Listen: 34 Highlights from the 34th Season of Mountain Stage

Dec 18, 2017

Mountain Stage host Larry Groce got together with staff for the daunting task of choosing some of their favorite performances from the year 2017. We truly enjoy all our guests, and choosing favorites can seem subjective. So here are our 34 Highlights from the 34th Season of Mountain Stage. Curated by Larry  and our staff- Executive Producer Adam Harris, Associate Producers Jeff Shirley and Vasilia Scouras, and our Digital Engineer Patrick Stephens- the list is presented in alphabetical order, from Andrew Bird to Mokoomba to Tyler Childers.

From 26 shows, recorded in six different cities, including 10 road shows across three states,  you'll find two Andrews, two Pauls, and one Will & Grace star.

(Hint: click the Episode # for their Mountain Stage podcast episode on iTunes, or search for the artist on the Podcast section of MountainStage.org.)

Not seeing your favorite? Leave us a note in the comments, send us a Tweet (@MountainStage), or share your thoughts on Facebook.

Thanks to all the artists we worked with in 2017, to our colleagues at WVPB and NPR Music, and to each and every radio listener, ticket holder and public radio member out there. 

Thank you, and Happy New Year.

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Andrew Bird- Are You Serious (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV on January 27, 2017- Episode #888)

Andrew Bird, live on Mountain Stage.
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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Andrew Combs- Better Way (WVU Creative Arts Center in Morgantown, WV on September 10, 2017 – Episode #905)

Andrew Combs live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn- Divine Bell (The Clay Center in Charleston, WV on May 14, 2017- Episode #897)

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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Bill Kirchen- The Times They are A-Changin’(Harper-McNeely Center during the Augusta Heritage Festival on August 12, 2017 at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV- Episode #903)

Bill Kirchen on Mountain Stage.
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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Christian Lopez- Steel on the Water (WVU Creative Arts Center in Morgantown, WV on September 10, 2017 – Episode #905)

Christian Lopez on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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Dan Wilson- Closing Time (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV on Septmeber 24, 2017 – Episode #906)

Dan Wilson on Mountain Stage.
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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David Amram- What a Wonderful World (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV on July 23, 2017- Episode #901)

David Amram on Mountain Stage

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Frank Turner-Get Better (WVU Creative Arts Center in Morgantown, WV on January 15, 2017 Episode #886)

Frank Turner on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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Jonny Fritz- Stadium Inn (Little Theater – Charleston Civic Center on February 26, 2017- Episdoe #890)

Jonny Fritz on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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Judith Owen feat. Leland Sklar- We Give In (The Clay Center in Charleston, WV on March 5, 2017- Episode #891)

Judith Owen on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band- Diamonds And Gold (Memorial Auditorium Ohio University in Athens, OH on October 15, 2017 – Episode #908)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band on Mountain Stage.
Credit Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

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Kishi Bashi with strings- Can't Let Go, Juno (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV on June 25, 2017- Episode #899)

Kishi Bashi w/ Strings on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands- Millionaire (Harper-McNeely Center during the Augusta Heritage Festival on August 12, 2017 at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV- Episode #903)

Laurie Lewis and The Right Hands on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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Loudon Wainwright III- Be Careful There’s a Baby in the House (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV on May 7, 2017 – Episode #896)

Loudon Wainwright III on Mountain Stage.
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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Malcolm Holcombe- Crippled Point of View (The Clay Center in Charleston, WV on May 14, 2017- Episode #897)

Malcolm Holcombe on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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Mandolin Orange- Take This Heart of Gold (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV on March 26, 2017 – Episode #892)

Mandolin Orange on Mountain Stage.

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Margo Price- Hurtin’ (on the Bottle) (Little Theater – Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, WV on February 26, 2017- Episode #890)

Margo Price on Mountain Stage.
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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Mokoomba- Kumukanda (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV on July 23, 2017- Episode #901)

Mokoomba on Mountain Stage.
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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Nancy And Beth- Waiting for My Child (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV on May 7, 2017 – Episode #896)

Nancy & Beth on Mountain Stage.
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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Otis Gibbs- Sputnik Monroe (ETSU in Johnson City, TN – April 2, 2017 – Episode #893)

Otis Gibbs on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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Paul Kelly – Rising Moon (Clay Center in Charleston, WV on October 8, 2017- Episode #907)

Paul Kelly on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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Paul Thorn’s Mission Temple Fireworks Revival – Mission Temple Fireworks Stand (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV November 5, 2017 – Episode #910)

Paul Thorn's Mission Temple Fireworks Revival on Mountain Stage.
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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Pere Ubu –Prison of the Senses (Culture Center Theater, Charleston, WV November 19, 2017- Episode #911)

Pere Ubu on Mountain Stage.
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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Peter Mulvey- Vlad the Astrophysicist (WVU Creative Arts Center Morgantown, WV September 16, 2017- Episode #905)

Peter Mulvey on Mountain Stage.
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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Pokey LaFarge Hard Times Come and Go (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV February 12, 2017- Episode #889)

Pokey LaFarge on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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Robert Cray Band- The Same Love That Made Me Laugh (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV August 20, 2017 – Episode #904)

Robert Cray on Mountain Stage.
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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Ruthie Foster- Phenomenal Woman (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV February 12, 2017 – Episode #889)

Ruthie Foster on Mountain Stage.

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Shemekia Copeland- The Battle is Over (But the War Goes On)”(People’s Bank Theatre Marietta, OH April 9, 2017- Episode #894)

Shemekia Copeland on Mountain Stage.
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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Sherman Holmes Project- Rock Of Ages (Culture Center Theater Charleston, WV July 16, 2017- Episode #900)

Sherman Holmes on Mountain Stage.
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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St. Paul & the Broken Bones- Flow with It (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV on July 30, 2017- Episode #902)

St. Paul & the Broken Bones, live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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Steelism- Eno Nothing (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV on July 16, 2017- Episode #900)

Steelism on Mountain Stage.

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Steve Earle & The Dukes- Copperhead Road (Culture Center Theater Charleston, WV July 16, 2017- Episode #900)

Steve Earle on Mountain Stage.
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

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Tim O’Brien- Where the River Meets the Road (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV on March 26, 2017 – Episode #892)

Tim O'Brien on Mountain Stage
Credit Josh Saul/ Mountain Stage

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Tyler Childers- Universal Sound (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV on June 29, 2017- Episode #899)

Tyler Childers on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

We kick off our 35th season of live shows starting January 14 in Morgantown, WV and we'll be back to fresh broadcasts and podcasts starting in March 2018. Subscribe below so you don't miss a note!

Thanks to everyone out there listening because without you there would be no Mountain Stage and we never forget that.