On this week's episode of Mountain Stage, acclaimed singer Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops performs her haunting original song "At the Purchaser's Option," which was inspired by a 19th-century advertisement she found for a 22-year-old female slave whose baby was also available for sale.
The broadcast also features performances by Dori Freeman, Flatt Lonesome, Blue Highway, and the Davis & Elkins Appalachian Ensemble.
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