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Prodigiously talented musician Sarah Jarosz returns to Mountain Stage this week with songs from her new album Undercurrent. Here she performs "House of Mercy" on a show that also features Robbie Fulks, Over the Rhine, The Black Lillies and Steve Forbert.

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Jimmy LaFave has gone and left many hearts broken. I don’t remember when I first heard him sing, but I do remember it was love at first listen.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, we hear about U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions's visit to Charleston. We also spend time with photographer Roger May, interviewed by Inside Appalachia host Jessica Lilly as part of this week's episode about music, religion and the song Amazing Grace.

We also feature a new tune from Mountain Stage's Song of the Week.

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Claire Lynch is an accomplished country artist. Just ask Dolly Parton, who credits Lynch with "one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today."

Backed by her award-winning acoustic ensemble, she offers a thoughtful reinterpretation of Dave Francey's "Empty Train" on this week's all-new Mountain Stage broadcast.

Ted Barron

Steve Earle & The Dukes, Okkervil River and St. Paul & The Broken Bones are among the artists scheduled to appear as the long running radio show Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce records episodes #900, #901 and #902 at the Culture Center Theater on the State Capitol Grounds.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning we begin an occasional series highlighting the state's timber industry and Warren Zevon is remembered in a 1991 performance on Mountain Stage.

That's on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting - telling West Virginia's story.

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Warren Zevon was a beloved cult hero in the world of rock music. Born in Chicago but raised on the West Coast, Zevon began his music career as a classical piano student before broadening his admiration of Stravinsky to The Everly Brothers and other folk and pop icons.

Zevon’s stoic vocals and gallows songwriting led to critical acclaim and popular success, eventually leading to his 1978 hit “Werewolves of London.” Although he could certainly be “Mr. Bad Example,” Zevon was an artist’s artist, one that we were proud to welcome twice to the Mountain Stage

Rose Cousins
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In 2007, Canadian artist Rose Cousins was chosen as one of five co-winners in the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest for performing songwriters. A decade (and a couple Mountain Stage performances) later, the Juno award-winning singer-songwriter returned to NPR's Mountain Stage with songs from her new record Natural Conclusion.

Ruthie Foster
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Last February saw the return of three-time Grammy nominee Ruthie Foster to NPR's Mountain Stage, who was celebrating her new blues/soul/gospel release, Joy Comes Back.

Gov. Justice Will Sign Medical Cannabis Act

Apr 7, 2017
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, Ashton Marra talks with Governor Jim Justice about the state’s budget dilemma and Margo Price has our Mountain Stage song of the week.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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Mountain Stage will record episode number 899 on Sunday, June 25 as part of FestivALL Charleston. Tickets on sale now on  mountainstage.ticketfly.com, by phone at 877.987.6487, or locally at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston.

Update: 100 Days in Appalachia

Mar 17, 2017
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, we’ll check in with Dave Mistich, the editor of our digital journalism project “100 Days in Appalachia” and Johnny Staats and Robert Shafer has our Mountain Stage song of the week.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Gov. Justice Continues His Save Our State Tour

Mar 3, 2017
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, Governor Jim Justice took his Save Our State tour to Fairmont State University yesterday.  Anne Li will have the story and Iron and Wine has our Mountain Stage song of the week.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Author Sees Link Between Addiction and Election

Feb 24, 2017
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, Dave Mistich talks with the author of “Dreamland” about the opioid addiction that has ravaged communities in Appalachia and the Bottle Rockets perform our Mountain Stage song of the week. 

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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Roots rock standard-bearers the Bottle Rockets return to Mountain Stage this week. Here the Bottle Rockets perform their song "Dog," which showcases lead singer Brian Henneman's irreverent humor, as well as his love for his canine friend.

TRIP Report: W.Va. Roads in Bad Shape

Feb 17, 2017
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, a new national report says the state’s bad roads are costing drivers a lot of money and Inside Appalachia host Jessica Lilly talks with a Wyoming County family about the quality of their water. 

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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Since they first met as students in Syracuse, New York, Ra Ra Riot has put a decade of experience performing under its collective belt. They draw influence from the experimental side classic rock like The Police and Talking Heads, but they also feature a small string section, which sometimes leads to their music being called "chamber pop," like in this performance of "Water."

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Love Mountain Stage with Larry Groce? Love someone who loves listening to Mountain Stage on NPR Music and West Virginia Public Broadcasting? Don't worry; we've got you covered this Valentine's Day.

Legislators Hear Budget Details

Feb 10, 2017
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, House and Senate reporters Liz McCormick and Ashton Marra report from the finance committees where the Governor’s tax proposals were discussed and Wilco is along with our Mountain Stage song of the week.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

VuHaus
Mountain Stage

This Sunday, February 12, point your browser to MountainStage.org at 7pm EST to watch a LIVE recording of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce via VuHaus.

The Mountain Stage team has announced two new events to its upcoming live show schedule. Advance tickets for both events will be $30 and will be placed on sale Friday, February 10 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 877.987.6487 or locally at Taylor Books in Downtown Charleston. Both shows will be at the Culture Center Theater on the state capitol grounds.

State Budget Will Dominate Legislative Session

Feb 3, 2017
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, there’s a big hole in the state budget and House Speaker Tim Armstead has some ideas about how to fill it and Larry Groce performs our Mountain Stage song of the week.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Listen: Larry Groce Perform on NPR's Mountain Stage

Feb 1, 2017
Larry Groce
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Although he's hosted over 850 episodes, it's been a long time since Mountain Stage host Larry Groce has performed a set of his own on the show. But he does this week, with songs from his first album in over two decades, Live Forever.

This week's broadcast also features performances from seminal indie pop band Guster, established singer and entertainer Robert Earl Keen, and Americana folk band The Westies.

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Since their formation in 2000, Portland-based indie rock band Blitzen Trapper have played nearly every major festival in America and shared the stage with the likes of Iron & Wine and Wilco. Here they play "Black River Killer" from this week's encore broadcast of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, voters in Pennsylvania’s coal country are looking to President Donald Trump to promote the industry and members of the Frankfort High School band are getting ready to march in today’s inaugural parade in Washington. 

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys
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Keeping one foot in their native Michigan's Mowtown soul and another in Music City, bluegrass-inspired ensemble Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys delivered one of our favorite performances of 2015. You can listen to their entire set on this week's encore broadcast of Mountain Stage.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, Beth Vorhees previews her television interview with Governor Earl Ray Tomblin that airs on West Virginia Public Broadcasting this weekend and we’ll preview this weekend’s Inside Appalachia hearing from supporters and opponents of President-elect Donald Trump.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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Best known for his 1971 acoustic pop hit "Sunshine," Jonathan Edwards also has a solid background in country, folk, and bluegrass music. Here he performs the traditional song "I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground," from this week's encore broadcast of Mountain Stage.

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From Northampton, Massachusetts, beloved folk-rocker Stephen Kellogg returns to Mountain Stage this week with a band that includes Miranda Mulholland of the Great Lake Swimmers. He closes his 2015 set with crowd favorite "The Bear" on this week's encore broadcast.

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The year 2016 was noteworthy for lots of reasons at Mountain Stage .  Our 32nd year of live performance radio from the Mountain State included 25 shows from seven venues in four states and two new guest-hosts! With 2017 around the corner (11 shows already on sale) and nostalgia in the air, here are 10 highlights of the year that made 2016 a special one.

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