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Drive-By Truckers, Paul Kelly Headed to Mountain Stage Oct. 8

Fresh off the release of their critically acclaimed and politically charged latest release, “American Band,” modern-day rockers Drive-By Truckers will appear on a special Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce Sunday, October 8 at The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston, WV.

The Drive-By Truckers have made two appearances on Mountain Stage since 2009. The band’s primary songwriters Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley have both made solo appearances.


Australian songwriting standard-bearer Paul Kelly, who has appeared on Mountain Stage five times since 1992, will also be on the bill. Kelly has recorded over 21 studio albums as well as several film soundtracks (Lantana and the Cannes 2006 highlight, Jindabyne) and two live albums, in an influential career spanning more than thirty years. He was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1997. Listen to his 2012 appearance at NPR Music. More artists will be added in the coming weeks.


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Australian songwriting royalty Paul Kelly returns to Mountain Stage on October 8 at the Clay Center.

Emerging songwriter Daniel Norgren, who has been building an impassioned audience in his home country of Sweden and throughout Europe, is making Mountain Stage a part of his first North American tour. Read more in a Vinyl Me, Please feature.

Tickets will be $25 and $35 in advance, reserved seating, available to Clay Center Subscribers and Mountain Stage Members starting Tuesday, June 27 at 10 a.m.  Individual sales will begin online Friday, July 28 and at all other outlets starting Monday, July 31.

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