Mountain Stage After Midnight
12:38 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- August 2 & 3

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.

Join us as we flashback to performances from the year 2012 for Saturday August 2 and Sunday August 3 on “Mountain Stage After Midnight.”

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

First you’ll hear a February 2012 performance from American power poppers Fountains of Wayne, “Bayou Soul Man” Marc Broussard (who just released A Life Worth Living this past week), Australian singer-songwriter Ben Lee, soulful vocalist Grace Weber, and Americana singer-violinist Amanda Shires. See the playlist.

Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood made his second appearance on Mountain Stage in 2012. What made this performance even more special? The surprise appearance of R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, who joined Hood on stage for the song "After It's Gone."
Credit Brian Blauser

Next, an episode recorded on the campus of University of Georgia in Athens featuring Drive-By Truckers c0-founder Patterson Hood, American composer Van Dyke Parks, Faroese musician Teitur, Southern multi-instrumentalist Randall Bramblett, and Atlanta guitarist Caroline Aiken.  See the playlist.

Have a Mountain Stage performance in mind that you'd love to hear overnight weekends? Send us your recommendations over at the show's Facebook and Twitter. While you're at it, make sure to check out The Mountain Stage Podcast to see why Mountain Stage remains the home of live music on public radio.