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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: Joe Pug Has The Mountain Stage Song Of The Week

Joe Pug
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Joe Pug on Mountain Stage, taped February 23, 2020.

Songwriter Joe Pug has made six appearances on Mountain Stage since 2008. His ability to paint a scene is among his greatest gifts, as you can hear in our song of the week, "After Curfew.”

The song appears on Pug's 2019 release, The Flood In Color. Like many artists, Pug quickly adapted to the pandemic by getting creative early on sharing his talents online with personal concerts and the series Sunday Songs, a weekly live stream. His latest record, The Diving Sun will be released in March. You can hear the entire set from Pug, plus exciting performances recorded last February by Railroad Earth, ukulele phenom Jake Shimabukuro, songwriting duo The Mastersons, and Emily Scott Robinson, on this week's encore broadcast.

Find the playlist here and tune in via one of these NPR Music stations. This week's show is the last episode recorded with a live audience before the pandemic took shape.

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