Listen: West Virginia Indie-Rocker William Matheny Has Our Mountain Stage Song of the Week

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This week’s episode was recorded in Morgantown, West Virginia-without an audience- thanks to a gnarly snow and ice storm that took over the area. Our colleagues at WVU Arts & Entertainment helped us produce the show, even though it was cancelled for ticket holders, at the WVU Canady Creative Arts Center on the campus of West Virginia University.

We hear exciting sets from songwriter, producer and performer Matthew E. White, with songs from his latest, K Bay. Kentucky-based roots-rockers Bendigo Fletcher also join us, along with songwriter Andrea Von Kampen, the innovative banjo sounds of Tall Tall Trees, and a set from West Virginia’s own indie-rocker, William Matheny, who has our Song of the Week.

William Matheny – Bird of Youth, live on Mountain Stage
WV indie-rocker William Matheny performs a new song from his upcoming album due sometime in 2022.

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Accompanied by Bud Carroll on guitar, Craig Burletic on bass, Jeremy Batten on keyboards, and Clint Sutton on drums, Matheny performs “Bird of Youth,” a finely crafted piece of introspection, from his upcoming album, to be released later this year.

Be sure to join us starting this weekend on these NPR Music stations for the whole episode. Be sure to subscribe to our podcast so you don’t miss a note, and take a look at our Live Show Schedule and plan your trip to be a part of our radio audience. We’ll be back in Morgantown March 27 with Janis Ian, and we just announced three new shows for later this year, including May 22 with Martin Sexton, June 19 with Southern Avenue and We Banjo 3, and July 24 with Robert Earl Keen on his “I’m Coming Home” Tour. Browse the schedule and pick up tickets via Eventbrite to join us in person.