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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 on WVPB Radio.

Listen: Patti Smith Has Our Song Of The Week From 2018

Patti Smith on Mountain Stage
Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Patti Smith appears on this week's encore broadcast of Mountain Stage.

Poet, performer, visual artist and rock-and-roll icon Patti Smith joins us on this week's encore broadcast of Mountain Stage.

Here she performs "People Have The Power," the driving anthem co-written with her husband Fred "Sonic" Smith, a native of Lincoln County, W.Va. who was posthumously inducted into the WV Music Hall of Fame the evening prior to this performance in 2018.

Patti Smith & Family- "People Have The Power" Live On Mountain Stage
Recorded in 2018
Patti Smith

Smith performs the song with a band that includes her longtime collaborator and guitarist Lenny Kaye, her son Jackson Smith on guitar, daughter Jesse Paris-Smith on piano, along with Mountain Stage Band members Ammed Solomon on drums and Steve Hill on bass.

You can hear Patti Smith & Family's entire performance, plus sets from Van William, Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore feat. Lucy & Brigid Moore, Robbie Fulks, and a special Tribute to Little Jimmy Dickens featuring Tim O'Brien, Charlie McCoy, and more, on this week's encore episode of Mountain Stage.

Finale Song Performers
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage
From Left to Right: Tim O'Brien, Jupie Little (of The Carpenter Ants), Robbie Fulks, Mollie O'Brien, Brigid and Lucy Moore, Lenny Kaye and Jesse Paris-Smith.

Check out the playlist and find out where you can listen to this week’s special encore episode of Mountain Stage.

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Updated: July 1, 2021 at 10:05 AM EDT
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Updated: July 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM EDT

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