Live Show News: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Shawn Colvin, Nick Lowe and more

May 24, 2019

Mountain Stage continues it’s 36th season of live performance radio with three shows, just announced, for late Summer.

All three shows are on sale now to Mountain Stage Members, who receive exclusive online pre-sale access to all Culture Center shows. Click here to browse the levels of support and sign-up for membership. Once your gift has been processed (2-3 business days), you’ll receive a code in your inbox to gain pre-sale access, and the reduced general admission ticket price of $25.

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Read on for dates and more details. All shows are at the Culture Center Theater on the State Capitol Grounds in Charleston, W.Va. The lobby opens at 5p.m. on show day. Doors to the theater open at 6:30p.m. and the show starts at 7p.m.

Credit Joshua Black Wilkins

Mountain Stage is pleased to announce the return of the first family of banjo- Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, and Canadian blues great Sue Foley, on Sunday, August 4. More artists will be announced in coming weeks.

Watch: Come All You Coal Miners/Take Me To Harlan

Watch: Sue Foley – Ice Queen

Beloved singer and songwriter Shawn Colvin will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of her 1989 debut album “Steady On” as she returns for an intimate solo performance on Mountain Stage Sunday, September 15. That classic album featured vocals by long-time Mountain Stage favorite Lucy Kaplansky, who recently released her first new album in six years, Everyday Street That release features a guest-spot from, you guessed it, Shawn Colvin, so we couldn’t be happier to welcome these “Old Friends” back to West Virginia on the same show.

Adding to the excitement on September 15 is the first appearance by genre-bending songwriter Rebecca Loebe, whose latest release Give Up Your Ghosts features the single “Popular,” which you hear in the new video below.

Venerable UK songwriter, producer and performer Nick Lowe, and Nashville based surf-rockers Los Straitjackets, have joined forces once again with their latest collaboration, the EP Love Starvation/Trombone. The combo will appear on Mountain Stage on Sunday, September 22.

Also appearing on September 22 will be the incredible Patty Griffin. She just released her latest, self-titled album in March. The songs on Patty Griffin come from a deeply personal perspective as you can hear in her recent World Café session, a highly recommended listen.

Tickets for all three of these shows are available NOW to Mountain Stage Members. Already a member? Check your inbox!

Advance tickets will be available online and at Taylor Books in Downtown, Charleston starting Friday, May 31 at 10a.m.

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These shows will be recorded for distribution by NPR Music later this Fall. See our upcoming Broadcast Schedule to see what will be hitting airwaves near you soon.