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.
Tune in this Saturday January 24 and Sunday January 25 for a good ol' time on "Mountain Stage After Midnight."
First up is a January 2006 that features performances from old-time Appalachian band The Biscuit Burners, country singer-songwriter Jon Randall, Americana crooner Alecia Nugent, bluegrass player Shawn Camp and "the new Queen of Bluegrass" Rhonda Vincent & the Rage.
We'll also hear another January 2006 from the Creative Arts Center in Morgantown, West Virginia, which includes such talents as acoustic rocker Good Brother Earl, English soul singer James Hunter, alt-folk crooner Susie Suh, American soul legend Bettye LaVette and jamm'n blues group Derek Trucks Band.
Next week is Listener's Choice! Go to Mountain Stage's Facebook to decide which performances will air overnight weekends during West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Chocolate Challenge. For more Mountain Stage news and music, make sure to follow the show on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram and subscribe to The Mountain Stage Podcast on iTunes. Still haven't seen Mountain Stage in person? Head to our new website to find out how when and where we're playing next.