For some people, taxidermy - preserving and mounting dead animals - can seem a little bit creepy. But for others, taxidermy is a serious art form that’s growing in popularity. One expert practitioner in Yadkin County, North Carolina enjoys sharing her work with others.
Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce has announced three live shows for May in Charleston. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show, available today on MountainStage.org, by phone at 877-987-6487, locally at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston and also at the upcoming live shows.
On Sunday, May 1, Mountain Stage will record episode #869 at the Culture Center Theater on the State Capitol Grounds, 1900 Kanawaha Blvd., Charleston. The show (which will be heard on over 150 NPR Stations nationwide later this year) will include the return of folk trio The Wood Brothers, whose latest release Paradise was recorded at The Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye studio in Nashville. Check out their recent performance with Dobro master Jerry Douglas (whose West Virginia and Mountain Stage roots run deep), and make sure to sign-up for our email newsletter to find out who will join The Wood Brothers on this May 1 show.
On Sunday, May 8, Mountain Stage will return to its home at the Culture Center Theater to record episode #870. The show will include California troubadour Brett Dennen, who returns to the Mountain Stage for the fifth time with a new record (and perhaps a new bottle of Dennen Wines) in tow. Check out his last performance on the Mountain Stage below.
Joining him on May 8 is Portland soul singer Liz Vice, whose music has been described by one NPR Music contributor as having “a satisfying sound that pulls from Motown roots and offers a hopeful message.” Who will join Liz on this May 8 show? Follow and find out on social media.
And on Sunday, May 22, Mountain Stage will record episode #871 at the Culture Center Theater with wry-witted Texas songwriter Hayes Carll, whose recent work with Mountain Stage alum Lee Ann Womack has led to a 2016 Grammy nominee for Best Country Song. We’ll announce more acts for this show in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, check out his recent performance on KUTX.
For his ongoing series Getting Into Their Reality: Caring For Aging Parents, he spoke with Chris Schneider, the director of communications for the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, about how to celebrate Mother’s Day when mom has dementia.
West Virginia-born fiddler Phillip Bowen writes songs that reflect love for the place he calls home. His descriptions of the people and places from his childhood touch the ear and heart like a sentimental postcard. But he’s also willing to share songs that remember those who’ve been marginalized or forgotten.
On this West Virginia Morning, we travel two years back in time to 2021, when Inside Appalachia asked the question, “What is Appalachia?” Recently, the show received email responses from students in a writing class taught by Debra Nickles at Ohio University Chillicothe. Inside Appalachia host Mason Adams spoke with Nickles and her class about the assignment, which sparked a conversation about regional identity.