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LISTEN: Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle Have The Mountain Stage Song Of The Week

Four people play string instruments like guitars, banjos and violins on a stage.
Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle perform on Mountain Stage in Morgantown, West Virginia.
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This week’s premiere broadcast of Mountain Stage was recorded in Morgantown, West Virginia at the Canady Creative Arts Center on the campus of West Virginia University (WVU) with our friends at WVU Arts & Entertainment. Guest host David Mayfield welcomes modern string band The Steel Wheels, Cincinatti-based roots-ensemble Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Leslie Mendelson, the intricate harmonies of Upstate, and Ivory Coast-born musician Peter One.

Our Song of the Week is “Jim Devlin,” which comes from acoustic toe-tapping group Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle. The song is about Louisville Grays pitcher Jim Devlin, who was an accomplished hitter and pitcher in the late 1800s, and the first pitcher to use the drop ball or “sinker” in baseball.

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