Mountain Stage Song of the Week

Radio
10:57 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Hear Lori McKenna Perform "If I Could Buy This Town" Live on Mountain Stage

Lori McKenna live on Mountain Stage
Credit Josh Saul

Based out of her hometown of Stoughton, Massachusetts, Lori McKenna has become one of Nashville's most in-demand singer-songwriters. Here she performs "If I Could By This Town," on an episode of Mountain Stage recorded on the north shore of Lake Superior in Grand Marais, Minnesota.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
11:55 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Hear The Pines Play "Rise Up and Be Lonely" Live on Mountain Stage

The Pines, Live on Mountain Stage
Credit Josh Saul

The lush, dark, and atmospheric sounds Twin Cities band The Pines evoke the steely autumn breeze coming off the shore of Lake Superior, where this week's episode of Mountain Stage was recorded. Here they play the song "Rise Up and Be Lonely" from their 2012 release "Dark So Gold."

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
9:05 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Listen to The Bottle Rockets Play "Big Lots of Love" Live on Mountain Stage

The Bottle Rockets Live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Roots rock heroes The Bottle Rockets return to Mountain Stage with a love song - and a story - inspired by a new guitar, and frontman Brian Henneman's wife's favorite discount shopping location.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
3:34 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Hear The Black Lillies Perform "Gold and Roses" Live on Mountain Stage

The Black Lillies, Live on Mountain Stage
Credit Josh Saul

The Black Lillies' signature mix of roots rock and and Appalachian music has earned them a loyal following at festivals across the southeast and beyond. They can be heard on this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage, with their song "Gold and Roses."

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Radio
10:53 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Hear Jason Isbell Play "Traveling Alone" Live on Mountain Stage

Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires on Mountain Stage
Credit Josh Saul

Accompanied by his wife Amanda Shires on fiddle, Alabama-born singer-songwriter Jason Isbell performs "Traveling Alone," as heard on his acclaimed album "Southeastern."

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Radio
10:35 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Mountain Stage Staff Music Picks: Lucius Plays "Turn it Around"

Mountain Stage Assistant Producer Vasilia Scouras Loves Lucius
Josh Saul

Earlier in the year, Mountain Stage staffers each picked a single performance to be featured as bonus content on the "best of" USB drives that are given away as pledge premiums. Associate Producer Vasilia Scouras chose "Turn it Around" by Lucius.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
4:23 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Hear Rodney Crowell Perform "Moving Work of Art" From This Week's Mountain Stage

Rodney Crowell, live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

One of roots music's most respected singer-songwriters, Rodney Crowell returns to this week's premiere broadcast of Mountain Stage, with special guest host Tim O'Brien. Crowell closes his set with "Moving Work of Art," from his acclaimed 2008 album "Sex and Gasoline."

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Song of the Week
4:37 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Hear Keb' Mo' perform "The Worst is Yet to Come" Live on Mountain Stage

Keb' Mo' live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Singer-songwriter Kevin Moore first visited Mountain Stage nearly 20 years ago, around the same time he adopted the stage name of "Keb' Mo.'" In the time since, Keb' Mo' has become one of America's most respected and beloved blues artists. Here he performs "The Worst is Yet to Come" from his brand new studio album Blues Americana.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
10:39 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Hear Amy Ray Play "Duane Allman" on Mountain Stage

Amy Ray on Mountain Stage
Credit Josh Saul

Indigo Girl Amy Ray visits Mountain Stage this week, with songs from her latest solo release. Growing up in Georgia, The Allman Brothers were one of the very first bands Ray listened to, playing a major part in her musical upbringing. Here she pays tribute to the band's beloved legendary lead guitarist with the song "Duane Allman."

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
10:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Robert Cray - "You Move Me" - Live from Mountain Stage

Robert Cray live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

In addition to being one of America's foremost electric blues guitarists, Robert Cray's nimble vocals allow him to venture into R&B and rock sounds, as he does here with the song "You Move Me."

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
5:30 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Pink Martini featuring The Von Trapps - "Hushabye Mountain" - Live from Mountain Stage

Pink Martini featuring The Von Trapps
Credit Brian Blauser

The song "Hushabye Mountain" originally appeared in the musical film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and has since been covered by everyone from Tony Bennett to Pink Floyd frontman David Gilmour. But it may have never sounded as good as it does on this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage, preformed by acclaimed group Pink Martini, featuring The Von Trapps.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
9:05 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Solas - "Am I Born to Die?" - Live from Mountain Stage

Solas live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Irish-American supergroup Solas have visited Mountain Stage 8 times through the years. Here the band's newest member Noriana Kennedy takes the lead, alongside founders Seamus Egan and Winifred Horan, with the heart-wrenching Irish traditional song "Am I Born to Die."

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
11:32 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Lake Street Dive - "Clear a Space" - Live from Mountain Stage

Lake Street Dive on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

The four virtuoso musicians that make up Lake Street Dive met as students at the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music, and after performing together for nearly a decade are now regarded as America's premier indie pop band. Here they play "Clear a Space," from their latest album Bad Self Portraits.

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Podcast
9:06 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Pulitzer-Winner Chris Hamby, Landslides, and "For Critter"

On this WV Morning, a conversation with Chris Hamby who just won a Pulitzer Prize for his investigation into coal dust and the resurgence of black lung in the past two decades. Also: getting a grip on landslides in the state. And jazz guitarist Julian Lage Performs "For Critter" in the Mountain Stage Song of the Week.

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Radio
10:32 am
Thu April 17, 2014

John Gorka - "Give Us Back Our Water" - Live from Mountain Stage

John Gorka live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Iconic Midwestern folk singer John Gorka returned to Mountain Stage in early February, with a brand new song that he introduced as his "love letter to Charleston." Here he performs "Give Us Back Our Water," from this week's premiere broadcast.

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Radio
10:09 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Tori Amos Covers Nirvana on 1992 Mountain Stage Performance

Tori Amos performing on Mountain Stage September 20, 1992.
Credit Mountain Stage Archive

On Thursday April 10 the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted seminal grunge rockers Nirvana into its 2014 class. The next morning the internet was abuzz about the female-led performances that honored the group’s late front-man Kurt Cobain(1967-1994). Reunited Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic were joined on stage by Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent and Lorde to pay homage to the late grunge-music icon.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
9:00 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Betty LaVette - "Everything is Broken" - Live from Mountain Stage

Credit Brian Blauser

R&B singer Bettye LaVette is comfortable covering material ranging from Tom Waits to Bob Seeger. Here she lends her soulful voice to Bob Dylan's classic "Everything is Broken."

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
1:42 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Listen to Todd Snider perform "Stomp and Holler" Live on Mountain Stage

Todd Snider on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Mountain Stage celebrates its 30th anniversary during this weekend's premiere broadcast, featuring our old friend Todd Snider. He kicks off his set with a cover of the Hayes Carll song "Stomp and Holler."

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
9:05 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Listen to Deer Tick Perform "Mr. Sticks" Live on Mountain Stage

Credit Brian Blauser

Originally based out of Rhode Island, Deer Tick have won fans over with their unique blend of country-soul, indie-pop, folk, and garage rock. Here they perform "Mr. Sticks" from this week's premiere broadcast of Mountain Stage.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
9:00 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Listen to the Del McCoury Band Perform "In Despair," Live on Mountain Stage

The Del McCoury Band, live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

One of the most respected bluegrass bands of all time, The Del McCoury Band is one of the few groups who are equally beloved by audiences at traditional bluegrass festivals and hippie jam band gatherings. They perform the song "In Despair" on this week's premiere broadcast of Mountain Stage.

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