Fayetteville, West Virginia's Andrew Adkins is renowned for his honest and heartfelt songwriting. His fourth solo album, "Who I Am," was produced by Mountain Stage band leader Ron Sowell.
Adkins brought a band of West Virginia music luminaries with him to perform songs from "Who I Am" on Mountain Stage, which you can hear on this week's encore broadcast.
Our Song of the Week is Adkins' vulnerable, reflective ballad "Fragile Heart," performed alongside vocalist Annie Neeley, guitarist Bud Carroll, mandolinist Johnny Staats, and Adkins' longtime bassist Clint Lewis. We've placed a video for the song from our Live Sessions page at NPR Music.
Hear the entire set from Adkins, plus performances by Greensky Bluegrass, Donna the Buffalo and Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis, on this week's encore episode of Mountain Stage. Find your station here and be sure to check out our page at NPR Music Live Sessions.