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Listen: Darlingside on Mountain Stage

Darlingside wowed the audience in Morgantown when they recorded for this week's encore episode of Mountain Stage, with guest-host Kathy Mattea.
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This week’s broadcast of “Mountain Stage” revisits a show from last April with special guest host Kathy Mattea that includes an awe-inspiring set from New England quartet Darlingside. Our Song of the Week is the band’s harmony-rich performance of  “Hold Your Head Up High,” recorded in Morgantown, West Virginia in partnership with WVU Arts & Entertainment.

"If it's possible to embrace distopia with optimism and curiosity, these are the guys to do it." -Kathy Mattea, introducing Darlingside.

The song is included on the band’s critically acclaimed album Extra Life.


Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage
Guests from the show gather for one last number at the WVU Creative Arts Center in Morgantown, W.Va.

Hear the entire set from Darlingside, plus performances by Greg Brown, Lula Wiles, Sean McConnell, and Si Kahn & The Looping Brothers, on this week’s encore episode of Mountain Stage with our special guest-host Kathy Mattea.

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