Ray Wylie Hubbard

Josh Saul

It's always a special occasion when Ray Wylie Hubbard returns to Mountain Stage.

2015 was a big year for Mountain Stage. We began a beautiful friendship with public radio music discovery machine VuHaus. We created a new, bite-size podcast called Mountain Stage 2 Go.

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Another week, another weekend of live performance radio courtesy of #MSAM.

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Dar Williams was pretty spot-on when she sang, "And February was so long that it lasted into March." In honor of her weather woman ways (not to mention the fact that she's coming back to the Mountain Stage this May!), we're devoting part of this week's "Mountain Stage After Midnight" to the legendary crooner.

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Lyle Lovett - "Cowboy Man"

One of the most impressive things about Mountain Stage's roster of guests isn't just who has played the show but when they did so.  Acts like Alison Krauss, Ani DiFranco, Norah Jones, Counting Crows, and Phish performed on Mountain Stage before they were widely known across America and the world. While this practice of introducing audiences to emerging talent is par for the Mountain Stage course these days, it took awhile for the show to stabilize itself and be able to develop this side of its identity. One of the first acts the show introduced the rest of world to was country crooner Lyle Lovett in May 1987.