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LISTEN: John Fullbright Has The Mountain Stage Song Of The Week From Pittsburg, KS

A man sits at a Steinway piano and sings into a microphone.
John Fullbright performs on Mountain Stage in Pittsburg, KS.
Chris Morris/Mountain Stage

This week, Mountain Stage revisits their time in Pittsburg, Kansas. This encore episode was recorded in the home of KRPS — Four States Public Radio and Pittsburg State University. Emanating from the Bicknell Family Center for the Performing Arts with support from the Bicknell Family Presents, we welcomed Oklahoma’s John Fullbright, who brought songs from The Liar, his first album of new music in eight years.

Folk singer, songwriter and performer Willi Carlisle, a native of Kansas, performed songs from his heralded album Peculiar, Missouri. We couldn’t go all the way to Kansas without bringing some West Virginia talent with us, so we invited traditional duo Jesse Milnes and Emily Miller, and it turns out Emily’s family has deep roots in Kansas! You’ll also hear an enchanting acoustic set from Martha Scanlan and Jon Neufeld, plus songs and stories from the ever-entertaining Matt The Electrician.

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Our Song of the Week comes from Fullbright, whose new record The Liar, features a more enriched band sound. However, this performance of “Poster Child,” is an intimate version, with Fullbright alone at the piano.

Hear the entire set from John Fullbright, plus live performances by Willi Carlisle, Matt The Electrician, Jesse Milnes & Emily Miller, and Martha Scanlan and Jon Neufeld.

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