Small Town Celebrates Music And James McMurtry Has Our Song Of The Week, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, there’s a small town just over the state line in Virginia where the population doubles or triples on a Friday night to hear music. Mason Adams takes us to Floyd’s Friday Night Jamboree.

Also, in this show, our Mountain Stage Song of the Week comes to us from one of Americana music’s most heralded and admired writers, James McMurtry, with songs from his latest album, The Horses and the Hounds, from New West Records. We listen to his song, “Vaquero.”

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