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).

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
7:13 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight: October 25 & 26

Wanda Jackson on Mountain Stage in 2011.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

Why not celebrate two legendary singers' birthdays with two great Mountain Stage performances? 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: Longform Folk-Pop
10:35 am
Fri October 17, 2014

'A Change of Tune' Interviews The Barr Brothers

The Barr Brothers
Credit John Londono

 

This week, "A Change of Tune" host Joni Deutsch interviews Andrew Barr of The Barr Brothers, an up-and-coming Canadian quartet with roots in American folk, African desert, Delta blues and classical string, to say the least. The band's newest record, Sleeping Operator, just goes to prove that The Barr Brothers are the Ra Ra Riot of transcendental folk. Check out the interview below to learn more about the band, their longform music style and their connections to alt music friends The War on Drugs and of Montreal. If you're a fan of sprawling soundscapes that are as much warm as they are catchy (see: Bahamas), this interview and music are recommended for you.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
10:12 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight: Listener's Choice!

You chose'em, so we're playing'em on "Mountain Stage After Midnight."
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

 

It was a Mountain Stage Radio Show match for the ages: Randy Newman vs. Robert Cray vs. Colin Hay vs. Bela Fleck & the Flecktones. Which performances would we choose for "Mountain Stage After Midnight?" Luckily, you made the tough call by voting for your favorite performances on Mountain Stage's Facebook, and now it's time to listen to the winners on this week'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: Soulful Electro-Pop
10:07 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

'A Change of Tune' Interviews Madi Diaz

Madi Diaz
Credit Neil Krug

This week, "A Change of Tune" host Joni Deutsch interviews Madi Diaz, an up-and-coming artist who creates upbeat electro-pop from some pretty heartbreaking experiences. Needles to say Madi's approach to pop on her latest record, Phantom, is nothing short of postmodern ear candy. Check out the interview below to learn more about Madi's new record and overall pop ambition. If you're a fan of post-breakup synth in the same vein as Charli XCX, this interview and music are recommended for you.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
4:46 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- October 11 & 12

The members of supergroup Red Horse (John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky, and Eliza Gilkyson) have appeared on Mountain Stage over 21 times, but never as a group until this 2011 performance.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

Need to countrify your weekend? Of course you do, and that's why "Mountain Stage After Midnight" is here to help with performances from some amazing alt-country, bluegrass, and folk artists. 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: Laid-Back Lucius
8:02 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

'A Change of Tune' Interviews The Ericksons

The Ericksons
Credit Sara Mourner

This week, "A Change of Tune" host Joni Deutsch interviews The Ericksons, a Minneapolis-based indie folk band comprised of sisters Jenny Kochsiek and Bethany Valentini. After a number of family losses, the two women finally came together to channel their love and grief into achingly beautiful folk music, as seen with the band's newest release Bring Me Home. Check out the interview below to find out more about The Ericksons' history, the band's connections to folk visionaries Justin Vernon and S.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
11:57 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- October 4 & 5

Ani DiFranco made her fourth appearance on Mountain Stage in 2008.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

What do you get when you mix two iconic singer-songwriters with a whole lot of good music? A little something called "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: Brutally Honest Rock
1:19 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

'A Change of Tune' Interviews Bishops

Bishops' new release, Silver Lining.
Credit Sage Perrott (haypeep.com)

This week, "A Change of Tune" host Joni Deutsch talks with Tucker Riggleman (vocals, guitar) from the Shepherdstown-based rock band Bishops. Since the dissolution of his other West Virginia alt-outfit, The Demon Beat, Riggleman has been focusing on creating gritty yet accessible rock melodies as the frontman for Bishops, as evidenced by the band’s newest release, Silver Lining. Check out the interview below to learn more about Bishops’ musical past, present, and future.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
6:02 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- September 27 & 28

Chuck Prophet performing on Mountain Stage in 2007.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

2007 was a great year: the final "Harry Potter" book was released, we were introduced to some plucky teenagers in "Juno," Steve Jobs made an announcement about something called an iPhone, and Mountain Stage Radio Show featured some top notch perfomers, as we'll hear on this week'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: Rhythm-based Rock
11:28 am
Fri September 19, 2014

'A Change of Tune' Interviews Coyotes in Boxes

Coyotes in Boxes.
Credit Porter McLeod

This week, "A Change of Tune" host Joni Deutsch interviews Kyle Baughman (drums, vocals) and Steve Holland (vocals, bass) from the indie rock band Coyotes in Boxes. The band is currently based in Nashville, but these Box-loving Coyotes still have a fond place in their heart for their alma mater (Marshall University), their hometown musical heroes (Sly Roosevelt, Tyler Childers, Qiet), and their home state (West Virginia).

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
5:27 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- September 20 & 21

Oddball rockers Dr. Dog performed songs from "Be the Void," the group's 2012 release.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

 

You know what's hard to believe? Fall is coming. You know what's easy to believe? Some of the best artists visit Mountain Stage right when the leaves start to change, as proven with this weekend's pair of November 2012 archived performances on "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
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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