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

Sonya Kitchell, The Slip On Mountain Stage

Kitchell is a singer-songwriter seasoned beyond her years, having previously joined Herbie Hancock on a worldwide tour. For her appearance in Charleston, W.Va., she brought along the Boston-based indie-rockers in The Slip, who appeared on Mountain Stage in 2006. Together, they promote Kitchell's latest album, This Storm.

Sonya Kitchell in Concert on Mountain Stage - 11/10/08

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Drew Emmitt On Mountain Stage

Combining wide-ranging influences like reggae and roots music into an electric/acoustic hybrid, the Drew Emmitt Band recently performed on Mountain Stage in an appearance recorded at the Morgantown, W.Va., campus of WVU. The band played music from Emmitt's latest album, this year's Long Road.

Drew Emmitt in Concert on Mountain Stage - 11/07/2008

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Julie Fowlis On Mountain Stage

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Julie Fowlis has made a huge name for herself overseas singing in Gaelic, a language understood by only 1 percent of the population in her native Scotland. She recently performed her unique music on Mountain Stage, accompanied by Dobro master Jerry Douglas in the final song of her set.

Julie Fowlis in Concert on Mountain Stage - 11/06/2008

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Jayme Stone & Mansa Sissoko On Mountain Stage

A chance meeting in California with Indian musician Ali Akbar Khan launched the endless musical education of banjo player Jayme Stone. He's taken inspiration from many musical styles, languages and cultures all over the world, and his genre-bending music recognizes no borders. Stone and kora player Mansa Sissoko recently visited Mountain Stage and performed music from their album, From Africa to Appalachia.

Jayme Stone in Concert on Mountain Stage - 11/04/2008

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Lori McKenna On Mountain Stage

The Boston-based songwriter has released four albums since her 1998 debut, Paper Wings and Halo. She jumped into the national spotlight when country superstar Faith Hill used three of McKenna's songs on her 2005 record Fireflies.

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Lucy Kaplansky On Mountain Stage

The Boston-based singer-songwriter performs songs from her sixth album, Over the Hills. Kaplansky came of age artistically in the New York folk scene, which also nurtured other artists like Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, John Gorka and others.

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Todd Snider On Mountain Stage

In his seventh appearance on Mountain Stage, Snider performs fan favorites, three of which originally appeared on his 2004 album East Nashville Skyline. In the years since this 2007 performance, Snider has released two new albums.

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Judy Collins On Mountain Stage

She's long been a renowned interpreter of traditional songs since her days in New York's Greenwich Village folk-revival scene. Here, Collins takes on songs from the Lennon/McCartney catalog, as well as a Joni Mitchell classic.

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Mavis Staples On Mountain Stage

The great singer delivers modern renditions of freedom songs from the civil-rights movement, along with the Staples Singers classic "I'll Take You There," in this live performance from Boston in 2007.

Mavis Staples On Mountain Stage

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Ben Arnold On Mountain Stage

Philadelphia based singer-songwriter Ben Arnold makes his first appearance on Mountain Stage in this encore episode from 2007.

Cowboy Junkies On Mountain Stage

Cowboy Junkies' landmark record The Trinity Session made the band members cult heroes, and they've continued to release moody albums filled with original material and interpretations of classic country and gospel songs.

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Eric Bazilian And Rob Hyman On Mountain Stage

Founding members of the hit-making Philadelphia band The Hooters, multi-instrumentalists Bazilian and Hyman perform two of their recognizable Hooters hits ("All You Zombies" and "And We Danced"), along with a "Hooterized" cover of Don Henley's "The Boys of Summer."

Martin Sexton On Mountain Stage

Sexton and his band play feel-good songs from his album Seeds in this 2007 performance on Mountain Stage in Glenside, Pa.

Ryan Adams On Mountain Stage

A prolific songwriter originally from Jacksonville, N.C., Adams has been writing songs since he was 15, and he's never slowed down. In this 2007 set, the former Whiskeytown frontman showcases material from that year's CD, Easy Tiger.

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Riley Baugus On Mountain Stage

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North Carolina native Riley Baugus has contributed his banjo skills to the Oscar-winning movie Cold Mountain and last year's Grammy-winning album Raising Sand. In this edition of Mountain Stage, he performs a set of traditional Appalachian songs.

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