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6:51 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Q&A With Clawhammer Banjo Player, Chelsea McBee

Clawhammer Banjo Player, Chelsea McBee
Credit Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

For many West Virginians, the banjo represents a sense of home. That’s certainly the case for Shepherdstown-based musician, Chelsea McBee. The 29-year-old banjo player is a regular on the West Virginia music scene now, but that wasn’t always her plan.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
12:00 am
Sat July 26, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- July 26 & 27

Patty Loveless has performed on the show five times since her 2001 Mountain Stage debut.
Credit Brian Blauser

Want to celebrate musicians' birthdays late at night from the comfort of your home but don't know how? This weekend's "Mountain Stage After Midnight" performances have got you covered. Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Radio, "Mountain Stage After Midnight" takes the best performances from Mountain Stage's 31 year history and shares them with our late night listeners.

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Recommended If You Like: Two Door Cinema Club
3:26 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

"A Change of Tune" Interviews Young Liars

Young Liars
Credit Christoph Prevost

Each week, “A Change of Tune” host Joni Deutsch will chat with up-and-coming artists and give Spotify-like music recommendations in a feature called “Recommended If You Like.” This week, Joni interviews Vancouver-based indie pop band Young Liars’ Jordan Raine (vocals, guitar) and Ty Badali (drums, percussion) about comic books, Madonna covers, and the band’s new record, Tidal Wave. If you’re a fan of Two Door Cinema Club, this band and interview are recommended for you.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
9:46 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- July 19 & 20

The Infamous Stringdusters made their Mountain Stage debut during this November 2010 show.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

Need the perfect soundtrack for your late nites/early mornings? Why not tune your radio dials to "Mountain Stage After Midnight," broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Radio.

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Recommended If You Like: Mumford & Sons
8:19 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

"A Change of Tune" Interviews Boy & Bear

Boy & Bear
Credit Headjam

Each week, “A Change of Tune” host Joni Deutsch will have one-on-one conversations with emerging talents and give Spotify-like music recommendations in a feature called “Recommended If You Like.” This week, Joni interviews Australia indie folk band Boy & Bear’s Jon Hart (vocals, mandolin, keyboard) about Americana music, the official “Twilight” movie soundtrack, and the band’s new record, “Harlequin Dream.” If you like Mumford & Sons, this band and interview are recommended for you.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
10:57 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- July 12 & 13

Ryan Adams takes the Mountain Stage.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

In the mood for some great late night jams? Look no further than this weekend's pair of "Mountain Stage After Midnight" performances, broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Radio.

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Recommended If You Like: The Black Keys
3:07 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

"A Change of Tune" Interviews The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer

The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer
Credit Leigh Righton

Every week, “A Change of Tune” host Joni Deutsch will have one-on-one conversations with emerging talents and give Spotify-like music recommendations in a new feature called “Recommended If You Like.” This week we'll hear from Vancouver-based band The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer’s Shawn Hull (aka “The Harpoonist) about the state of the music industry, fan experiences, and the band’s new record, “A Real Fine Mess.” If you like The Black Keys, this band and interview are recommended for you.

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New Music Show
1:06 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

What is 'A Change of Tune'?

Host Joni Deutsch
Credit David Freeman

Hello! My name is Joni Deutsch, and you may have heard my voice on West Virginia Public Radio or seen my curly-haired self at the merchandise table at Mountain Stage shows. I’m absolutely excited to announce that my new music program, “A Change of Tune,” is debuting on West Virginia Public Radio this Saturday night from 10-11 PM. I know there’s been a lot of talk recently about schedule changes and questions about “that Deutsch girl,” so I thought I’d take a moment to tell you a little more about myself and why my show is an entirely different radio experience.

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Center Square for the Block
6:50 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Game Show Features West Virginia Music and History

West Virginia Squares will be streaming live on Youtube and wvpublic.org, starting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, June 23-24

 

As part of FestivALL, the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame is hosting a game show called “West Virginia Squares.” Based on the popular “Hollywood Squares” game show, “West Virginia Squares” will feature questions about West Virginia  music and history. 

The show will be hosted by Peter Marshall, the original host of the show and a proud West Virginia native. Shows will be taped at 7 and 8:30 p.m. on June 23 and again on June 24.

The show will be streamed live on West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Youtube page. It will also be available right here on wvpublic.org. 

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Radio
10:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Why Does Music Move Us?

The Really Big Questions--Why Does Music Move us Thursday night at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio Edit | Remove

Music exists in every culture. Does that mean it offers an evolutionary advantage? What drives humans to make music? And why does music get so deeply embedded into our lives? We’ll delve deeper into what music can teach us about the human brain – with musicians and researchers including:

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West Virginia Morning
9:00 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Vigil for Funding of Child-Family Programs, 'What's Next, WV?', & Enriching Schools Through the Arts

    

 

Child and family advocates are continuing their push at the statehouse for the restoration of 800 thousand dollars in state funds. West Virginia Center for Civic Life director Betty Knighton and Catherine Moore, an Appalachian Transition Fellow assigned to 'What's Next, WV? speak with Beth Vorhees about the new initiative. An Elkins couple is working to keep storytelling, history and music alive in Appalachia through their work in Randolph County Schools.

New Music Special on WV PBS
4:00 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

The Dave Clark Five, Fifty Years After the British Invasion

The Dave Clark Five
Credit Great Performances

Rare footage and star-studded interviews highlight this two-hour Great Performances special, Tuesday, April 8 at 8 p.m. on West Virgina PBS.

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Television Specials
3:49 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

March 11 is A Cappella Night on West Virginia PBS

Exuding youth, energy and incredible harmonies, the newest a cappella singing sensation brings down the house in this concert performance.
Credit PBS

An all-new a cappella group comes to West Virginia PBS at 8 p.m. on March 11 with the premiere of  Gentleman's Rule in Concert, followed by the cast of "Jersey Boys" in Under the Streetlamp: Let the Good Times Roll beginning at 9:30 p.m.

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Women's History Month
10:37 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Jazzy Women Take the Stage

Credit PRX

In the 1960s, as the civil-rights movement and other cultural changes gained momentum, a generation of women artists made their way through a jazz world that had long been less than hospitable to their aims. 

This special program will air Thursday night, March 5 at 9 pm.

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Mountain Stage Radio Preview
10:06 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Listen to Buddy & Jim, Corb Lund, Sturgill Simpson and More on Mountain Stage.

The Chapin Sisters, live on Mountain Stage
Brian Blauser

This week's episode of Mountain Stage features country-music sounds of various sources, headlined by  hit-makers Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale. The songwriting partners and Sirius XM co-hosts play songs from their acclaimed 2013 release "Buddy & Jim." Also appearing are Abigail & Lilly, The Chapin Sisters, Canadian rancher Corb Lund, Nashville based new-age outlaw Sturgill Simpson and WV-based honky tonk group Blue Yonder (Robert Shafer, John Lilly & Will Carter).

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Bonus Features
1:00 pm
Sat January 4, 2014

Mountain Stage at 30: Songs From the Doc (Part Six)

I'm sad to report that this sixth 'Songs From the Doc' post marks the penultimate in the series that documents the music used in 'Mountain Stage at 30: A Radio Retrospective'. It's been a lot of fun putting these posts together and being able to share the music that's help shape the history and identity of the show.

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Bonus Features
12:00 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Mountain Stage at 30: Songs From the Doc (Part Five)

In case you haven't been tuning in (or, "logging on", rather) to the 'Songs From the Doc' series, the music presented in these posts is pulled from an hour-long radio documentary I produced for the 30 year anniversary of our live performance radio show, Mountain Stage. 

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Bonus Features
8:55 am
Sun December 29, 2013

Mountain Stage at 30: Songs From the Doc (Part Four)

Ask anyone who has worked on Mountain Stage or has been to the show more than a few times and they'll tell you picking a favorite show or act would be like asking someone to choose their favorite child. There's simply been too much incredible music to whittle it down to just one or two favorites.

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Bonus Features
8:55 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Mountain Stage at 30: Songs From the Doc (Part Three)

Credit Vasilia Scouras / Mountain Stage

Lyle Lovett - "Cowboy Man"

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Bonus Features
8:55 am
Wed December 25, 2013

Mountain Stage at 30: Songs From the Doc (Part Two)

First off, Merry Christmas!

Hello again and welcome back (presuming, of course, you stopped by for the first installment in this series a few days ago)! While Monday's post is a nice run-down of the earliest moments of Mountain Stage, from here on out you can expect some incredible performances from a wide range of artists included in 'Mountain Stage at 30: A Radio Retrospective'.

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