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1:05 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Ginger Power: Redheads on Mountain Stage

Brett Dennen on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Between Brett Dennen, Joy Kills Sorrow singer Emma Beaton, and retro-inspired diva Dominique Pruitt, it's safe to say that redheads run this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage. With that in mind, we thought this was a great excuse to take a look back at powerful performances by redheads on Mountain Stage. First though, two from this week's broadcast.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
10:52 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Hear Brett Dennen Play "Don't Mess With Karma," Live from Mountain Stage

Brett Dennen on Mountain Stage
Credit Josh Saul

Singer-songwriter Brett Dennen was so beloved by the audience in Charleston that he was asked to perform an encore at the end of his set - a Mountain Stage rarity. Here he is performing "Don't Mess With Karma," from this week's special encore broadcast.

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Recipes
9:09 am
Fri August 8, 2014

America's Test Kitchen Recipes

This FreeForm Summer Fruit Tart is just one of the recipes you can download and create yourself. Listen to America's Test Kitchen Sundays at 3 pm on West Virginia Public Radio
Credit America's Test Kitchen

The folks at America’s Test Kitchen have kindly shared a few of their favorite recipes with us. We thought they looked so good that we asked & obtained permission to post them for you. You’ll learn more valuable cooking secrets when you tune in for America’s Test Kitchen, Sundays at 3 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio. 

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
3:45 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Listen to Jesse Winchester Play "Never Forget to Boogie," Live on Mountain Stage

Jesse Winchester - live on Mountain Stage, 2013
Credit Josh Saul

Jesse Winchester - who passed away this April - visited Mountain Stage 8 times during his career; always captivating the audience with his nimble lyrics and trademark low-key delivery. A songwriter's songwriter in the truest sense, he had come to count Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffet and Neko Case among his most vocal fans. Winchester continued to create amazing new music until the end of his life, including the instant Mountain Stage staff favorite "Never Forget to Boogie," which was recorded during his final appearance on the show in October of 2014.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
3:14 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Hear Jesse Winchester play "That's What Makes You Strong," Live from Mountain Stage

Jesse Winchester, Live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Many have tried - but the late Jesse Winchester was among the elite group of songwriters who could truly captivate an audience with just his words, his voice, and an acoustic guitar. Here he preforms one of his most beloved tunes, "That's What Makes You Strong," in front of an entranced Morgantown audience during his final Mountain Stage appearance, recorded in October of last year.

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Recommended If You Like: Beach House
6:16 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

"A Change of Tune" Interviews Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

Each week, “A Change of Tune” host Joni Deutsch chats with up-and-coming artists and gives Spotify-like music recommendations in a feature called “Recommended If You Like.” This week, Joni interviews London-based ethereal pop group Woman's Hour's Fiona Jane Burgess (vocals) about the songwriting process, 90's musicians, and the band’s new record, Conversations. If you like the swoon-worthy melodies of Beach House, this band and interview are recommended for you.

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4:12 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

In Concert with the WVU Wind Symphony

John Hendricks conducting the WVU Wind Symphony in concert.

Classical Host, Matt Jackfert, interviews conductor, John Hendricks, of the WVU Wind Symphony about their upcoming season and plays recordings from past concerts.

Playlist:                                                                                                                                                                                                  John Mackey -- The Frozen Cathedral

John Phillip Sousa -- Easter Monday on the White House Lawn

Paul Hindemith -- March from Symphonic Metamorphosis

Percy Grainger -- Gum-Suckers March

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
12:38 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- August 2 & 3

This was Amanda Shires' first appearance on Mountain Stage. Shires returned in 2013 to play alongside her new husband, Jason Isbell. Together, they are "the new First Couple of Americana."
Credit Brian Blauser

Celebrate the weekend with a pair of performances that share a common Drive-By Truckers thread, courtesy of “Mountain Stage After Midnight." Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Radio, "Mountain Stage After Midnight" takes the best episodes from the show's 31 year history and shares their memories and songs with our late-night listeners. Each week we'll hand-pick two of our favorite episodes and they'll alternate order each night.

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10:43 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Hear Dave Mason Perform "We Just Disagree" Live from Mountain Stage

Dave Mason, live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

English singer-songwriter and musician Dave Mason has had his hand in countless classic rock staples, including his chart-topping single "We Just Disagree." He performs it here, on the special 800th episode of Mountain Stage.

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9:00 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Teacher, Teach Thyself?

My trusty, rustic Takemine classical, purchased in 1987, has been my faithful companion through many a circumstance and bad student. (Metronome and pick not included.)
Credit Jim Lange

We are binge watching In Treatment, starring the marvelous Gabriel Byrne, and there is a relationship, in the most respectful terms, between certain elements of private counseling sessions and private music lessons.

Byrne's character, Dr. Paul Weston, is having all sorts of fits with his patients, his private life is fractured, and his detached therapeutic persona is shattered by the revelations of his own therapist, the bright and insightful Gina.

My life is nowhere near that level of upheaval, but there's no doubt I've had some strange encounters with students.

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Mountain Stage Radio Preview
4:35 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Hear Dawes Play "Most People" Live from Mountain Stage

Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes on Mountain Stage
Credit Josh Saul

For this week's rebroadcast of the 800th episode of Mountain Stage, we have a special bonus Song of the Week: "Most People" by California rock band Dawes. It's been a staff favorite since it was first released last year, and the Mountain Stage performance of the song features extended guitar work by frontman Taylor Goldsmith that isn't usually heard in other broadcasts.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
12:00 am
Sat July 26, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- July 26 & 27

Patty Loveless has performed on the show five times since her 2001 Mountain Stage debut.
Credit Brian Blauser

Want to celebrate musicians' birthdays late at night from the comfort of your home but don't know how? This weekend's "Mountain Stage After Midnight" performances have got you covered. Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Radio, "Mountain Stage After Midnight" takes the best performances from Mountain Stage's 31 year history and shares them with our late night listeners.

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Recommended If You Like: Two Door Cinema Club
3:26 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

"A Change of Tune" Interviews Young Liars

Young Liars
Credit Christoph Prevost

Each week, “A Change of Tune” host Joni Deutsch will chat with up-and-coming artists and give Spotify-like music recommendations in a feature called “Recommended If You Like.” This week, Joni interviews Vancouver-based indie pop band Young Liars’ Jordan Raine (vocals, guitar) and Ty Badali (drums, percussion) about comic books, Madonna covers, and the band’s new record, Tidal Wave. If you’re a fan of Two Door Cinema Club, this band and interview are recommended for you.

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10:57 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Hear Lori McKenna Perform "If I Could Buy This Town" Live on Mountain Stage

Lori McKenna live on Mountain Stage
Credit Josh Saul

Based out of her hometown of Stoughton, Massachusetts, Lori McKenna has become one of Nashville's most in-demand singer-songwriters. Here she performs "If I Could By This Town," on an episode of Mountain Stage recorded on the north shore of Lake Superior in Grand Marais, Minnesota.

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Mountain Stage live show news
1:01 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Mountain Stage Travels in August

Martina McBride returns to Mountain Stage 8/3 in Bristol, TN/VA.
Courtesy of the artist

After this Sunday's SOLD OUT show with Umphrey's McGee (Part of the Charlie West Summer Jam Weekend)  Mountain Stage is hitting the road for two shows in seven days! More details are available at our Live Show Schedule, and we hope you'll sign up for our e-mail newsletter for updates on upcoming live show announcements.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
9:46 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- July 19 & 20

The Infamous Stringdusters made their Mountain Stage debut during this November 2010 show.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

Need the perfect soundtrack for your late nites/early mornings? Why not tune your radio dials to "Mountain Stage After Midnight," broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Radio.

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Recommended If You Like: Mumford & Sons
8:19 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

"A Change of Tune" Interviews Boy & Bear

Boy & Bear
Credit Headjam

Each week, “A Change of Tune” host Joni Deutsch will have one-on-one conversations with emerging talents and give Spotify-like music recommendations in a feature called “Recommended If You Like.” This week, Joni interviews Australia indie folk band Boy & Bear’s Jon Hart (vocals, mandolin, keyboard) about Americana music, the official “Twilight” movie soundtrack, and the band’s new record, “Harlequin Dream.” If you like Mumford & Sons, this band and interview are recommended for you.

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Mountain Stage Radio Preview
3:50 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Hear Mountain Stage with The BoDeans, Jill Sobule, Julia Sweeney & More This Saturday

Dead Man Winter
Josh Saul

This week's broadcast of Mountain Stage is the first of two episodes recorded on the road in Grand Marais, Minnesota. You'll hear sets from roots rock vets The BoDeans, featuring legendary rock drummer Kenny Aronoff. Jill Sobule and SNL alum Julia Sweeney give you a taste of The Jill & Julia Show, and you'll also hear Trampled By Turtles electric cousin Dead Man Winter, along with The Pines, and Jonathan Rundman.

Listen this Saturday night at 8pm on West Virginia Public Radio, or on one of more than 130 stations across America.

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9:00 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Dowland or O'Dolan?

John Dowland - international man of mystery.
Credit WikiCommons

The man of mystery, the enigmatic composer and lutenist, John Dowland (1563 –  1626) has been on my mind lately.

Periodically, I go through these heavy Dowlandesque periods where I immerse myself in his profound songs, finger-tangling lute music or his soft and sorrowful music for viols.

You see, there are more than a few of us who believe that Dowland, among a myriad of other Renaissance composers, never get a fair shake in the world of classical music. They are largely ignored and it is duly noted.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
11:55 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Hear The Pines Play "Rise Up and Be Lonely" Live on Mountain Stage

The Pines, Live on Mountain Stage
Credit Josh Saul

The lush, dark, and atmospheric sounds Twin Cities band The Pines evoke the steely autumn breeze coming off the shore of Lake Superior, where this week's episode of Mountain Stage was recorded. Here they play the song "Rise Up and Be Lonely" from their 2012 release "Dark So Gold."

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