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Mountain Stage
Sunday at 8pm

Mountain Stage offers the best seats in the house for performances captured in front of a live audience by established stars and emerging artists. It's a two-hour weekly exploration of the exciting and spontaneous world of live music, offering intelligent, contemporary music seasoned with traditional and roots performers.

  • This week’s encore broadcast of Mountain Stage features long-time friend of the show John Pizzarelli, joined by Maria Muldaur, Jennifer Hartswick Band, Melissa Carper and Gabriel Royal. The post LISTEN: John Pizzarelli Has The Mountain Stage Song Of The Week appeared first on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
  • On this West Virginia Morning, Folkways reporter Vanessa Peña explores the history of hip hop in West Virginia and beyond. Plus, Mountain Stage provides our the Song of the Week — “So Much Love” by Southern Avenue. The post Appalachian Hip Hop And Our Song Of The Week, This West Virginia Morning appeared first on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
  • On this West Virginia Morning, Curtis Tate tells us about problems with the Mountain Valley Pipeline as it nears completion, Emily Rice discusses children’s mental health with state expert and Mountain Stage brings us the Song of the Week with Watchhouse performing “The Wolves.” The post Mountain Valley Pipeline, Children’s Mental Health And Song Of The Week, This West Virginia Morning appeared first on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
  • Amy Ray returns to Mountain Stage on this week’s encore broadcast, along with her band, New York trio The Lone Bellow, progressive banjo player Alison Brown, slide guitar master and banjo champion Tony Furtado, and Nova Scotia folk group Villages. This episode was recorded at the People's Bank Theatre in Marietta, Ohio with guest host Larry Groce. The post LISTEN: Amy Ray Band Has The Mountain Stage Song Of The Week appeared first on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
  • One West Virginia Morning we get an update on the two West Virginia State Troopers injured in a shooting last month and learn about the origins of the folklife books known as Foxfire. The post Foxfire Book Origins And The Song Of The Week, This West Virginia Morning appeared first on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
  • Bob Thompson's annual holiday jazz celebration is back! The event is at the West Virginia Culture Center Theater Thursday, Dec. 14, and Friday, Dec. 15. The post Joy To The World Tickets On Sale Now appeared first on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
  • This week’s premiere broadcast of Mountain Stage features the 2022 NPR Tiny Desk Contest Winner, Alisa Amador. As a bilingual sing-songwriter, Amador commands audiences with her soulful voice and mixture of rock, jazz, funk and alternative folk that is sweetly wrapped with the Latin music she grew up with. The post LISTEN: Alisa Amador Has Our Mountain Stage Song Of The Week appeared first on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
  • Philip Bowen, a fiddle-playing social media star and Montgomery, West Virginia native, is set to appear on Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent. The post W.Va. Native To Appear On America’s Got Talent Season Premiere appeared first on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
  • situation himself. For his ongoing series Getting Into Their Reality: Caring For Aging Parents, he spoke with Chris Schneider, the director of communications for the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, about how to celebrate Mother’s Day when mom has dementia. The post Caring For Moms With Dementia And Our Song Of The Week This West Virginia Morning appeared first on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
  • West Virginia-born fiddler Phillip Bowen writes songs that reflect love for the place he calls home. His descriptions of the people and places from his childhood touch the ear and heart like a sentimental postcard. But he’s also willing to share songs that remember those who’ve been marginalized or forgotten. The post A Fiddler Contemplates The Fate Of The Mountain State appeared first on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
  • On this West Virginia Morning, we travel two years back in time to 2021, when Inside Appalachia asked the question, “What is Appalachia?” Recently, the show received email responses from students in a writing class taught by Debra Nickles at Ohio University Chillicothe. Inside Appalachia host Mason Adams spoke with Nickles and her class about the assignment, which sparked a conversation about regional identity. The post Discussing Being Appalachian And Our Song Of The Week This West Virginia Morning appeared first on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
  • West Virginia Public Broadcasting announces that Mountain Stage is featured in the latest issue of Rolling Stone Magazine. Rolling Stone journalist Garret Woodward explores the diverse group of nationally recognized musicians who have played Mountain Stage, highlighting the uniqueness of the show on today’s airwaves. The post 40th Anniversary Of Mountain Stage Featured In Latest Issue Of Rolling Stone appeared first on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.