Mountain Stage is excited to record the program's historic 900th episode this Sunday at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston. Now, thanks to our partners at VuHaus, we are inviting the world to join the celebration. Just log on to MountainStage.org or VuHaus.com at 7p.m. EST to catch a glimpse of what radio looks like.
The show will open with a set by the Sherman Holmes Project, whose new album "The Richmond Sessions," is available Friday, July 21. Sherman and his brother Wendell, along with long-time musical partner Popsy Dixon, made more than a dozen appearances on Mountain Stage as The Holmes Brothers starting in 1990. Though we've lost Wendell and Popsy, Sherman is back with a brand new new album and we can't wait to hear him with his new band.
After Sherman will be our own Julie Adams and the Mountain Stage Band, followed by a set from Nashville-based instrumental rockers Steelism. This will be their second appearance on Mountain Stage and their first since the release of their latest – “ISM.”
Get pumped for their return by checking out their performance of “The Serge” from a couple of years ago.
We follow an instrumental performance with instrument-less performance! Storyteller Bil Lepp is a true West Virginia treasure, and we’re excited to have him spin a few yarns for us as part of our 900th episode.
Just after 8p.m. The Mastersons will be taking over for their second appearance on Mountain Stage. While they are also members of Steve Earle’s Dukes, Chris and Eleanor are also great songwriters and have unmatched vocal harmony. Their latest, “Transient Lullaby” is out now on Red House Records.
As always, our house-pianist Bob Thompson will be featured in the middle of the program’s second hour, followed by a set from Steve Earle & the Dukes. Earle has been all over promoting his latest, critically acclaimed release “So You Wanna Be An Outlaw.” Join us at MountainStage.org to peek in at Earle’s sixth appearance on Mountain Stage since 1996.
Thanks to our underwriters, Bailey & Glasser, Wild, Wonderful West Virginia and the Charleston WV Convention and Visitors Bureau. Special thanks to our lodging partner, the Marriott Town Center Hotel, and our colleagues at VuHaus for making the stream possible.
Of course if you would like to support this free streaming opportunity, consider becoming a Mountain Stage Member and you’ll get first dibs on tickets, plus special offers and playlists from the Mountain Stage office.