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.
Celebrate the weekend with a pair of performances that share a common Drive-By Truckers thread, courtesy of “Mountain Stage After Midnight.” Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Radio, “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. Each week we’ll hand-pick two of our favorite episodes and they’ll alternate order each night.
Join us as we flashback to performances from the year 2012 for Saturday August 2 and Sunday August 3 on “Mountain Stage After Midnight.”
First you’ll hear a February 2012 performance from American power poppers Fountains of Wayne, “Bayou Soul Man” Marc Broussard (who just released A Life Worth Living this past week), Australian singer-songwriter Ben Lee, soulful vocalist Grace Weber, and Americana singer-violinist Amanda Shires. See the playlist.
Next, an episode recorded on the campus of University of Georgia in Athens featuring Drive-By Truckers c0-founder Patterson Hood, American composer Van Dyke Parks, Faroese musician Teitur, Southern multi-instrumentalist Randall Bramblett, and Atlanta guitarist Caroline Aiken. See the playlist.
Have a Mountain Stage performance in mind that you’d love to hear overnight weekends? Send us your recommendations over at the show’s Facebook and Twitter. While you’re at it, make sure to check out The Mountain Stage Podcast to see why Mountain Stage remains the home of live music on public radio.
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.
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.
Wilco will make their fourth appearance on Mountain Stage with a special extended set Sunday April 30 at the Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on the campus of Ohio University in Athens, OH. Tickets are $25-35, and will be on sale Friday, January 20 at 10a.m. EST.Friday, January 20th also sees the LP and CD release of Wilco’s 12th album, Cruel Country, deemed one of the best of 2022 by The New York Times, NPR Music, Rolling Stone and others.