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Mountain Stage: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Lucinda Williams, Carolina Chocolate Drops


The Carolina Chocolate Drops are supporting frontwoman Rhiannon Giddens’ solo debut. Ivan & Alyosha are about to release a new record. Lucinda Williams is even hitting the folk festival circuit with her roots-rock’n hits. But before any of this happened, each of these musical peeps performed some great sets on the Mountain Stage, which we’ll revisit this week 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.

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.


Credit Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage
Did you know the Carolina Chocolate Drops performed a string’n cover of Blu Cantrell’s “Hit’Em Up Style” during their 2011 set?

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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