Square dance calling — the spoken instructions said over the music — makes participation easy. But there are other aspects — like the prevalence of gendered language such as “ladies and gents” — that can make square dancing an unwelcoming or confusing space. One group of friends in the Appalachian square dance scene are taking action to make the tradition more welcoming for all participants.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
On this West Virginia Morning, energy costs have gone up for West Virginians in the past couple of years. Local governments in the state have been some of the most vocal opponents of utility rate increases.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
This week's encore broadcast features a special appearance from folk-icon Janis Ian, recorded on her last tour. We also hear from Italian guitarist and singer Beppe Gambetta, Canadian/Columbian artist Lido Pimienta, New England based alt-folk songwriter Philip B. Price, and Morgantown, West Virginia's own Chris Haddox.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The 2016 Grammy Awards Nominations are in! We're proud to see so many of Mountain Stage's guests on the list. Click on the artist's name to hear their…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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