Mallory Richards Published

LISTEN: Wilco Has The Mountain Stage Song Of The Week

Three people are shown on a stage. One person plays a guitar. In the back, two people play on keyboards.
Wilco makes their fourth appearance on Mountain Stage in Athens, Ohio.
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On this week’s encore broadcast of Mountain Stage, guest host Larry Groce welcomes Wilco back to the show for their fourth appearance since 1996.

Also joining us is blues man Guy Davis, alt-folk singer and songwriter Peter Case, and Grammy Nominated songwriter and producer Garrison Starr. Thanks to our partners at WOUB Public Media and at Ohio University Arts, we had a sold-out crowd gathered at the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium in Athens, Ohio.

Our Song of the Week comes from pioneering alt-rock sextet, Wilco. Formed in the mid-’90s, the influential Chicago-based band evolved into the standard-bearers for experimental rock over the past two decades. With their 12th studio album Cruel Country, they lean back into their roots for what the band itself labels as a “country album,” with their innovation and influences all on display.

The album’s title track, “Cruel Country,” is our Song of the Week.

Join us on the radio starting Friday, Feb. 23 to hear the entire set from Wilco, plus live performances from Peter Case, Guy Davis and Garrison Starr.

Check out the playlist here, and take a look at our list of affiliates to find out when and where you can tune in. This episode (1,013) is also now available via the Mountain Stage podcast.