Larry Bellorín is a musician from Venezuela, who is seeking asylum in the U.S. He thought his musical career was in the past until he met Joe Troop, a GRAMMY-nominated musician and North Carolina native who introduced Larry to the folk music and traditions of Appalachia, which seemed quite similar to the joropo he played in Venezuela. Their duo, Larry & Joe, is the realization of a dream for both musicians. It’s also a reminder for Larry of what — and who — he had to leave behind.
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.
Clear your schedules for some great tunes Saturday April 25 and Sunday April 26 on “Mountain Stage After Midnight.”
First up is a February 2011 show, recorded at the Civic Center’s Little Theater in Charleston, WV. It features Lucinda Williams, Red Horse, Low Anthem, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion and Ivan & Alyosha.
We’ll also hear a March 2011 show from Bristol, Tennessee (otherwise known as the birthplace of country music). It includes an extended line-up that includes the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dale Ann Bradley, Steve Gulley & Kim Fox, Dale Jett & Hello Stranger, Jill Andrews and The Stoneman Sisters.
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Drop of Sun Studios in Asheville, North Carolina, is in the midst of an indie rock hot streak. Inside Appalachia host Mason Adams contacted Drop of Sun co-founder Alex Farrar to find out how he got into making music, and what’s the secret behind making buzzworthy music albums.
This week on Inside Appalachia, Drop of Sun Studios in Asheville, North Carolina has put out some of the hottest indie rock records of the year. We talk with one of its co-founders. We also visit the Alleghany Highlands, where Appalachia’s maple syrup traditions are changing with the times. And, poet Lacy Snapp introduces us to east Tennessee’s poetry scene.
On this West Virginia Morning, Drop of Sun Studios in Asheville, North Carolina has become something of an “it” record studio. Run by Alex Farrar and Adam McDaniel, the studio has racked up a slew of acclaimed records inside the past year, including albums by Angel Olsen, Archers of Loaf and more.