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Listen: Kathy Mattea on Mountain Stage

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Kathy Mattea and longtime accompanist Bill Cooley performing on Mountain Stage in Elkins, W.Va.

Hear one of music's most distinct vocalists perform songs from her new album in this week's encore episode of Mountain Stage, recorded at the Augusta Heritage Festival in Elkins, W.Va. in 2018.

Kathy Mattea returns to Mountain Stage with songs from her brand new album "Pretty Bird." The collection finds the Grammy-winning singer interpreting some of her favorite songs by a variety of artists, including our Song of the Week- the iconic story-song "Ode to Billy Joe."

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This week's episode features special guest-host Bil Lepp.

Hear more of Mattea's performance, plus award winning bluegrass group Darin and Brooke Aldridge, West Virginia honky-tonk treasures Blue Yonder, and old-time musician Joe Newberry, when special guest-host Bil Lepp nagivates the latest episode of Mountain Stage recorded on the campus of Davis & Elkins College.

Mountain Stage is back at the Augusta Heritage Festival this weekend for a live show Saturday, July 27 at 7:30p.m. Find the details here.

Find out where you can listen on a public radio station near you, and be sure to sign-up for our e-mail newsletter for periodic updates and live show announcements.

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All hands on deck for the finale song as Mountain Stage closes out the Augusta Heritage Festival in Elkins, W.Va.


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