For working comedians, mean-spirited hecklers are part of the job. But what happens when someone gets angry enough to throw a beer? And, West Virginia poet laureate Marc Harshman had his own experience with an intimidating gig. We also hear some advice for people caring for aging relatives. You’ll hear these stories and more this week, Inside Appalachia.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
This week’s archive special of Mountain Stage was recorded in October 2017 at The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston, West Virginia. We’ll hear performances from mainstay alt-rockers Drive-By Truckers, who brought songs from their politically charged release of the period, American Band.
One of Australia’s preeminent songwriters Paul Kelly returns to Mountain Stage for the sixth time, with songs from his album Life is Fine. Plus we hear an intimate set from Jessica Lea Mayfield, the impassioned vocals and songs of James Maddock, plus Swedish indie-rocker Daniel Norgren.
It’s been said that Paul Kelly’s songs “dig deep into Australia: how it feels, looks, tastes, sounds.” Our Song of the Week, “Rising Moon” from his 2017 performance on Mountain Stage, exemplifies Kelly’s powerful ways with melody and showcases the accompanying vocals of Vika and Linda Bull.
In addition to three recent themed compilations of his catalog, Kelly’s latest Paul Kelly’s Christmas Train, is a 22-song double album that ranges from rousing rock songs to traditional hymns and carols and an Irish folk ballad set on Christmas morning.