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Each week, Mountain Stage artistic director and co-founder Larry Groce handpicks the Song of The Week from the two-hour broadcast. An excerpt is heard every Friday morning during West Virginia Morning on WVPB Radio.

Clare & The Reasons Cover Genesis For Our Song Of The Week

Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage
Clare Manchon, and her husband Oliver, performed as the band Clare & The Reasons. They appeared on Mountain Stage in 2010

This week we continue our look back at some favorite episodes from the Mountain Stage archives. We’re going back to 2010 for a show recorded in Morgantown, W.Va. with Jakob Dylan & Three Legs, The Watson Twins, The Tallest Man on Earth, April Smith and the Great Picture Show and Clare & The Reasons.

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These days, Olivier and Clare Manchon primarily do their composing for films, advertising, television and movies. Their work has been heard across many avenues and on networks like PBS, HBO, FOX and NBC.

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Clare & The Reasons on Mountain Stage in Morgantown, WV

In a prior musical life, so to speak, they released three studio albums, two live albums and went on several world tours as Clare and the Reasons. When they appeared on Mountain Stage in April, 2010, Clare & The Reasons brought a full ensemble and songs from their collection Arrow. Our Song of the Week is the band’s inventive take on “That’s All,” originally recorded and popularized by Genesis.

You can hear the band’s entire set, plus classic performances by Jakob Dylan & Three Legs (featuring Neko Case and Kelly Hogan), The Watson Twins, The Tallest Man On Earth, and April Smith and The Great Picture Show, on this week’s episode of Mountain Stage. Tune in or stream through one of these stations starting Friday Sept. 4.

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