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LISTEN: W.Va. Native Philip Bowen Has The Mountain Stage Song Of The Week

Two people sing on a stage.
Philip Bowen sings a song with Mountain Stage host Kathy Mattea.
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This week’s encore episode 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, Dec. 15, and be sure to subscribe to our podcast so you never miss a note.

Our Song of the Week comes from West Virginia native, singer, songwriter, fiddler and TikTok sensation Philip Bowen. Bowen has been named TikTok’s Gamers Greatest Talent, and has reached one million followers on the platform.

While he’s beloved on the web for his fiddling covers of popular songs, his original song “Old Kanawha,” is our Mountain Stage Song of the Week.

This title track comes from Bowen’s debut album “Old Kanawha,” which was released earlier this year.

Hear the entire set from Bowen, plus live performances by the Tim O’Brien Band, David Mayfield Parade, Lauren Calve and the Dirty Grass Players on this week’s episode of Mountain Stage with host Kathy Mattea.

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