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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.

LISTEN: Shemekia Copeland Has Our Mountain Stage Song Of the Week

Shemekia Copeland - Mountain Stage, 2021
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Shemekia Copeland performing on Mountain Stage in Huntington, W.Va. in April 2021.

This week's encore broadcast goes back to April 2021 for a special celebration of Huntington, West Virginia's 150th anniversary.

Mountain Stage was presented by The Marshall Artist Series & the Huntington 150 Committee, and our guest artists included St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Shemekia Copeland, AJ Croce, Ona, and a special appearance by WV Poet Laureate Marc Harshman.

Our Song of the Week is by award winning blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland, who performed “Walk Until I Ride” from her recent release, Uncivil War.

Walk Until I Ride - Shemekia Copeland
Recorded in Huntington, WV April 2021 as part of the Huntington 150 Celebration
Shemekia Copeland and Band

Hear the entire set from Copeland, plus exciting performances by southern soul troupe St. Paul & the Broken Bones, songwriter, pianist and guitarist AJ Croce, Huntington’s own indie-rockers Ona, and a moving reading by poet Marc Harshman.

Check out the playlist here and listen on one of these public radio stations starting this Friday, June 3.

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