Mountain Stage After Midnight- September 6 & 7
Longstanding Mountain Stage alums Justin Townes Earle and Loudon Wainwright III are releasing new records this week, so it only seems right to open up the Mountain Stage archives to reminisce over their past performances with the help of “Mountain Stage After Midnight." Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Radio, "Mountain Stage After Midnight" takes the best episodes from the show's 31 year history and shares their memories and songs with our late-night listeners. Each week we'll hand-pick two of our favorite episodes and they'll alternate order each night.
We've got some great performances from 2010 and 2013, so stop on by West Virginia Public Radio this Saturday September 6 and Sunday September 7 on “Mountain Stage After Midnight.”
First you’ll hear an August 2010 performance from the birthplace of country music (aka Bristol, Tennessee). At the show was singer-songerwriter Bob Livingston, acclaimed string-performers Laura Boosinger & Josh Goforth, traditional Irish musician John Doyle, hard rock'n singer Justin Townes Earle (who's releasing "Single Mothers" this week), musical storyteller David Holt, and legendary Appalachian artist Doc Watson. See the playlist.
Next a March 2013 performance from good ol' #CWV featuring harmony-driven band The Sea The Sea (featuring the daughter of Mountain Stage house band leader Ron Sowell), Americana group The Overmountain Men, folk anarchist Paleface, Grammy-winning pop singer (and "Dawson's Creek" theme crooner) Paula Cole, and the ever-fascinating Loudon Wainwright III (who's new record, "Haven't Got the Blues (Yet)," is coming out this week). See the playlist.
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