Square dance calling — the spoken instructions said over the music — makes participation easy. But there are other aspects — like the prevalence of gendered language such as “ladies and gents” — that can make square dancing an unwelcoming or confusing space. One group of friends in the Appalachian square dance scene are taking action to make the tradition more welcoming for all participants.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale are the singers, songwriters and guitarists that comprise the modern folk duo The Milk Carton Kids. Hear their 2019 performance on “Mountain Stage” starting this Friday.”Mourning In America,” a song they co-wrote with Bhi Bhiman, appears on the band’s Joe Henry-produced album All The Things That I Did And All The Things That I Didn’t Do, released in 2018.
You can hear The Milk Carton Kids’ entire set, plus performances by Steve Poltz, Vera Sola, Griffin House and Twisted Pine, on this week’s new episode of Mountain Stage.