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Mountain Stage After Midnight- Listener's Choice!


Four Mountain Stage performances enter, two Mountain Stage performances leave. So who was it going to be: legendary country music offspring Rosanne Cash, legendary singer-songwriter Randy Newman, bluegrass maestro Del McCoury or folk-rock duo The Civil Wars? After counting up the votes on Mountain Stage’s Facebook, Twitter and even Instagram, we have finally determined which fan-favorite sets will air overnights this weekend on “Mountain Stage After Midnight.” 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. 

You voted for them, and they won. Here are the archived shows that will air Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1 on West Virginia Public Broadcasting:


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The Civil Wars on Mountain Stage in 2011. The duo won four Grammy’s prior to their 2014 breakup

With the most votes, our first fan favorite performance comes from 2011 and includes such music notorieties as The Civil Wars, Mark Olsen, Ron Sexsmith, Sonya Kitchell featuring Brooklyn Strings and The Steel Wheels.


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Randy Newman on Mountain Stage in 1999. This show happens to be one of Mountain Stage host Larry Groce’s favorites.

Our second fan favorite winner, as voted by you, is a 1999 Mountain Stage show featuring Randy Newman, Richard Thompson, Matapat and Eddi Reader/Clive Gregson/Book Hewerdine.

Did your favorite performances win? Do you have archived shows in mind for the next Listener’s Choice? Let us know on Mountain Stage’s Facebook! More importantly, if you like what you hear and want to keep Mountain Stage on airwaves, consider pledging your support to West Virginia Public Broadcasting during its annual Chocolate Challenge fund drive. You might even get a special Mountain Stage gift for your thoughtfulness.