On this West Virginia Morning, a weekend of comedy kicks off Thursday in Morgantown. Now in its second year, the Red Eye Comedy Festival is not only highlighting the state’s nascent comedy community, but also attracting national talent to the region.
Don’t get us wrong, we love doing themes for “Mountain Stage After Midnight” (see: Celtic music for St. Patrick’s Day, archived sets in honor of new releases). But this week’s archived shows are nothin’ but good music, plain and simple.
Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Broadcasting, “Mountain Stage After Midnight” takes the best episodes from the show’s 31 year history and shares their memories and songs with our late-night listeners.
Take a mid-day nap and stay up late to hear some amazing live performance radio on Saturday April 18 and Sunday April 19 during “Mountain Stage After Midnight.”
First up is a January 2008 show featuring Bill Evans Soulgrass with Sam Bush & Richard Bono, Marc Cohn, Jeremy Fisher, Kelly Sweet and Amy Correia.
We’ll also hear a February 2008 show featuring Tim Finn, Otis Taylor, Grant Lee Phillips, Patty Larkin and Joe Rathbone.
On July 28, 2022 — the day of the flood — James and Ruby Boggs had about four and a half feet of water rushing through their two-story house. They live in an old coal camp called Millstone. It sits on the North Fork of the Kentucky River, and it was one of the communities hit hard by the flood.
The Columbus Washboard Company in Logan, Ohio is the last and only washboard factory in the United States. Founded in 1895, the company has more recently adapted its product to meet the varied needs of its customers, many of whom are musicians.