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Recommended If You Like: Brutally Honest Rock
1:19 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

'A Change of Tune' Interviews Bishops

Bishops' new release, Silver Lining.
Credit Sage Perrott (haypeep.com)

This week, "A Change of Tune" host Joni Deutsch talks with Tucker Riggleman (vocals, guitar) from the Shepherdstown-based rock band Bishops. Since the dissolution of his other West Virginia alt-outfit, The Demon Beat, Riggleman has been focusing on creating gritty yet accessible rock melodies as the frontman for Bishops, as evidenced by the band’s newest release, Silver Lining. Check out the interview below to learn more about Bishops’ musical past, present, and future.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
6:02 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- September 27 & 28

Chuck Prophet performing on Mountain Stage in 2007.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

2007 was a great year: the final "Harry Potter" book was released, we were introduced to some plucky teenagers in "Juno," Steve Jobs made an announcement about something called an iPhone, and Mountain Stage Radio Show featured some top notch perfomers, as we'll hear on this week's "Mountain Stage After Midnight." Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Radio, "Mountain Stage After Midnight" takes the best episodes from the show's 31 year history and shares their memories and songs with our late-night listeners. Each week we'll hand-pick two of our favorite episodes and they'll alternate order each night.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
9:00 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Hear Rosanne Cash Play "A Feather's Not a Bird," Live on Mountain Stage

Rosanne Cash, live on Mountain Stage
Credit Josh Saul

Rosanne Cash's song "A Feather's Not a Bird" comes from her latest album, "River and the Thread," which was inspired a recent trip she took through the American deep south. She performs the song live on Mountain Stage, backed by her partner in life and music, guitarist and producer John Leventhal.

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Radio
10:48 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Symphony of Ideas Returns!

Maestro Grant Cooper.
Credit Jim Lange

Symphony of Ideas: SEPTEMBER 25 starting at 12:15. 2 hours.

Symphony of Ideas, a collaboration between WV Public Radio and the WV Symphony Orchestra returns this Thursday with a brand new program with many West Virginia connections.

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Recommended If You Like: Rhythm-based Rock
11:28 am
Fri September 19, 2014

'A Change of Tune' Interviews Coyotes in Boxes

Coyotes in Boxes.
Credit Porter McLeod

This week, "A Change of Tune" host Joni Deutsch interviews Kyle Baughman (drums, vocals) and Steve Holland (vocals, bass) from the indie rock band Coyotes in Boxes. The band is currently based in Nashville, but these Box-loving Coyotes still have a fond place in their heart for their alma mater (Marshall University), their hometown musical heroes (Sly Roosevelt, Tyler Childers, Qiet), and their home state (West Virginia).

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
12:05 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Hear Jason Isbell Play "Cover Me Up" Live on Mountain Stage

Jason Isbell performs "Cover Me Up," Live on Mountain Stage
Credit Josh Saul

Jason Isbell took home top honors last night at the 2014 American Music Association's awards ceremony in Nashville; winning  Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year for "Cover Me Up." Isbell perfomed "Cover Me Up" when he visited Mountain Stage last year, backed by his wife Amanda Shires on violin.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
3:37 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Hear Paul Thorn Play "What the Hell is Going On?," Live on Mountain Stage

Paul Thorn on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

With his trademark humor and razor-sharp insight, singer-songwriter Paul Thorn asks a question about the state of the world today as only he can: "What the Hell is Going On?"

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
10:40 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- September 13 & 14

The late, great Magic Slim first appeared on Mountain Stage in 2012. His music remains "a national treasure" in the blues world.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

As the old saying goes, "Everybody's working for the weekend," and it's no wonder considering the Mountain Stage archived performances we've picked out for this weekend's "Mountain Stage After Midnight." Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Radio, "Mountain Stage After Midnight" takes the best episodes from the show's 31 year history and shares their memories and songs with our late-night listeners. Each week we'll hand-pick two of our favorite episodes and they'll alternate order each night.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
10:00 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Hear Twin Forks Play "Kiss Me Darling" Live from Mountain Stage

Twin Forks, live on NPR's Mountain Stage with Larry Groce
Credit Brian Blauser

After nearly  two decades fronting iconic emo band Dashboard Confessional, Chris Carrabba has formed the heavily pop-influenced acoustic quartet Twin Forks. Here they perform "Kiss Me Darling," from their self-titled debut.

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Radio
8:00 am
Thu September 11, 2014

In Studio with the Montclaire String Quartet

The Montclaire String Quartet after an in-house performance at West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Credit Jim Lange

This past Wednesday, the Montclaire String Quartet stopped by the studios at West Virginia Public Radio for a live in-house performance. They performed selections from their upcoming concerts, gave their insights into the pieces and talked about the group's recent transitions. The members are from around the world but have found a home in West Virginia, and this year they welcome Cristian Fatu to the group. Here is this year's instrumentation:

Anton Shelepov -- 1st violin
Cristian Fatu -- 2nd violin
Bernard DiGregorio -- Viola
Andrea DiGregorio -- Cello
 

Their upcoming concert is at the University of Charleston Sunday, September 14th at 3:00 PM. Tickets are available in advance by calling the Clay Center Box Office at 304-561-3570 or online at wvsymphony.org. Tickets can also be acquired at the door at 2:00 PM. 

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Recommended If You Like: Easy, Breezy Folk
7:05 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

'A Change of Tune' Interviews Bahamas

Afie Jurvanen (aka Bahamas).

This week, "A Change of Tune" host Joni Deutsch interviews Bahamas, the pseudonym for singer-songwriter Afie Jurvanen. Although Bahamas is far from being Bahamian (hint: Jurvanen hails from the non-Caribbean lands of Canada), his effortlessly beautiful folk will make you believe you're surrounded by sun and sand.

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11:36 am
Fri September 5, 2014

The Science of Smart

American RadioWorks, The Science of Smart, Monday night at 8 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio

Until recently, we didn't know much about the best ways to learn. Now that's changing. Over recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this American RadioWorks program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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Mountain Stage Radio Preview
9:00 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Tune in This Saturday for Patty Griffin, The Head and the Heart, and More on Mountain Stage

Patty Griffin, live on Mountain Stage
Josh Saul

Mountain Stage returns to your radio this weekend with the first premiere broadcast of our fall season. You'll hear from singer-songwriter Patty Griffin, with songs from her long-unreleased classic Silver Bell. 90's hitmakers Toad the Wet Sprocket play some of their best-know songs (including "All I Want" and "Walk on the Ocean") and a few new classics. Indie acoustic darlings The Head and The Heart make their first Mountain Stage appearance, along with newcomer and instant crowd favorite Parker Millsap.

Mountain Stage After Midnight
1:17 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- September 6 & 7

Loudon Wainwright III has played on the show fourteen times since his Mountain Stage debut in 1988.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

 

Longstanding Mountain Stage alums Justin Townes Earle and Loudon Wainwright III are releasing new records this week, so it only seems right to open up the Mountain Stage archives to reminisce over their past performances with the help of “Mountain Stage After Midnight." Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Radio, "Mountain Stage After Midnight" takes the best episodes from the show's 31 year history and shares their memories and songs with our late-night listeners. Each week we'll hand-pick two of our favorite episodes and they'll alternate order each night.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
1:32 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Hear Toad the Wet Sprocket Play "Walk on the Ocean" Live on Mountain Stage

Toad the Wet Sprocket, live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Hitmakers Toad the Wet Sprocket made their first appearance on Mountain Stage near the beginning of their career in 1992. They return 22 years later to perform some of their most beloved songs, including this favorite, "Walk on the Ocean."

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Recommended If You Like: Art Pop from Appalachia
6:07 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

'A Change of Tune' Interviews New God

New God, led by West Virginia natives Curt and Kenny Tompkins
Credit Hillary Wilson

This week, "A Change of Tune" host Joni Deutsch interviews Petersburg-native Kenny Tompkins about New God, Tompkins' Baltimore-based art pop band that includes his very own brother, Curt Tompkins. The interview veers into topics as diverse as New God's music, the future of youth in West Virginia, and the confusion over the band's name and a popular Kanye West song. If you're a fan of music that invokes the breezy, lo-fi catchiness of The Beach Boys, this interview and band are recommended for you.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
7:10 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- August 30 & 31

Jakob Dylan, Neko Case, and Kelly Hogan performed together as the super-group Jakob Dylan & Three Legs on Mountain Stage in 2010.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

Want to hang out with some great live performance radio this Labor Day weekend? Of course you do! To celebrate the end of summer, "Mountain Stage After Midnight" is serving up some delicious performances straight from the Mountain Stage archives. Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Radio, "Mountain Stage After Midnight" takes the best episodes from the show's 31 year history and shares their memories and songs with our late-night listeners. Each week we'll hand-pick two of our favorite episodes and they'll alternate order each night.

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Mountain Stage Staff Picks
9:30 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Mountain Stage Staff Picks: Mieka Pauley Plays "Wreck"

Mountain Stage Associate Producer Jeff Shirley.
Credit 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 Jeff Shirley chose "Wreck" by singer-songwriter Mieka Pauley:

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
10:58 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Hear the Steep Canyon Rangers Play "Tell the Ones I Love" Live on Mountain Stage

The Steep Canyon Rangers, Live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers appear on this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage, fresh off their Grammy award-winning collaborations with Steve Martin. Here they perform the title track from their latest album, "Tell The Ones I Love."

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
7:32 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- August 23 & 24

Bahamas, the tropical pseudonym for Afie Jurvanen, appeared on Mountain Stage for the first time during this 2013 show.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

What goes best with Doctor Who's Season 8 premiere this weekend? A big ball of wibbly wobbly, timey wimey live performance radio!

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