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LISTEN: Ruthie Foster Has The Mountain Stage Song Of The Week

Two people are shown performing on a stage. The photograph is from the waist up. On the microphone is a woman with a large guitar.
Ruthie Foster makes her sixth appearance on Mountain Stage in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Chris Morris/Mountain Stage

This week’s broadcast of Mountain Stage was recorded on the campus of West Virginia University (WVU) at the Canady Creative Arts Center. Joining us on this episode is Ruthie Foster, Charlie Mars, The Wandering Hearts, Fellow Pynins, Rebecca Porter and guest host David Mayfield.

Our Song of the Week is by the versatile Austin, Texas-based vocal powerhouse Ruthie Foster. The three-time Grammy winner performed “Healing Time,” the upbeat title song from her ninth studio album. Songs from Foster’s 2022 album exude feelings of power, love and freedom, which was felt by the audience who were brought to their feet for a standing ovation at the end of her set.

Starting Friday, May 24, hear Ruthie Foster‘s full set, plus live performances by singer-songwriter Charlie Mars, The Wandering Hearts — who are known for their world-class three-part harmonies, folk duo Fellow Pynins and country singer-songwriter Rebecca Porter.

Tune in to this week’s premiere episode on these public radio stations. Be sure to check out our podcast page for the newest episodes and sign up for email updates to help plan your trip to be a part of a live show in Charleston, West Virginia and on the road!