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Live Show News: Yola and Pokey LaFarge Added to Mountain Stage Lineups


Mountain Stage is adding two new shows to an already extensive live event schedule. Be sure to sign up for our e-mail newsletter for updates and follow along on social media for more artist announcements.


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Pokey LaFarge will make his fourth appearance on Mountain Stage Sunday May 10 in Charleston, W.Va.

On Sunday May 10 Mountain Stage host and co-founder Larry Groce will welcome back the incomparable Pokey LaFarge, who will make his fourth appearance on the show.

Tickets are on sale now to Mountain Stage Members for only $15. Members make a recurring gift of $10/month or $120 annually and receive presale access and frequent discounts to our Culture Center shows. General Admission tickets will be $20 in Advance, available online and at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston on Friday, January 24 at 10a.m. EST.

LaFarge will join us shortly after wrapping up some tour dates through Mainland Europe. His latest release, Rock Bottom Rhapsody, is scheduled for release on April 10th, 2020 via New West Records.

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As previously announced, Mountain Stage returns to the campus of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio on Sunday April 26 at the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium as guests of OU Events and our affiliate WOUB Public Media.

This will be our first show in Athens with guest host Kathy Mattea, and we’re proud to announce our special guests will include British country-soul sensation Yola, songwriter extraordinaire Kim Richey, and the outspoken troubadour Carsie Blanton. Tickets are already on sale via OU Events. Find more venue and ticket info here.

2020 has already been quite a year for Yola, who appeared last night on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Her Dan Auerbach–produced album, Walk Through Fire, earned her four Grammy nominations, including Best Americana Album and Best New Artist.

Watch the Fallon performance below and check out Walk Through the Fire via Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound.


A longtime favorite of Mountain Stage, singer and songwriter Kim Richey returns to the show on April 26, celebrating the 20th anniversary of her landmark album “Glimmer,” with a new release, A Long Way Back: The Songs of Glimmer, due March 27 on YepRoc Records. Richey recorded all 14 songs from the original release with two-time Grammy-nominated producer Doug Lancio in Nashville. The first single, “Come Around,” is available now.
Richey just appeared at the Ryman Auditorium on the first night of Brandi Carlile’s recent resedency there, and she’ll embark on a nationwide tour celebrating the Glimmer anniversary, performing the whole album and some old favorites.


Socially conscious songwriter Carsie Blanton will appear for the third time on April 26. According to her website, Blanton is “inspired by artists including Nina Simone and Randy Newman, her songs encompass a wide range of genres, from sultry pop to punk-tinged Americana. Whether alone with her electric guitar or fronting her four-piece “handsome band,” Carsie delivers every song with an equal dose of moxie and mischief.” Her latest, Buck Up, was released in February of last year.

“American Kid”- Carsie Blanton

Tickets for the April 26 Athens show are on sale now, and May 10 is on sale now to Mountain Stage Members.
Tickets will be available for May 10 at Taylor Books and online starting Friday, January 24 at 10a.m. EST.

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