Mountain Stage's Favorite Performances of 2015

Dec 28, 2015

2015 was a big year for Mountain Stage. We began a beautiful friendship with public radio music discovery machine VuHaus. We created a new, bite-size podcast called Mountain Stage 2 Go.

And across nine venues in four states, we recorded over 100 live sets that showcased the best and brightest musicians in the world today. (Of course, none of this would have happened without your support!)

Before we embark on our 33rd musical year around the sun, Larry Groce and the Mountain Stage crew have picked out 27 performances that deserve another listen and another round of applause. From A to Z, these are our favorite Mountain Stage performances of 2015. (Hint: click the Episode # for their Mountain Stage podcast episode, where available.)

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Allen Toussaint (Keith-Albee Theater in Huntington, WV on February 15, 2015 - Episode #838)

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Bahamas (June 14, 2015 - Episode #846)

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Craig Finn (November 1, 2015 - Episode #857)

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Darlingside (University of Ohio in Athens, Ohio with WOUB on October 18, 2015 - Episode #855)

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Dawes (June 7, 2015 - Episode #845)

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Drive-By Truckers (West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV on March 15, 2015 - Episode #841)

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Earls of Leicester (March 8, 2015 - Episode #840

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Field Report (June 14, 2015 - Episode #846)

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Jimmy LaFave (North House Folk School in Grand Marais, MN with WTIP, KUMD and MPR on September 18, 2015 - Episode #853)

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Joe Pug (May 5, 2015 - Episode #844)

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John Mark Nelson (North House Folk School in Grand Marais, MN with WTIP, KUMD and MPR on September 18, 2015 - Episode #853)

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Josh Ritter (December 6, 2015 - Episode #860)

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Kentucky Headhunters (August 30, 2015 - Episode #851)

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Kinky Friedman (November 8, 2015 - Episode #858)

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Kristin Andreassen (West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV on January 18, 2015 - Episode #835)

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Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys (December 6, 2015 - Episode #860)

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Mac McAnally (West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV on January 18, 2015 - Episode #835)

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Malcolm Holcombe (February 8, 2015 - Episode #837)

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Martha Scanlan (North House Folk School in Grand Marais, MN with WTIP, KUMD and MPR on September 17, 2015 - Episode #852)

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The Milk Carton Kids (West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV on April 12, 2015 - Episode #843)

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Nellie McKay (Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA with WETS on August 16, 2015 - Episode #850)

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Pokey LaFarge (May 5, 2015 - Episode #844)

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Ray Wylie Hubbard (February 8, 2015 - Episode #837)

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Sam Gleaves (Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV on August 8, 2015 - Episode #849)

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Tift Merritt (North House Folk School in Grand Marais, MN with WTIP, KUMD and MPR on September 17, 2015 - Episode #852)

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Turnpike Troubadours (November 1, 2015 - Episode #857)

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Tyler Childers (July 26, 2015 - Episode #848)

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