On a foggy morning, Angela Wynn heads into the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina. Normally, she’d be starting a day of work as a housekeeper here. But today, she’s at the school for a different reason. She’s here to learn how to cut out wood blanks from Richard Carter, a longtime Brasstown Carver.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Join us for this week’s episode of Mountain Stage, as two premier West Virginia arts and culture organizations join forces for an epic combination of orchestral and popular music.
This special episode features the 70 plus member West Virginia Symphony, under the musical direction of Maurice Cohn. We hear two sets from folk music icon Judy Collins along with the symphony, plus featured performances from our host Kathy Mattea, and modern composer and songwriter Gabriel Kahane.
Our own Mountain Stage Band members also enjoy symphonic accompaniment, as pianist Bob Thompson and vocalist Julie Adams perform alongside the symphony as well, with Adams’ featuring principal trumpeter David Porter.
Our Song of the Week is “Michael from Mountains” sung by Judy Collins. The song was written by Joni Mitchell and released on Collins’ 1967 landmark album Wildflowers.
Collins’ remarkable career has spanned more than five decades. The singer-songwriter has released over 50 albums, including Spellbound, which was released in 2022. As you will see and hear, Judy Collins remains sharp and poignant, professing to the audience that “84 is the new 27!”
Join us starting Friday, Dec. 8 on these public radio stations to listen to the entire two-hour episode. Like what you hear? Make sure you are signed up for the Mountain Stage newsletter so you don’t miss a beat!
*This episode will be heard on broadcast only and will not be made available for streaming or download.