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Courtesy of Fret and Fiddle

This week on Inside Appalachia we pay tribute to fiddler Joe Dobbs, who passed away September 21st at the age of 81. For 25 years he hosted a radio show, called Music From the Mountains, on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

This October 6th at 7 PM, the West Virginia Symphony League will be showing off the latest fashion of the season during their Fashion Show fundraiser at the University of Charleston Erma Byrd Gallery. Over 50 models will adorn clothing from over 20 retailers in a tribute to local community heroes.

Josh Saul

As Don Henley's long-time writing partner, JD Souther has had his hands in some of the most memorable pop songs of all time,  including "The New Kid in Town" and "Best of My Love." But here Souther teams up with Mountain Stage favorite Nellie McKay to cover another legendary songwriter: Cole Porter's standard "Every Time We Say Goodbye."

WVPB First Listen Music Party in Huntington Oct. 14

Oct 2, 2015

Have you ever wondered what makes a new song into a good song? West Virginia Public Broadcasting invites you to the #WhyListen first listen music party on October 14 at 6 p.m at Black Sheep Burrito & Brews in Huntington.

Child on high ropes
Stephen Smith

The last of our four part American Radio Works series concludes Monday, September 28 with Beyond the Blackboard: Building Character in Public Schools.

Veteran hanging flag
Stephen Smith

The American Radio Works series continues on WVPB radio on September 21st at 8:p.m. with a special on American Veterans with From Boots to Books: Student Veterans and the New GI Bill.

Robley Dupleix

Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce has announced six live shows scheduled for October and November.

Tickets for each show are $20 in advance and $25 day of show, available NOW at MountainStage.org, by phone at 877-987-6487 or locally at Taylor Books in downtown, Charleston (unless otherwise specified).

Cellist Julian Schwarz will join us live on radio during Classical Music with Matt Jackfert starting at 2:06 PM this Friday (9/18).

Schwarz will discuss his upcoming performance of the Dvořák Cello Concerto with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra as well as his career that's been skyrocketing in the short time since his orchestral debut at age 11.

Live on the Levee

Some say Froot Loops, others say Corn Flakes, and then there's that whole All-Bran thing, but our preferred Kellogg has been and will always be Stephen.

Teaching Teachers

Sep 12, 2015
Classroom
Emily Hanford

Join WVPB on Monday at 8 p.m. September 14,  for the second program in the award winning American Radio Works series.  This show is about Teaching Teachers.

You’re probably well aware that in places like southern West Virginia, it’s really tough right now for coal miners, their families and many communities. So many miners have been laid off these past few years, and those who have a job don’t have a lot of hope that they will be able to keep what they have for much longer.

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

This weekend, Bahamas returns to over 150 NPR stations with his recent performance on the Mountain Stage. But do you know what's better than one dose of Canadian folk pop-rock? Two doses of Canadian folk pop-rock. That's where "Mountain Stage After Midnight" comes into play.

Amanda Hill

Let’s play a game of #WVmusic 'Guess Who,' shall we?

West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) is pleased to announce changes in its radio program line-up, featuring new voices and returning favorites.

Composer and announcer Matt Jackfert will host a new classical music show Monday through Thursday from 2 – 3 p.m. on WVPB.

 

He joins our other classical hosts: West Virginia Broadcasting Hall of Famer Frank Stowers, and Peter Van de Graaff, a professional singer who has performed with opera companies and orchestras throughout the world.

 

Today the Montclaire String Quartet shared with us some of their talents by performing Johan Halvorsen's Pasacaglia for Violin and Viola after JF Handel's Harpsichord Suite No. 7 in G minor live in studio. They also brought along Scott Woodard, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities of West Virginia State University to discuss their new partnership with WVSU.

Check them out Sept. 3rd, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the Davis Fine Arts Building at WVSU.

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

"Aw man, [band] AND [artist] were on your show in [year]? That sounds amazing. Why wasn't I there!"

Josh Saul

Lead by songwriter and guitarist Taylor Goldsmith, California rock band Dawes make their 4th appearance on this week's encore broadcast of Mountain Stage. Here they perform the song "Things Happen," from their latest album "All Your Favorite Bands," produced by David Rawlings.

Howard University Grads
Emily Hanford

As students and teachers head back to school, West Virginia Public Radio will be airing a four part education series by American Radio Works.  Beginning Monday, August 31st at 8p.m., Living the Legacy: Black Colleges in the 21st Century will be heard, here on WVPB.

Nooran Matties

If you take a second to look around, you can find hardworking West Virginians in the coolest places.

Listen to Chip Taylor on Mountain Stage

Aug 25, 2015
Chip Taylor on Mountain Stage
Josh Saul

Singer, songwriter, golf pro, and nationally recognized horse race handicapper Chip Taylor may actually be the Most Interesting Man in the World. While he's written hits like "Wild Thing" and "Angel of the Morning," one of his best known solo albums was his country-influenced "This Side of the Big River," which featured a cover of the famous Johnny Cash tune of the same name. He performs it live on this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage.

Mountain Stage

To say that Mountain Stage is excited about returning to Grand Marais this September? Total. Understatement.

Listen to Shovels & Rope On Mountain Stage

Aug 19, 2015
Brian Blauser

Husband and wife duo Shovels & Rope return to this week’s broadcast of Mountain Stage with songs from their latest album, Swimmin’ Time. Here they perform the song “Evil,” which showcases their passionate harmonies and uncharacteristically dark lyrics.

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

What's on the line-up for this week's #MSAM? A little folk, a little alt-rock and a whole lot of archived music goodness.

Listen to Jill Barber on Mountain Stage

Aug 12, 2015
Josh Saul

While singer-songwriter Jill Barber’s smoky, soulful voice has made her an alt-cabaret favorite on Canada's folk scene, she’s also known for penning songs with timeless hooks and melodies. Here she performs “Broken for Good,” from this week’s premiere broadcast of Mountain Stage.

Jason Lockart / Kid in the Background

What are the Heavy-Set Paw-Paws? What’s it like making music in Beckley, West Virginia? And what does “Appalachian Stank” mean as a music genre? I sat down with the alt-rock group’s frontman Tyler Evans to get to the bottom of these questions and more.

Can't make it to this weekend's Mountain Stage? There's a stream for that.

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Stop us if you've heard this one: Soul'n'roll rocker Booker T. Jones, indie pop darlings Lake Street Dive and folk singer-songwriter Brett Dennen walk onto a stage... If that story doesn't ring a bell, you're in for a treat on this week's Mountain Stage After Midnight.

Josh Saul

It's been said that singer, songwriter and performer Judith Owen displays the depth of Carole King with the European flair of Annie Lennox.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting host Jim Lange is stepping down from his full-time job as host of “Classical Music with Jim Lange” at the end of this month.

Lange will remain at WVPB part-time and will continue to produce his popular music show “Eclectopia.” He says he is cutting back on his work schedule for personal reasons.

Lange has been at the station for nearly two decades, starting out as a part-time weekend announcer.

“I felt like I brought a down-to-earth and fun approach to serious music,” Lange said.

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