Amy Ray returns to Mountain Stage on this week’s encore broadcast, along with her band, New York trio The Lone Bellow, progressive banjo player Alison Brown, slide guitar master and banjo champion Tony Furtado, and Nova Scotia folk group Villages. This episode was recorded at the People's Bank Theatre in Marietta, Ohio with guest host Larry Groce.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
On a cold December night in Asheville, North Carolina, a group of about 20 people gather on a stranger's front porch. Some of them have come together for the past decade to celebrate the holidays, build community, and, most important, wassail.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
This week on Inside Appalachia, we go a-wassailing in Asheville, North Carolina. We also visit Kentucky’s Minnie Adkins. She’s had a long career as a folk artist, which began with a pocket knife. And, family recipes bring generations together. But what happens when you’ve got grandma’s potato candy recipe, and it doesn’t have exact measurements?Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The Cass Christmas Train, West Virginia's version of the Polar Express, chugs along the Greenbrier River at around five miles an hour. Big white plumes of steam interlace with black torrents of smoke and sink down to the river hovering just above the surface.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Reporter Chris Schulz spoke with Dave McGill, a WVU Extension forest resources specialist, about how best to give trees at home the same level of care as the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The State Christmas Tree, a 50 ft Balsam Fir harvested from Randolph County's Kumbrabow State Forest, was lit on Lincoln Plaza at the state capitol Tuesday night by Gov. Jim Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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