mountain Stage.

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Dierks Bentley On Mountain Stage

The country star is joined by The Travelin' McCourys for a performance of tunes from his recent, bluegrass-inspired album Up on the Ridge. The band also performs special arrangements of Bentley's hit singles.

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Sahara Smith On Mountain Stage

Smith's debut has yet to be released. But the young singer-songwriter previews songs from Myth of the Heart on this episode of Mountain Stage. Smith's solid band provides a minimalist atmosphere to match her record's production.

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David Broza set unpublished poetry by Townes Van Zandt to music. Brian Blauser hide caption

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David Broza On Mountain Stage

David Broza's specialty is turning poems into songs. Townes Van Zandt, the great Texas songwriter, left Broza some of his unpublished poetry, and the Israeli born singer worked them into songs. On Mountain Stage, Broza plays songs from Night Dawn: The Unpublished Poetry of Townes Van Zandt.

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Kate Miller-Heidke makes her Mountain Stage debut. Brian Blauser hide caption

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Kate Miller-Heidke On Mountain Stage

Kate Miller-Heidke is a platinum selling recording artist in Australia, and her song "Caught in the Crowd" (co-written with her husband), won the grand prize in the International Songwriting Competition. Listen to Miller-Heidke's Mountain Stage debut.

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Marc Cohn's latest release is entitled Listening Booth: 1970. Brian Blauser hide caption

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Marc Cohn On Mountain Stage

Singer-songwriter Marc Cohn is most famous for his song "Walking in Memphis." In his second Mountain Stage performance, Cohn plays songs from his new record, Listening Booth: 1970, a tribute to influential pop songs of his childhood.

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Anne McCue performed on Mountain Stage in 2007. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Anne McCue On Mountain Stage

Hear a short set from this Australia native, recorded live in 2007 on Mountain Stage.

Anne McCue On Mountain Stage

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The Red Stick Ramblers performed on Mountain Stage back in 2007. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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The Red Stick Ramblers On Mountain Stage

In this encore presentation from Mountain Stage, the Baton Rouge band performs songs from its album, Made in the Shade.

The Red Stick Ramblers On Mountain Stage

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Luke Doucet performed on Mountain Stage back in 2007. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Luke Doucet On Mountain Stage

The Canadian songwriter made his first solo appearance on West Virginia's most famous stage back in 2007. Hear the three-song set right here.

Luke Doucet On Mountain Stage

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Eric Bibb On Mountain Stage

The acoustic blues artist's encore Mountain Stage performance was recorded in 2007 in support of his Telarc release Diamond Days. Hear the entire concert right here.

Eric Bibb On Mountain Stage

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Patty Griffin On Mountain Stage

In an encore Mountain Stage performance, we revisit Griffin's 2007 trip to West Virginia on the heels of her sixth album, Children Running Through. Hear the entire concert right here.

Patty Griffin On Mountain Stage

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Pioneering folk singer Hazel Dickens, center, performs with Mollie and Tim O'Brien in 1997. Dickens died on Friday, April 22, at the age of 75. Steven Wayne Rotsch/West Virginia Public Broadcasting hide caption

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Hear Hazel Dickens Peform On Mountain Stage

The bluegrass pioneer died on Friday at the age of 75. Hear a Mountain Stage performance from the West Virginia treasure, recorded live in 1997.

Hazel Dickens On Mountain Stage

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