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Mountain Stage After Midnight- July 19 & 20


"Mountain Stage is one of the greatest musical crossroads of our time. It's a national treasure." -Daniel Lanois

Need the perfect soundtrack for your late nites/early mornings? Why not tune your radio dials to “Mountain Stage After Midnight,” broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Radio. It’s but one of the many lovely programs on our improved radio schedule, and it’s because of your listenership that we’re able to dig into the music archives to hear the best from Mountain Stage’s 31 year history. Each week, we’ll choose  two of our favorite Mountain Stage performances and alternate their order each night. 

Expect to get your indie/alternative boogie on for the Saturday July 19 and Sunday July 20 editions of “Mountain Stage After Midnight.” 

First, an episode from November 2010 featuring indie pop-folk lovebirds The Weepies, acoustic “super group” Punch Brothers, pop bluegrass group The Infamous Stringdusters, and alt-folk band Trampled by Turtles. In terms of very recent music news, Trampled by Turtles released their seventh studio record, Wild Animals, this past week See the playlist here.


Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage
This November 2010 performance was mega-producer/Black Dub founder Daniel Lanois’ fourth appearance on Mountain Stage.

Next, you’ll hear an episode featuring the likes of artrock collective Black Dub, indie rock group Delta Spirit, Brooklyn-by-way-0f-Vermont singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, ukelele-strumming starlet Danielle At the Sandwich, and chamber folkers Horse Feathers.  In terms of future music news, Delta Spirit will have a new record out this September called “Into the Wide.”  Check out the playlist here.

Do you 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.