For some people, taxidermy - preserving and mounting dead animals - can seem a little bit creepy. But for others, taxidermy is a serious art form that’s growing in popularity. One expert practitioner in Yadkin County, North Carolina enjoys sharing her work with others.
Hiss Golden Messenger appears on this week’s encore episode of Mountain Stage, with songs from their album “Hallelujah Anyhow,” as well as this tune from their 2013 release “Haw.”
M.C. Taylor is the front man and songwriter for North Carolina-based roots rock band Hiss Golden Messenger, whose electrified sound blurs the lines between country, blues and folk music. The band makes their second appearance on this week’s episode of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce.
Hear the entire set from Hiss Golden Messenger, plus performances by Kris Delmhorst, Teddy Thompson, Nicki Bluhm and West Virginia’s own The Parachute Brigade, on this week’s encore episode. Find a station in your area and stay tuned to our NPR Music page to hear the entire show again.
This week’s episode of Mountain Stage is a compilation of our "Festival Favorites." This special episode features performances by some of our favorite festival acts that have also graced the Mountain Stage. You'll hear songs from Phish, Joan Baez, Widespread Panic, Greensky Bluegrass, and many more.
Starting this Friday, May 19, episode 1,012 of Mountain Stage will be heard on nearly 300 NPR stations nationwide. Our guest-host Larry Groce steps in for this week’s show, with alt-country pioneer Robbie Fulks, award-winning bluegrass band The Gibson Brothers, folk rocker Jaimee Harris, Portland singer-songwriter Anna Tivel, and up-and-coming Kentucky artist Nicholas Jamerson.
For his ongoing series Getting Into Their Reality: Caring For Aging Parents, he spoke with Chris Schneider, the director of communications for the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, about how to celebrate Mother’s Day when mom has dementia.