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Live Show News: Darrell Scott, Joan Shelley and More Updates


Mountain Stage is adding guest artists to their array of live shows already on the calendar.

There are currently six shows on sale for audiences to be a part of our live Mountain Stage events. Browse the entire schedule for details on each show, and let us know you’re coming on Facebook. Be sure you’re signed up for our e-mail newsletter, and better yet make sure you sign up for Mountain Stage Membership, as we have three live shows coming for the month of June in our hometown of Charleston, WV- including some exciting plans during FestivALL Charleston.

But first….

Darrell Scott, bonafide troubadour and musical beacon, has been added to the bill on March 15 when Kathy Mattea returns to guest host with a talent-packed lineup that already includes J2B2 (featuring John Jorgenson on acoustic guitar, mandolin and vocals; Herb Pedersen on banjo, acoustic guitar and vocals; Mark Fain on bass; and Patrick Sauber), Ireland’s Karan Casey, Western North Carolina’s rustic blues maestro Malcolm Holcombe, and critically acclaimed artist, producer and musician Jonathan Wilson.

Scott just memorialized the anniversary of the passing of Hank Williams on New Years day by releasing the first single from his upcoming album Darrell Scott Sings the Blues of Hank Williams. You can hear “My Sweet Love Ain’t Around” below and click here for tickets to see him live on March 15.


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Joan Shelley will join the line-up Sunday April 26 in Athens, OH.

Our April 26 show at Ohio University has generated a lot of interest already with the buzz surrounding the 4 Grammy nominations for UK country-soul sensation Yola, who leads a bill with guest host Kathy Mattea that already includes Kim Richey and Carsie Blanton. Recognition keeps building for Yola, who was recently awarded both UK Album and UK Artist of the Year at the AmericanaFest UK.

Fitting nicely among those artists on April 26 will be revered folk singer and songwriter Joan Shelley. She appeared recently on the popular WTF podcast with Marc Maron, and last year released Like the River Loves the Sea. The hauntingly beautiful collection was recorded in Reykjavik, Iceland with James Elkington co-producing.

Tickets for April 26 are available via Ohio University Performing Arts, who are presenting Mountain Stage in partnership with our affiliate station WOUB Public Media.

Joan Shelley – The Fading


We’ve completed the line-ups for our upcoming February shows, including one that is already sold out. On February 16, guest host Kathy Mattea will welcome Dom Flemons, former member of the popular string-band Carolina Chocolate Drops, with songs from his 2018 release titled Dom Flemons Presents Black Cowboys. The album garnered a GRAMMY Nomination for “Best Folk Album” at the 61st GRAMMY Awards and peaked at #5 on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts, receiving multiple year-end album recognitions. Flemons was also nominated for “2018 Artist of The Year” at the International Folk Music Awards. He recently announced a deluxe re-issue of his 2014 album Prospect Hill, via Rolling Stone Country.

Tickets for February 16 have already sold out, thanks to a powerful lineup that also features The SteelDrivers, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, soulful folk artist Christopher Paul Stelling, and roots duo The Small Glories.


Emily Scott Robinson appears for the first time on Mountain Stage Feb. 23 in Charleston, WV.

There are still a limited number of tickets available for Sunday, February 23 when Larry Groce returns to welcome beloved “amplified string band with drums” Railroad Earth, ukulele phenom Jake Shimabukuro, singer songwriter and podcaster Joe Pug, and Red House recording artists The Mastersons. We’ve finalized the line-up with the addition of road-tested singer and songwriter Emily Scott Robinson. Robinson’s debut Traveling Mercies was named one of Rolling Stone’s 40 Best Country & Americana Albums of 2019.

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Next up are THREE new events coming for the month of June, with news hitting Mountain Stage Member inboxes this Friday, February 7 around 10 a.m. Sign-up for membership here to enjoy presale access to all our Culture Center Shows before they’re available to anyone else.