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West Virginia is a wealth of musical talent. And this June, West Virginia Public Broadcasting's A Change of Tune is shining a light on some of its hidden gems.

Debra Rayhill/Michael Workman

Two Charleston-based artists. One indie folk'n collaboration. Singer-songwriters Sean Richardson and Kyle Meadows have come together for a new 4-song split EP, and they’ve even brought in seminal indie rock fellow Ken Stringfellow from The Posies along for the ride. We sat down with Sean and Kyle to talk about their new music, Ken Stringfellow’s return to the Mountain State and you know, cats.

Eliot Lee Hazel

After a four year break, seminal alt rock band Yeasayer is back with a dazzling new release titled Amen & Goodbye. We sat down with Yeasayer’s Anand Wilder to talk about the record, the farm that it was recorded on and how things have changed since the band came together almost ten years ago.

Courtesy Eric Jordan

Hip-hop might not be the first kind of music you think of when you think about the mountains of Appalachia. We have our share of fiddles and banjos but we also have folks making other kinds of music, like hip-hop. On this episode of Inside Appalachia, we give voice to an often underestimated and overlooked group of folks…the Appalachian hip-hop artist community.

Josh Saul

Are you a fan of music discovery? Then Record Store Happy Hour is the place for you.

Mountain Stage and Budget Tapes & Records are partnering to give Charleston-area music lovers a preview of new releases from upcoming Mountain Stage guest artists. The event is free and will be held Thursday, April 28 from 5-7 p.m.

Joni Deutsch

Have you ever wondered what makes a new song into a good song? Or why we like the songs we like? West Virginia Public Broadcasting invites you to the #WhyListen: First Listen Music Party on Thursday, April 7 from 6 to 8 p.m at The Grove at Secret Sandwich Society in Fayetteville.

Danny Clinch/Courtesy of the Artist

Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, the long-running live-performance radio program from NPR Music and West Virginia Public Broadcasting, is pleased to announce that critically-acclaimed soul pop group Lake Street Dive will return to Mountain Stage on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at the Clay Center in Charleston.

Rafael Barker / Courtesy of the artist

Ask anyone in Charleston about the #WVmusic scene, and you'll get responses ranging from venue reviews to summer fest suggestions to, of course, band recommendations. No matter what kind of response you get, we're sure it somehow leads back to Qiet, the Appalachian gypsy rock band that has been a fixture of the #WVmusic scene for quite some time.

Jasmine Soo / Crystal Collins

Missed out on last week's 'A Change of Tune'? Don't know what to expect in the week to come? Here’s your Tu(n)esday Wrap-Up.

Interview(s):

This Sunday, February 21, point your browser to MountainStage.org at 7pm EST to watch a LIVE recording of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce via VuHaus.

Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and although we tend to celebrate it by sharing candy, chocolates, and even #NPRvalentines, A Change of Tune’s going to share something else with you: our first indie music crush.

Alysse Gafkjen

Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce has announced three live shows for May in Charleston. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show, available today on MountainStage.org, by phone at 877-987-6487, locally at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston and also at the upcoming live shows.

Jasmine Soo

Missed out on last week's 'A Change of Tune'? Don't know what to expect in the weeks to come? Here’s your Tu(n)esday Wrap-Up.

Roman Meisenberg

It's hard "making it" in the music biz, especially if you're a great band out of Morgantown, West Virginia.

Jasmine Soo

Missed out on last week's 'A Change of Tune'? Don't know what to expect in the week to come? Consider this your Tu(n)esday Wrap-Up.

Jason Quigley

After 5 years of being away from the Mountain State, Portland alt rock band Blitzen Trapper return to Mountain Stage in Morgantown this weekend with a new record in town.

Ryan Fischer / The Parthenon

Have you ever wondered what makes a new song into a good song? Or why we like the songs we like? West Virginia Public Broadcasting invites you to the #WhyListen: First Listen Music Party on February 4 from 6 to 8 p.m at Black Sheep Burrito & Brews in Charleston.

WVPB's unofficial mascot, Uri the sheepdog, loves mugging for the camera.
Joni Deutsch

T'is the season for great friends, sugary treats and indie-tastic holiday music from "A Change of Tune."

Shayne Barker

Flashback to your days as an 18-year-old in West Virginia. Did you idolize Paul McCartney as your friends raved over Green Day? Did you play sold-out clubs and hopp'n festivals around the state? Were you "Runnin' on Good Times"? If you were, you have a good deal in common with the Hattons, a pair of brothers who founded the Huntington rock band Of the Dell.

We sat down with Of the Dell's frontman Corey Hatton to talk about his band, his dog, his state and why he keep's getting banned from, well, everything.

Album artwork courtesy of Jordan Andrew Jefferson

Love. Positivity. Pop. Jordan Andrew Jefferson's newest release reflects his effervescent soul.

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