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Civil War-Era Ballad 'Tom Dooley' And Our Mountain Stage Song Of The Week This West Virginia Morning

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On this West Virginia Morning, we learn about the classic Appalachian ballad “Tom Dooley.” It’s grounded in a true story, but there are different perspectives on what happened. Also, we listen to our Mountain Stage Song of the Week brought to us by the Brooklyn-based modern rockers The Hold Steady.

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West Virginia Morning is produced with help from Curtis Tate, David Adkins, Dave Mistich, Eric Douglas, Glynis Board, Jessica Lilly, June Leffler, Liz McCormick, Roxy Todd and Shepherd Snyder.

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Teresa Wills and Chuck Anziulewicz are our hosts.

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