On this West Virginia Morning, family recipes are a way for people to connect with their ancestors, but what do you do when the measurements for the recipe aren’t exact and you’ve never actually tried Grandma’s potato candy. Brenda Sandoval in Harper’s Ferry had to find out. Inside Appalachia’s Capri Cafaro has more.
Original Post: Mountain Stage is pleased to announce that Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Patti Smith & Her Band featuring Jackson and Jesse Paris Smith, will appear on Mountain Stage Sunday February 11 at the Culture Center Theater.
The best-selling author, photographer, rocker and activist will be in town to accept the induction of her late-husband, Lincoln County-born Fred “Sonic” Smith (1949-1994), into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame the previous night.
Also appearing on February 11 are Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore featuring Lucy and Brigid Moore, singer-songwriter Van William, plus a special Tribute to Little Jimmy Dickens featuring WV Music Hall of Famers Tim O’Brien, Charlie McCoy and friends. Tickets are available now online, by phone at 877.987.6487 or locally at Taylor Books in Downtown, Charleston.
The WV Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held Saturday February 10 at the Culture Center and is a can’t-miss night of unexpected surprises and collaborations. Learn more about this year’s inductees and purchase tickets online or at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston.
MORE LIVE SHOW NEWS:
Our Spring calendar is filling out and tickets are already moving fast. We have three exciting shows planned for March, all at the Culture Center Theater in our hometown of Charleston, WV . Visit our Live Show Schedule for the complete line-ups and ticket info.
On Sunday March 4 we welcome back Grammy winning WV-native Kathy Mattea to be our special guest-host with featured performances by Seamus Egan Project and, just announced, The Mulligan Brothers. This Mobile, Alabama group has a rich roots rock sound that has built plenty of steam with each of their three albums, the latest of which is “Live from The Netherlands.”
On Sunday March 25 we wager there won’t be a greater collection of Americana music’s finest anywhere in the country that compares to our Mountain Stage line-up in Charleston, WV. We’ve just added two of the country’s most highly regarded songwriters, James McMurtry and John Moreland, to the bill that already features Lee Ann Womack, Inara George and The Low Anthem. All of these artists have fantastic new works to explore, and we can’t wait to hear them live.
Tickets for all March shows are only $20 in Advance, available online, by phone at 877.987,6487 or locally at Taylor Books.
We’ve added Milwaukee’s emerging roots band Dead Horses to the show Sunday April 15, alongside M. Ward and The Sea, The Sea. Dead Horses third album “My Mother the Moon!” is due out soon, capitalizing on their recognition in 2017 for “Best Album,” “Best Americana/Bluegrass Artist,” & “Best Female Vocalist” in the 2017 Wisconsin Area Music Industry awards.
AND ONE MORE SHOW:
Finally, we’re announcing another Spring show on Sunday, April 22 at the Culture Center Theater as we welcome Nashville-based songwriting great Kim Richey, and San Fran’s pure rock and roller Chuck Prophet. Richey released a new single, “Whistle On Occasion”, as a preview to her upcoming release “Edgeland” due March 30. You won’t be surprised to learn the single features Prophet.
Tickets for this event will be on sale to members online starting Friday, January 26, and via all outlets on Friday, February 1 at 10a.m. Members check your e-mail for your code.
Mountain Stage Members make a recurring gift to Mountain Stage of $10/month or more, and receive seven days of exclusive online pre-sale access to all Culture Center Shows. Find out how to become a member here.
West Virginia Public Broadcasting announces that Mountain Stage is featured in the latest issue of Rolling Stone Magazine. Rolling Stone journalist Garret Woodward explores the diverse group of nationally recognized musicians who have played Mountain Stage, highlighting the uniqueness of the show on today’s airwaves.
Theresa Dennison, a kindergarten teacher at Panther Creek Elementary, has earned West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Above and Beyond Award for January, which recognizes excellence and creativity of Mountain State teachers.
Edible Mountain follows botanists, conservationists, and enthusiastic hobbyists in the field as they provide insight on sustainable forest foraging. The episodes are designed to increase appreciation and accessibility to the abundance found in Appalachia, celebrating the traditional knowledge and customs of Appalachian folk concerning plants and their medical, religious, and social uses.