Joni Deutsch

Host - A Change of Tune, Announcer

At 22 years of age, Joni Deutsch is the youngest addition to the West Virginia Public Radio family as the host of “A Change of Tune,” a new music program that is being touted as “Pandora with personality, Spotify with soul, and Phil Collins with The Black Keys.” Joni was born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia, and graduated from George Washington High School in 2010.

Her radio career began as a student DJ (and subsequent assistant general manager) for WLUR 91.5 FM and transformed into an internship with Mountain Stage and an on-air broadcasting position with West Virginia Public Radio.

When she’s not on the air or working on “A Change of Tune,” Joni balances a slew of activities, including campaigning for her 3-year-old Polish lowland sheepdog to become the next Wishbone, making personalized mixtapes for out-of-state friends, helping her parents with their local counseling practice, and beating her boyfriend at video games (although her boyfriend begs to differ).

Mountain Stage After Midnight
10:40 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- September 13 & 14

The late, great Magic Slim first appeared on Mountain Stage in 2012. His music remains "a national treasure" in the blues world.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

As the old saying goes, "Everybody's working for the weekend," and it's no wonder considering the Mountain Stage archived performances we've picked out for this weekend's "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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Recommended If You Like: Easy, Breezy Folk
7:05 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

'A Change of Tune' Interviews Bahamas

Afie Jurvanen (aka Bahamas).

This week, "A Change of Tune" host Joni Deutsch interviews Bahamas, the pseudonym for singer-songwriter Afie Jurvanen. Although Bahamas is far from being Bahamian (hint: Jurvanen hails from the non-Caribbean lands of Canada), his effortlessly beautiful folk will make you believe you're surrounded by sun and sand.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
1:17 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- September 6 & 7

Loudon Wainwright III has played on the show fourteen times since his Mountain Stage debut in 1988.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

 

Longstanding Mountain Stage alums Justin Townes Earle and Loudon Wainwright III are releasing new records this week, so it only seems right to open up the Mountain Stage archives to reminisce over their past performances with the help 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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Recommended If You Like: Art Pop from Appalachia
6:07 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

'A Change of Tune' Interviews New God

New God, led by West Virginia natives Curt and Kenny Tompkins
Credit Hillary Wilson

This week, "A Change of Tune" host Joni Deutsch interviews Petersburg-native Kenny Tompkins about New God, Tompkins' Baltimore-based art pop band that includes his very own brother, Curt Tompkins. The interview veers into topics as diverse as New God's music, the future of youth in West Virginia, and the confusion over the band's name and a popular Kanye West song. If you're a fan of music that invokes the breezy, lo-fi catchiness of The Beach Boys, this interview and band are recommended for you.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
7:10 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- August 30 & 31

Jakob Dylan, Neko Case, and Kelly Hogan performed together as the super-group Jakob Dylan & Three Legs on Mountain Stage in 2010.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

Want to hang out with some great live performance radio this Labor Day weekend? Of course you do! To celebrate the end of summer, "Mountain Stage After Midnight" is serving up some delicious performances straight from the Mountain Stage archives. 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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Mountain Stage After Midnight
7:32 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- August 23 & 24

Bahamas, the tropical pseudonym for Afie Jurvanen, appeared on Mountain Stage for the first time during this 2013 show.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

What goes best with Doctor Who's Season 8 premiere this weekend? A big ball of wibbly wobbly, timey wimey live performance radio!

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Recommended If You Like: Of Monsters and Men
4:26 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

"A Change of Tune" Interviews Run River North

Run River North

  This week, "A Change of Tune" host Joni Deutsch interviews Alex Hwang (vocals, acoustic guitar) of indie folk group Run River North about the band's self-titled debut. The discussion also veers into the Korean-American band's connections to Honda, their definition of folk music, and how the group was influenced by, of all things, rap and hip-hop music. If you’re a fan of indie folk music with a twist, this interview is recommended for you.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
9:11 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- August 16 & 17

Fitz and the Tantrums performed for the first time on Mountain Stage in 2011.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

Put down the mixtapes and turn on West Virginia Public Radio this weekend to hear the best live performance radio, 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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Recommended If You Like: Indie Appalachian Musical
8:19 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

"A Change of Tune" Interviews Yeasayer's Anand Wilder

Anand Wilder and Maxwell Kardon
Credit Shawn Brackbill

This week, "A Change of Tune" host Joni Deutsch interviews Yeasayer co-founder Anand Wilder about his indie Appalachian musical “Break Line." The record features musicians from major indie/alt bands like Chairlift, MGMT, and Vampire Weekend, and the musical itself is inspired by West Virginia’s coal mining past. If you’re a fan of indie rock collaborations and classic rock operas, this interview is recommended for you.

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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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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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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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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 After Midnight
10:57 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- July 12 & 13

Ryan Adams takes the Mountain Stage.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

In the mood for some great late night jams? Look no further than this weekend's pair of "Mountain Stage After Midnight" performances, broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Radio.

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Recommended If You Like: The Black Keys
3:07 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

"A Change of Tune" Interviews The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer

The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer
Credit Leigh Righton

Every 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 new feature called “Recommended If You Like.” This week we'll hear from Vancouver-based band The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer’s Shawn Hull (aka “The Harpoonist) about the state of the music industry, fan experiences, and the band’s new record, “A Real Fine Mess.” If you like The Black Keys, this band and interview are recommended for you.

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New Music Show
1:06 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

What is 'A Change of Tune'?

Host Joni Deutsch
Credit David Freeman

Hello! My name is Joni Deutsch, and you may have heard my voice on West Virginia Public Radio or seen my curly-haired self at the merchandise table at Mountain Stage shows. I’m absolutely excited to announce that my new music program, “A Change of Tune,” is debuting on West Virginia Public Radio this Saturday night from 10-11 PM. I know there’s been a lot of talk recently about schedule changes and questions about “that Deutsch girl,” so I thought I’d take a moment to tell you a little more about myself and why my show is an entirely different radio experience.

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A Change of Tune

Each week, host Joni Deutsch links the past to the present with the best music ranging from up-and-coming artists to classic hits, indie pop to blues rock, The Black Keys to Phil Collins, and everything in-between for your listening pleasure. She’ll give you enough music headlines, backstories, and connections to get you through your weekend. It’s time for A Change of Tune.