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
7:44 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Mountain Stage After Midnight- February 28 & 29

Buckwheat Zydeco on Mountain Stage in 2006.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

After last week's crazy winter blast, we need something to warm our spirits (and fingers... and feet... and snow-covered cars). Let Buckwheat Zydeco, JD McPherson and Pokey LaFarge bring a little glow to your radio on this week's "Mountain Stage After Midnight." Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Broadcasting, "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. 

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
2:20 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Mountain Stage After Midnight- February 21 & 22

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit made their second appearance on Mountain Stage back in 2011.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage is all you need when it comes to music discovery.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
3:14 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Mountain Stage After Midnight- February 14 & 15

The "First Family of the Banjo," Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn are pictured here on Mountain Stage in 2013.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

This Valentine's Day weekend, let Mountain Stage be the Abigail Washburn to your Bela Fleck and the Julie Miller to your Buddy Miller. Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Broadcasting, "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. 

Hear some musically-minded couples this Saturday February 14 and Sunday February 15 on "Mountain Stage After Midnight."

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Recommended If You Like: Souful Folk
10:20 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

'A Change of Tune' Interviews Carolina Chocolate Drops' Rhiannon Giddens

Singer, songwriter and Carolina Chocolate Drops frontwoman Rhiannon Giddens.
Credit Rhiannon Giddens

This past winter has been a hectic one for Carolina Chocolate Drops frontwoman Rhiannon Giddens. Between recording Dylan covers with Marcus Mumford and Elvis Costello under the moniker The New Basement Tapes and dueting with Iron & Wine's Sam Beam on NBC's Parenthood series finale, she's somehow found time to release her solo recording debut, Tomorrow is My Turn. If you're a fan of spellbinding interpretations of Americana classics, this interview and music are recommended for you.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
3:37 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Mountain Stage After Midnight- February 7 & 8

Punch Brothers on Mountain Stage in 2012.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

Punxsutawney Phil might have put a damper on your mood (seriously, more winter?), but this weekend's "Mountain Stage After Midnight" is sure to make your weekend feel better, brighter and at least 20 degrees warmer.  Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Broadcasting, "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. 

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Recommended If You Like: Soft-Spoken Canadian Folk
4:41 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

'A Change of Tune' Interviews Andy Shauf

Canadian singer-songwriter Andy Shauf.
Credit Chris Graham

It's taken two years for Canadian singer-songwriter Andy Shauf's The Bearer of Bad News to reach the States, but now we can finally hear why this Saskatchewan crooner is being hailed as "the next Nick Drake." Without a doubt, Shauf's folk is the kind of folk that makes you pause. If you're a fan of lush, contemplative songwriting, this interview and music are recommended for you.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
8:20 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Mountain Stage After Midnight- Listener's Choice!

Did your favorite Mountain Stage performances win? Let's find out...
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

Four Mountain Stage performances enter, two Mountain Stage performances leave. So who was it going to be: legendary country music offspring Rosanne Cash, legendary singer-songwriter Randy Newman, bluegrass maestro Del McCoury or folk-rock duo The Civil Wars?

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Recommended If You Like: Lorde-esque Alt-Pop
9:39 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

'A Change of Tune' Interviews Brooke Fraser

New Zealand folk-pop singer Brooke Fraser.
Credit Brooke Fraser

It's hard to believe that it's been four years since Brooke Fraser released infectious folk pop songs like "Something in the Water." What's even crazier is the New Zealand singer-songwriter's brand new record, which effectively transforms that lighthearted acoustic pop princess into an electrifying alternative pop queen. If you're a fan of Lorde-esque soundscapes that are filled with depth, darkness and beauty, this interview and music are recommended for you.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
1:37 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Mountain Stage After Midnight- January 24 & 25

Rhonda Vincent on Mountain Stage in 2006.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

A pinch of folk, a dash of soul and a good dollop of bluegrass. Mix it all together and what do you get? This week's "Mountain Stage After Midnight!" Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Broadcasting, "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 that'll alternate order each night. 

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
2:13 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Mountain Stage After Midnight- Listener's Choice!

Pick two of these great Mountain Stage performances to air next week: 1. Rosanne Cash, 2. Randy Newman, 3. The Del McCoury Band, 4. The Civil Wars
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

Last year, "Mountain Stage After Midnight" posed a question to its music-loving fans: Who do you want to listen to overnight weekends? You voted on our Facebook, we tallied'em up and Bela Fleck and Robert Cray were crowned the victors.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
2:40 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Mountain Stage After Midnight- January 17 & 18

Joe Pug on Mountain Stage in 2008.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

You know that ol' Wendy's slogan, "Eat Great, Even Late?" Well the same holds true for "Mountain Stage After Midnight," a delicious public radio program that feeds music lovers into the wee hours of morning. 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.

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Recommended If You Like: WV Alt-Folk Rock
8:45 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

'A Change of Tune' Interviews Ona

Cover art for Ona's new EP, "The Other Side of June."
Credit Ona

They’re earnest, they’re indie, they’re Ona, the five-piece rock outfit that found its start in a sliver of unincorporated Appalachia called Ona, West Virginia. If you're a fan of deliciously mellow alt-rock bands that live by the motto "WWNYD" (that's "What Would Neil Young Do"), this interview and music are recommended for you.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
8:18 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Mountain Stage After Midnight- January 10 & 11

Punch Brothers on Mountain Stage in 2008.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

National Bubble Bath Day was this past week (yes, that's a thing), but why not keep the relaxation celebration alive this weekend by unwinding, lighting some candles and listening to some smooth music provided by "Mountain Stage After Midnight?" Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Radio, "Mountain Stage After Midni

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A Change of Tune Holiday
4:18 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

'Tis the Season for Holiday Music

West Virginia Public Radio's unofficial mascot, Uri the Sheepdog, dressed for the holidays.
Credit Joni Deutsch

December's finally here, a season full of yule log background savers and ugly-yet-still-popular-at-Urban Outfitters holiday sweaters. To me, the best part of the holiday season comes from rock'n around the Christmas tree/menorah and giving special gifts to my family and friends. And yes, dear reader, A Change of Tune, West Virginia Public Radio's brand new indie/alternative music program, is sending some holiday musical cheer your way.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
7:48 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- January 3 & 4

Duncan Sheik and his band.
Credit Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Rather than keeping to the ol' "Eat Better, Work Out More, Read More" New Year's mantra, why not spice up your resolution routine with "Hear More Rock'n Music?" We here at "Mountain Stage After Midnight" are more than happy to supply such music. 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.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
5:18 pm
Fri December 26, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- December 27 & 28

Alejandro Escovedo on Mountain Stage in 2012.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

As the stockings come down and the New Year's champagne is brought out, take a breather and relax with some great live performance radio. 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 that'll alternate order each night.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
4:56 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- Holiday Special!

Hear some holly jolly archived performances this weekend on Mountain Stage After Midnight.
Credit Sandra Groce

Chestnuts are roasting, Jack Frost is nipping and Mountain Stage is jingling with a holly jolly holiday special! Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Radio, "Mountain Stage After Midnight" takes the best performances 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 that'll alternate order each night.

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Chanukah in West Virginia
11:26 am
Thu December 11, 2014

'A Change of Tune' Interviews Scott Simons

"Chanukah in West Virginia" cover art.
Credit Scott Simons

Indie/alternative sleigh bells ring; are you listening? To celebrate this winter wonderland of a season, "A Change of Tune" host Joni Deutsch chatted with some holiday music hitmakers. Since Chanukah is just around the corner (December 16, to be exact), it only made sense to go to TeamMate frontman Scott Simons, the Bridgeport, West Virginia-native behind such poppy holiday classics as “Chanukah in West Virginia” and “I Won’t be Home for Chanukah.” Needless to say, Simons’ tunes are a breath of fresh air compared to Adam Sandler’s typical Chanukah fare.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
5:05 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- December 13 & 14

Hot Club of Cowtown will make their sixth appearance on Mountain Stage this coming January.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

Move over, Santa! Greensky Bluegrass and Hot Club of Cowtown are com'n to town this winter. Since Mountain Stage just announced that it's bringing the pair to Charleston in January, this weekend's "Mountain Stage After Midnight" will get you bounce'n in your bobsleds before the bands hit the stage.

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Recommended If You Like: Indie Pop Christmas
12:05 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

'A Change of Tune' Interviews Los Campesinos!

Promo image for "A Los Campesinos! Christmas."
Credit Rob Campesinos / Los Campesinos

Indie/alternative sleigh bells ring; are you listening? To celebrate this winter wonderland of a season, "A Change of Tune" host Joni Deutsch chatted with holiday music hitmakers. First up: Gareth David, otherwise known as the frontman and glockenspiel player for seminal British indie rock band Los Campesinos! The band just released A Los Campesinos!

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