On this West Virginia Morning, a weekend of comedy kicks off Thursday in Morgantown. Now in its second year, the Red Eye Comedy Festival is not only highlighting the state’s nascent comedy community, but also attracting national talent to the region.
Michael and Tanya Trotter are the driving voices behind The War And Treaty. With an energetic sound that blends classic roots, gospel and R&B with country and soul, The War And Treaty are a treat to experience live.
Our Song of the Week comes from the band’s first appearance on Mountain Stage: their soulful, gospel-influenced song “It’s Not Over Yet.”
The War And Treaty’s debut EP garnered a lot of buzz and led to Americana music luminary Buddy Miller stepping up to produce the band’s first full-length albumHealing Tide. Their exciting live shows have further cemented their status as a band to watch.
Hear their entire set on this week’s encore episode of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, plus live performances from Amanda Shires, Israel Nash, Byron Isaacs and Teitur. Find a station where you can listen here, and stay tuned because brand-new episodes will be hitting your airwaves very soon!
This week’s show features long-time Mountain Stage favorite Tim O’Brien and his band, joined on this week’s line-up by David Mayfield Parade, Dirty Grass Players, Philip Bowen, and Lauren Calve. Join us on one of these NPR stations starting Friday, March 31, and be sure to subscribe to our podcast so you never miss a note.
West Virginia Public Broadcasting announces that Mountain Stage is featured in the latest issue of Rolling Stone Magazine. Rolling Stone journalist Garret Woodward explores the diverse group of nationally recognized musicians who have played Mountain Stage, highlighting the uniqueness of the show on today’s airwaves.
Theresa Dennison, a kindergarten teacher at Panther Creek Elementary, has earned West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Above and Beyond Award for January, which recognizes excellence and creativity of Mountain State teachers.
Mountain Stage officially kicks off our 40th Broadcast Season this week with our 39th anniversary celebration featuring Bela Fleck My Bluegrass Heart, The Brother Brothers, Alice Howe with Freebo, The Bing Brother feat. Jake Krack, and a special appearance from West Virginia’s Poet Laureate Marc Harshman.