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Ralph Stanley, a patriarch of Appalachian music who made four appearances on "Mountain Stage" starting in 1998, died Thursday from difficulties with skin cancer. He was 89. Continue reading to hear performances by Stanley of "Angel Band" and "Pretty Polly" as heard on Mountain Stage.

"Mountain Stage" host and artistic director Larry Groce had this to say:

The skies of Virginia and West Virginia opened last night as Ralph Stanley passed, and poured rain on his home in historic and tragic proportions. Perhaps it’s coincidence.
 

Melissa Stillwell Photography

Since the show began almost two years ago, A Change of Tune has highlighted some of the best up-and-coming artists out of these West Virginia hills with podcast-y chats ranging from Bud Carroll to Goodwolf, Rozwell Kid to Coyotes in Boxes and beyond.

But those interviews have been a bit infrequent, and since West Virginia Day was this month (and with A Change of Tune’s second birthday on the horizon), we thought we’d do something special: 30 days, 30 brand new #WVmusic interviews that range from Morgantown alt-rockers and Parkersburg singer-songwriters to West Virginia music venues and regional artist management and beyond, all of which contribute to this state’s wild and wonderful music scene.

Josh Saul

Since the show began almost two years ago, A Change of Tune has highlighted some of the best up-and-coming artists out of these West Virginia hills with podcast-y chats ranging from Tyler Childers to Bud Carroll, Ona to Bishops and beyond.

But those interviews have been a bit infrequent, and since West Virginia Day was this month (and with A Change of Tune’s second birthday on the horizon), we thought we’d do something special: 30 days, 30 brand new #WVmusic interviews that range from Morgantown alt-rockers and Parkersburg singer-songwriters to West Virginia music venues and regional artist management and beyond, all of which contribute to this state’s wild and wonderful music scene.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, an all music edition as we listen to hip hop, hear from an artist who caters to musicians and the Mountain Stage song of the week. 

That’s coming up on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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Since the show began almost two years ago, A Change of Tune has highlighted some of the best up-and-coming artists out of these West Virginia hills with podcast-y chats ranging from Bishops to The Sea The Sea, Rozwell Kid to New God and beyond.

But those interviews have been a bit infrequent, and since West Virginia Day is coming up (not to mention A Change of Tune’s second birthday), we thought we’d do something special: 30 days, 30 brand new #WVmusic interviews that range from Morgantown alt-rockers and Parkersburg singer-songwriters to West Virginia music venues and regional artist management and beyond, all of which contribute to this state’s wild and wonderful music scene.

Melissa Stillwell

Since the show began almost two years ago, A Change of Tune has highlighted some of the best up-and-coming artists out of these West Virginia hills with podcast-y chats ranging from Bud Carroll to New God, Rozwell Kid to Coyotes in Boxes and beyond.

But those interviews have been a bit infrequent, and since West Virginia Day is coming up (not to mention A Change of Tune’s second birthday), we thought we’d do something special: 30 days, 30 brand new #WVmusic interviews that range from Morgantown alt-rockers and Parkersburg singer-songwriters to West Virginia music venues and regional artist management and beyond, all of which contribute to this state’s wild and wonderful music scene.

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Alt-country singer-songwriter Elizabeth Cook and West Virginia-based rockers Qiet have been added to the bill for Mountain Stage's live production Sunday, July 31 at the Culture Center Theater. As previously announced, the show will also feature  jam-grass favorites Leftover Salmon.

Implementing the State Budget Takes Time

Jun 10, 2016
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, A Change of Tune host Joni Deutsch continues her series “30 Days of West Virginia Music.”  And Hayes Carll is along with the Mountain Stage song of the week. 

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

COURTESY OF THE ARTIST

Jerry Douglas and his Earls of Leicester will return to the Culture Center Theater in Charleston on Sunday, July 24, 2016, for West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s live-performance radio program Mountain Stage with Larry Groce.  Also appearing are Lera Lynn, and the duo of Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley.  

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Do you have a ticket for THIS SUNDAY's live Mountain Stage in Charleston with Lake Street Dive, Seratones, Royal Wood, Lucy Wainwright Roche & Suzzy Roche and My Bubba? If you do, you're in for a treat. If you don't, you better hurry. As of this writing less than 60 tickets remain, available at The Clay Center Box Office, 304.561.3570, or HERE.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, statehouse reporter Ashton Marra reports on the state budget passed yesterday by the special session of the legislature.  And A Change of Tune host Joni Deutsch joins Beth Vorhees to talk about her new project she’s calling 30 Days of West Virginia Music. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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Since the show began almost two years ago, A Change of Tune has highlighted some of the best up-and-coming artists out of these West Virginia hills with podcast-y chats that range from Heavy-Set Paw-Paws to Qiet, Sean Richardson to

Brian Blauser

The tight harmonies and furious guitar picking of the Milk Carton Kids recall the sounds of legendary folk duos like Simon and Garfunkel, along with Gillian Welch & David Rawlings. They make their second appearance on this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage, bringing with them this song, "City of our Lady." You'll also hear performances by Martin Sexton, Alison Brown, Feufollet, and Amy Speace.

Josh Saul

Darrell Scott visited Mountain Stage this past Sunday, and closed his set with a song by his friend Guy Clark. Here he performs "Deperados Waiting for a Train," accompanied by Bob Thompson on piano, Michael Lipton on slide guitar, and Ron Sowell on harmonica.

 

You might have heard of this radio show called Mountain Stage. The show, produced by folks right here in Appalachia, has been featuring artists from across the world for more than 30 years.

Mountain Stage is one of the longest running live music performance shows on public radio.  It began in 1983 and has featured nearly 2,000 acts from more than 50 countries--and nearly every conceivable genre--for a catalogue of 871 shows (and counting).  

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Guy Clark was a big man and he cast a large shadow of influence over country folk music – what’s come to be called Americana. As a songwriter, he combined the two elements that are always present in a good song, real poetry and skilled craftsmanship. He took pride in his craft. Both his songs and the guitars he made attest to his great talent and attention to detail. He had solid commercial success over the years with many singers covering his songs, but he’ll always be most admired for his artistry.

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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.

Justice to Cole: No Debates

May 13, 2016

On West Virginia Morning, Beth Vorhees talks with our political analyst Dr. Robert Rupp about the results of Tuesday’s primary election and Judy Collins and Ari Hest are along with the Mountain Stage song of the week.

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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The 2016 Americana Music Awards nominations are in! We're proud to see so many of Mountain Stage's guests on the list. Click on the artist's name to hear their recent performance on Mountain Stage.

This Sunday, May 8, point your browser to MountainStage.org at 7pm EST to watch a LIVE recording of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce via VuHaus.

Sunday's SOLD OUT show at Charleston's Culture Center Theater marks Mountain Stage's 870th episode and features performances by California troubadour Brett Dennen, Colorado indie folkers Elephant Revival, alternative rock band Cracker, Portland soul singer Liz Vice and New York City folk brothers The Lords of Liechtenstein. 

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