Mountain Stage Song of the Week

Every Thursday

For over 35 years, Mountain Stage has been the home of live music on public radio.  Each week, host Larry Groce hand picks his Song of The Week from the two hour broadcast and an excerpt is heard every Friday morning during West Virginia Morning.

Produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting and distributed by NPR Music, Mountain Stage can be heard every week on 240 stations across America and around the world via NPR Music and mountainstage.org.

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Ohio based duo Cave Twins, featuring David Mayfield on mandolin and Abby Rose on guitar, sing beautiful harmony on a heart felt dose of encouragment for our Song of the Week, "Keep on Singing."

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Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter Larry Campbell and singer-guitarist Teresa Williams are making their own music, together, after being a part of the band for Levon Helm- and frequently guesting with heavyweights like Phil Lesh, Little Feat, and Hot Tuna's Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady.

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Our Song of the Week comes to us from two flat-picking champions, Tyler Grant and Robin Kessinger.

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The Virginia-based roots group The Steel Wheels have expanded their sound with additional percussion for their new album Over the Trees. Hear their performance of "Keep On" as our Song of the Week.

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Iconic musician, songwriter and producer Nick Lowe returned to Mountain Stage flanked by surf-rock legends Los Straitjackets to perform a set of songs from their latest EP “Love Starvation/Trombone.”

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This week's episode is a special called "The Class of '89," featuring notable performances from that landmark year in Mountain Stage's history.

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Renowned singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin is marking the 30th anniversary of her landmark album "Steady On" with acoustic treatments of the songs.

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Songwriter's Hall of Fame member and twice-grammy nominated artist Beth Nielsen Chapman performs on this week's episode of Mountain Stage with guest-host Kathy Mattea.

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With unmatched musicianship and a good dose of humor, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn are featured on this week's episode of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce.
 

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Percussive dance blends with old-time instruments for a fresh take on traditional music by the trio called T-Mart Rounders, who have our Song of the Week.

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Travel complications led to a last minute collaboration between guitarist Charlie Hunter and vocalist Lucy Woodward.

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Renowned singer and guitarist John Pizzarelli brings his trio to Mountain Stage this week.

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Our Song of the Week comes from the Hardcore Troubadour himself, Steve Earle.

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Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale are the singers, songwriters and guitarists that comprise the modern folk duo The Milk Carton Kids.

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Bit Logic is the latest album from road-tested, blue-collar rockers Bottle Rockets, who have been visiting Mountain Stage since 1995.

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This week's Song of the Week is by revered Nashville-based songwriter Gretchen Peters.

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Michael and Tanya Trotter are the driving voices behind The War And Treaty. With an energetic sound that blends classic roots, gospel and R&B with country and soul, The War And Treaty are a treat to experience live.

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Renowned acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke has a career that spans five decades, dating back to his 1969 debut album 6 & 12 String Guitar. This week we're revisiting his 10th appearance on Mountain Stage since 1990, including our pick for Song of the Week.

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Recorded at the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta, OH,  in 2018, this week's episode of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce features a broad array of musical styles, drawing from pop, rock, soul and folk.

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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.

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Emmy-winning actor Jeff Daniels is also an accomplished singer, songwriter and guitarist, who recently appeared on Mountain Stage along with the Ben Daniels Band, led by his son Ben, which also includes Jeff's  daughter Amanda.

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Hiss Golden Messenger appears on this week's encore episode of Mountain Stage, with songs from their album "Hallelujah Anyhow," as well as this tune from their 2013 release "Haw."

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We revisit The Wood Brothers' third appearance on Mountain Stage as part of this week's encore episode.

Country music star Lee Ann Womack released her album "The Lonely, The Lonesome, & The Gone"  last year to critical acclaim. Our Song of the Week is her performance of "All The Trouble,"

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Our Mountain Stage Song of the Week comes from enchanting jazz and pop vocalist Kat Edmonson, who makes her third appearance on the show with songs from her album called "Old Fashioned Gal."

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Our Song of the Week comes from acclaimed Nashville singer and songwriter Kim Richey, along with her band and San Francisco's Chuck Prophet, who was a guest on this episode and also appears on Richey's new album "Edgeland."

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The seeds of our Song of the Week were sown from a tune that Los Angeles area musician Joachim Cooder would sing to his houseplant, called a Fuchsia Machu Picchu.

Our Song of the Week is a modern-day blues original by the incomparable Adia Victoria.

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Our Song of the Week is a fan-favorite from Colorado's The Devil Makes Three.

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This week's broadcast of "Mountain Stage" once again welcomes special guest-host Kathy Mattea, and includes an awe-inspiring set from New England quartet Darlingside.

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