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Mountain Stage

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

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Johnnyswim On Mountain Stage

Based in Nashville via Los Angeles, the married duo of Amanda Sudano and Abner Ramirez have been performing together for nearly a decade. Here, two play material from their album Home, Vol. 1.

Johnnyswim On Mountain Stage

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Garland Jeffreys On Mountain Stage

Jeffreys has honed his enigmatic rock sound for more than four decades, often combining blues, reggae, R&B and soul. He's collaborated with John Cale, Dr. John and Lou Reed.

Garland Jeffreys On Mountain Stage

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James Maddock On Mountain Stage

In the late '90s, Maddock had a shot at worldwide fame with his band Wood. Now, his latest solo album, Another Life, has earned him comparisons to songwriting heavyweights.

James Maddock On Mountain Stage

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Lucius On Mountain Stage

Led by two singers, Lucius has won heaps of praise for its eerily tight vocals and lush instrumentation. They sing most lines in tandem, creating an effect that adds to Lucius' crafted indie pop.

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Sonny Landreth On Mountain Stage

The slide guitarist makes his eighth appearance on Mountain Stage. With a unique combination of powerful amplifiers and modified guitars, Landreth conjures up a sound that's truly his own.

Sonny Landreth On Mountain Stage

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Gillian Welch And David Rawlings On Mountain Stage

Welch and Rawlings string together a mix of genre in this performance. Hear some of the duo's early work together, recorded shortly before the release of 1996's classic Revival.

Gillian Welch And David Rawlings On Mountain Stage

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Marti Jones and Don Dixon perform on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Don Dixon And Marti Jones On Mountain Stage

On this appearance, they perform songs that dip into classic American R&B. Hear a few hits from both of the songwriters' catalogs, including Jones' cover of Otis Redding's "These Arms of Mine."

Don Dixon And Marti Jones On Mountain Stage

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Ari Hest On Mountain Stage

Ever since he was a teenager, Hest has maintained the same relentless, "all in a day's work" approach to making music. For his third appearance on Mountain Stage, the songwriter plays new material.

Ari Hest On Mountain Stage

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Aoife O'Donovan On Mountain Stage

After nearly a decade of writing and performing, the former Crooked Still member has just released her first solo album, Fossils. In this performance, O'Donovan plays some of her best-known songs.

Aoife O'Donovan On Mountain Stage

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Shawn Colvin (left) and Mary Chapin Carpenter perform together on stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Mary Chapin Carpenter And Shawn Colvin On Mountain Stage

Between them, the pair have sold millions of records and won eight Grammys. They return to Mountain Stage to perform individual hits and cover their favorites, including Steve Earle's "Someday."

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Pokey LaFarge And The South City Three On Mountain Stage

The group mixes the sounds of a bygone era: early string-band music, ragtime, country blues and Western swing. LaFarge and his South City Three are followed by Bob Thompson.

Pokey LaFarge And The South City Three On Mountain Stage

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Larry Cordle On Mountain Stage

A Grammy-nominated Nashville songwriter, Cordle has written music for projects that have sold more than 55 million records. He first rose to fame when his childhood friend recorded his song.

Larry Cordle On Mountain Stage

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JD McPherson On Mountain Stage

The singer-songwriter's attempts to re-create the legendary rock sound of Chess Records resulted in his debut album, Signs and Signifiers. McPherson's set is followed by Julie Adams.

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Connie Smith On Mountain Stage

One of country's most respected vocalists performs songs from 2011's Long Line of Heartaches. Dolly Parton once suggested that Smith is one of the three greatest female singers in the world.

Connie Smith On Mountain Stage

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Wanda Jackson On Mountain Stage

The Queen of Rockabilly performs songs from a 40-year catalog. She began her career in high school but soon found herself touring with the likes of Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, who encouraged her.

Wanda Jackson On Mountain Stage

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