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

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Philip Bowen (left) performing on the Mountain Stage with host Kathy Mattea.
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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.

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 he’s approaching one million followers on the platform.

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

Bowen has a song being released this weekend, “Sweet, Honey,” the first single off his upcoming debut album.

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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Kathy Mattea welcomes all the guests back for one more song at the end of this week’s episode. Credit: Chris Morris/Mountain Stage