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Mountain Stage After Midnight- Listener's Choice!


Last year, “Mountain Stage After Midnight” posed a question to its music-loving fans: Who do you want to listen to overnight weekends? You voted on our Facebook, we tallied’em up and Bela Fleck and Robert Cray were crowned the victors. Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to see who you want to hear on next weekend’s “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. For this round, the four show options are:

  1. Rosanne Cash’s first Mountain Stage in 1995, along with Tracy Nelson, Grant McLennan and Boneheads.
  2. WILDCARD- He lost in the last competition, but we’re bringing him back for Round 2. Randy Newman’s 1999 show, also featuring Richard Thompson, Matapat and Eddi Reader/Clive Gregson/Book Hewerdine.
  3. The Del McCoury Band’s 2006 show, including Martina McBride, Paul Thorn and Jessi Colter.
  4. The Civil Wars’ 2011 show (before the band’s break-up), which features Mark Olsen, Ron Sexsmith, Sonya Kitchell featuring Brooklyn Strings and The Steel Wheels.

The rules are simple: Head to Mountain Stage’s Facebook and comment on the “Mountain Stage After Midnight” post with the two shows that you’d like to hear January 31 and February 1 on West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Want to ensure that your favorite shows win? Like, share, retweet and regram the post with friends and family. The winners will be announced next Wednesday on West Virginia Public Broadcasting and on Mountain Stage’s social media. Most importantly, make sure you tune in overnights next weekend to hear the winning shows!