If you had to bet on one, I would say Shepherdstown was probably founded first, simply because it's on an important thoroughfare connecting the Shenandoah Valley to the important Delaware ports, where a lot of European migrants, principally Scots Irish and German migrants, were arriving in the 18th century. So it's likely that these migrants arrived at the banks of the Potomac River in the valley before they arrived in the South Branch Valley. So it's likely that Shepherdstown was founded earlier.
Live Show News: The Devil Makes Three, Si Kahn, Over the Rhine and More Coming to Mountain Stage
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Mountain Stage looks towards Spring as we finalize our upcoming shows in April and May. Browse our entire live-show schedule for details and more links, and be sure to purchase early before the show sells out, like our April 14 event with Matt Nathanson, Stephen Kellogg, Carbon Leaf and others.
On Sunday, April 7 Mountain Stage returns to Athens, OH on the campus of Ohio University thanks to our hosts at OU Performing Arts. We’ve completed the line-up with the addition of two Ohio-based artists, Over the Rhine and Adam Remnant, who join The Lone Bellow, Scott Mulvahill and Anna Tivel when we record at Memorial Auditorium.
Over the Rhine have been coming to Mountain Stage since 1993, and will return this time with songs from their newly released project titled Love & Revelation. The 11-songs on Love & Revelation were recorded in Culver City, CA and showcase the pair’s timeless songcraft and understated yet soulful delivery.
Adam Remnant, a founding member and principal songwriter in the alt-roots group Southeast Engine, has struck out on his own with a solo album, Sourwood, recorded in his home studio of Athens, Ohio.
On April 28 Mountain Stage returns to the Lyle B. Clay Concert Theatre in Morgantown’s Creative Arts Center with our partners at WVU Arts & Entertainment. Just added to the line-up is folk musician, activist and composer Si Kahn, who will be performing on the show in celebration of his 75th birthday, along with European bluegrass group The Looping Brothers. Their latest collaboration will be released in March, a follow-up to their 2013 release Aragon Mill: The Bluegrass Sessions. In 2017, Kahn was acknowledged by the International Folk Alliance with their “Spirit of Folk Award.”
Also joining the April 28 bill in Morgantown will be Nashville-based songwriter and singer Sean McConnell, whose new album, Secondhand Smoke, was released last month. McConnell has a long career at a relatively young age, since the 34-year-old started releasing his own music at age 15. Sean earned his first no. 1 single on country charts as a co-writer in early 2018 with breakout artist Brett Young’s delivery of “Mercy.” The video for his song “Here We Go” was recently featured in NPR Music and World Café’s monthly web feature “Heavy Rotation.”
Tickets for April 28 in Morgantown are reserved seating, available online or by calling 304.293.SHOW.
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The Devil Makes Three’s new release, Chains Are Broken, was recorded at Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso, TX with producer Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys). It’s the band’s sixth full-length record and first since 2013, and May 12 will mark the band’s second appearance on Mountain Stage.
The Devil Makes Three join the line-up on Sunday, May 12 along with The David Bromberg Quintet, one-man-psych-rock band The Suitcase Junket, folk-music icon Eliza Gilkyson and Ireland’s Jarlath Henderson. Tickets are available now online and at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston.
Master Sgt. Mike Wiley, a JROTC instructor at Monroe County Technical Center, has earned West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Above and Beyond Award for March, which recognizes excellence and creativity of Mountain State teachers.
Kristi Sanders, a reading and math interventionist at North Jefferson Elementary in Kearneysville, Jefferson County, has earned West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Above and Beyond Award for February, which recognizes excellence and creativity of Mountain State teachers.