Mountain Stage After Midnight- July 5 & 6

Jul 3, 2014

The July 4 weekend brings about a new way of hearing Mountain Stage as we present "Mountain Stage After Midnight," from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on WV Public Radio. It's all part of the improved radio schedule that we know you'll appreciate, and we're excited to be sharing the greatest episodes from our 31 year history with our late-night listeners. Each week we'll hand-pick two of our favorite episodes and they'll alternate order each night.

Here's what is in store for you Saturday July 5 and Sunday July 6 on Mountain Stage After Midnight.

First, an episode from September 2009 featuring Indigo Girls, Chris Smither, Jill Hennessy, Alison Brown Band and Gary Jules. We taped this show at The Clay Center and it features an extra special rendition of "Closer to Fine," with Jill Hennessy and Alison Brown both joining Emily & Amy of The Indigo Girls. See the playlist.

"Mary Chapin Carpenter taught me this tuning and I wrote like 16 songs with it. Never paid her a dime." - Emily Saliers, introducing "Galileo"

Next you'll hear an episode recorded at the WVU Creative Arts Center in Morgantown with WVU Arts & Entertainment featuring the wonderful Regina Spektor, progressive indie-darlings Yo La Tengo, slide-guitar genius Sonny Landreth, double-threat singer-songwriter Will Hoge and Canada's Great Lake Swimmers. Listen for Hoge performing "Even If It Breaks Your Heart," which would go on to be his first #1 when it was cut three years later by the Eli Young Band.  See the playlist.

"Rock and Roll, the reason that we're all here, is such an innocent thing. You hear a record or a song and it changes you forever. This is a song about falling back in love with rock-n-roll." -Will Hoge, introducing "Even If It Breaks Your Heart."
Will Hoge performed sitting down in 2009, as he was still recovering from an accident that left him unable to play guitar for more than 4 months.
Credit Brian Blauser / mountain stage