Mountain Stage to Return to Augusta Heritage Festival

May 13, 2016

NPR Music & West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is proud to announce its return to the Augusta Heritage Festival on Saturday, August 13.

Now in its 33rd season, Mountain Stage will bring its live performance radio program to Davis & Elkins College on Saturday, August 13 to celebrate the Augusta Heritage Festival for a show at the Harper-McNeeley Auditorium at the Myles Center for the Arts in Elkins, WV. Audiences will participate in a recording that will be heard on over 170 NPR stations around the nation and on the top-ranking Mountain Stage Podcast.

Tickets are available starting today and can be purchased online or by phone at 304.637.1255. Click here, and read on, for ticket prices and festival information.

This August 13 concert will mark the Mountain Stage debut of Dori Freeman, a twenty-four-year-old singer-songwriter whose timeless Appalachian music has caught the ears of NPR Music, No Depression and even The New York Times, who had this to say:

"The purity of Dori Freeman’s voice and the directness of her songwriting reflect not only her Appalachian hometown — Galax, Va. — but also a determined classicism, a rejection of the ways modern country punches itself up for radio and arenas."

Sample some of Dori Freeman's latest release on NPR Music & WXPN's World Cafe:

Joining Dori at this August 13 show will be the Grammy-nominated bluegrass band Blue Highway, emerging bluegrass group Flatt Lonesome, and the Davis & Elkins Appalachian Ensemble, who were recently featured on an episode of West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Inside Appalachia as they traveled along the Mountain Music Trail.

Critically-acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and Carolina Chocolate Drops founder Rhiannon Giddens will also perform on this August 13 show. Listeners might remember her last set on Mountain Stage, which brought the entire theater to their feet (and for good reason).

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