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Rocker William Matheny Includes 'Mountain Stage' Set On New EP


Rock and roller and WV native William Matheny has just released a new EP, “Moon Over Kenova,” that includes some B-Sides, covers and other rarities, including Matheny and his band’s 2016 set on Mountain Stage.

Matheny’s “Strange Constellations” was a favorite among  Mountain Stage staff, including our host Larry Groce. Upon the release of “Strange Constellations,” Groce remarked “These constellations are exceptionally bright. ‘Living Half to Death’ is my new favorite song.”

The success of “Strange Constellations” led to the release of “Moon Over Kenova,” which includes a few cover songs, alternate takes, and the entire five song set from Matheny’s Mountain Stage performance.

"For me, Moon Over Kenova is a companion piece to Strange Constellations. We have some brand new music, some alternate versions of songs that have already been released, some covers that you may recognize if you've seen us live over the last couple of years, some demos and some live recordings (including our June 2016 set on Mountain Stage Radio Show). It's sort of like a final walkthrough an apartment or house before you lock it up and move on to your new place." – William Matheny

Matheny was accompanied by musicians Bud Carroll and Adam Meisterhans on guitar, Ian Thornton on bass and Rod Elkins on drums.

“Moon over Kenova” is available via digital retailers including  Apple Music and Amazon, and streaming on Spotify.

You can read Matheny’s discussion of “Moon Over Kenova” with PopMatters here, and he’s got plenty of opportunities to see him live on his itinerary.