Original Post: Since we’ve been unable to record fresh episodes recently, we reached out to the guests we’ve had to postpone appearances by and asked for performance video submissions. The results will premiere this Sunday June 28 at 7p.m. EST as we present “There’s a Stream,” a collection of virtual performances curated by Mountain Stage.
Join host Larry Groce at MountainStage.org or LiveSessions.NPR.org to watch along as we enjoy remote performances from Steve Earle, Darrell Scott, Amy Speace, Karan Casey, Lilly Hiatt, Nobody’s Girl, Malcolm Holcombe, The Haden Triplets and Frances Luke Accord.
We’ll have a featured set from Earle, whose latest album, released on New West Records, is called The Ghosts of West Virginia. It features songs he wrote for the play “Coal Country,” which premiered in New York City in February but was shuddered shortly after due to the pandemic. The songs are built around the tragic explosion of the Upper Big Branch Mine that killed twenty-nine coal miners in 2010.
This and many more intimate performances await you this Sunday.
If you’re able, we hope you’ll help support these independent artists, and any artist whose work you appreciate, by purchasing music, making direct contributions, or streaming their work online. We’ll have helpful links to all the guests below, and in the video descriptions on Sunday. Be sure to RSVP on Facebook and share the event so others can enjoy.
“There’s a Stream” is presented as part of FestivALL Charleston’s VirtuALL schedule of events.
Support the Artists:
Steve Earle- The Ghosts of West Virginia
Lilly Hiatt- Walking Proof
Nobody’s Girl – Nobody's Girl (Due Feb. 2021)
Haden Triplets – The Family Songbook
Frances Luke Accord - Silver & Gold
Amy Speace- Me And The Ghost Of Charlemagne
Darrell Scott -Darrell Scott Sings the Blues of Hank Williams
Karan Casey - Hieroglyphs That Tell The Tale
Malcolm Holcombe - Come Hell or High Water