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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.

Wilco Covers Bowie For Our Song Of The Week: "Space Oddity"

Wilco on Mountain Stage, 2016
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Wilco, performing on Mountain Stage in 2016

Mountain Stage continues our look back at some of our favorite episodes with this landmark episode from 2016 featuring Wilco. Tune in this week on more than 270 NPR stations.

Wilco joined us in February of 2016, with material from 2015’s Star Wars, as well as some classics from throughout their prolific career. The acoustic set, which is how the band closed many of their shows during this time period, highlights some of their most loved songs, including “California Stars,” “Shot in the Arm,” and our Song of the Week, the band’s inspired take on David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.”

The band recently announced an extensive deluxe edition of their 1999 album Summerteeth, due November 6. Meanwhile front man Jeff Tweedy has a new solo album, Love Is the King, available on October 23, and he released his second book, How to Write One Song,” earlier this year.

Hear the entire set from Wilco on this week’s broadcast, plus sets from Shawn Mullins, Au Pair (the duo of Jayhawks singer/songwriter Gary Louris and The Old Ceremony’s Django Haskins), Joan Shelley, and Brooke Waggoner, on these NPR stations.

Be sure to follow along on Facebook and Instagram for more updates and some of our favorite live performances.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for our live show taping Sunday, November 1. We will record without an audience, but you can watch live via LiveSessions.NPR.org form wherever you are. Details are here, and you can purchase a “pay what you wish” ticket via Eventbrite.


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