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Mountain Stage
Saturday, 8 - 10PM

Produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting and distributed by NPR Music, Mountain Stage features performances from seasoned legends and emerging stars in genres ranging from folk, blues, and country; to indie rock, synth pop, world music, alternative, and beyond.

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  • This week’s brand-new episode of Mountain Stage features one of Americana music’s most heralded and admired writers, James McMurtry. He'll perform songs from his latest album, The Horses and the Hounds, on New West Records. We also get a set of enchanting new music from Aoife O’Donovan, a high-energy performance from the effervescent Sammy Rae & The Friends, plus Nashville based hit writer Natalie Hemby, and songwriter Heather Maloney.
  • Our fall season continues with a fresh episode featuring Ireland’s We Banjo 3, Memphis’ modern soul band Southern Avenue, eclectic rock band Cordovas, Canadian acoustic blues man Matt Andersen, and the folk rock diva from New Orleans, Lilli Lewis. Join us on these public radio stations starting Friday, Sept. 16, 2022.
  • The new fall season of Mountain Stage begins this weekend with our latest episode featuring Martin Sexton, Nellie McKay, Joseph, Abe Partridge, and Cave Twins. Join us on these NPR stations starting this Friday, Sept. 9.
  • This week’s Mountain Stage is another Archive Special to round out our summer programming. We’ll hear performances from seminal East Los Angeles rockers Los Lobos, performing songwriters Kevin Welch, Neil Halsted, and Stacey Earle with Mark Stuart, and blues guitarist and vocalist Joanna Connor and her band.
  • This week’s broadcast is a Mountain Stage Archive Special, recorded in Huntington, West Virginia in 2002. The jazz-inflected line-up includes saxophonist Joe Lovano, renowned jazz violinist Johnny Frigo, modern zydeco troupe Sean Ardoin & Zydekool, genre-crossing vocal/guitar jazz duo Tuck and Patti, and sensational vocalist Holly Cole. Tune in starting Aug. 26 on our NPR affiliates to hear the entire show.
  • This week's encore broadcast of Mountain Stage features performances from North Mississippi Allstars, Cedric Burnside, Kate Vargas, Corey Harris and Jonah Tolchin. Tune in starting Friday, Aug. 19 on more than 280 NPR stations across the country.
  • This week's encore broadcast of Mountain Stage with host Kathy Mattea features bluegrass favorites The SteelDrivers, Pokey Lafarge, alt-pop songwriter Seth Glier, country-tinged songwriter Stephanie Lambring and modern finger-style guitarist Yasmin Williams. Listen starting this Friday, August 12 on these NPR stations to hear the entire show.
  • This week’s encore episode was recorded at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Mountain Stage and host Kathy Mattea were a part of the Center’s 50th Anniversary Season, and welcomed Texas Swing legends Asleep at the Wheel, soul-blues singer Ruthie Foster, multi-cultural folk singer Leyla McCalla, indie-pop songwriter Carsie Blanton, and Grammy-winning West Virginian Tim O’Brien with Jan Fabricius. Join us starting Friday, August 5, 2022 on our NPR affiliates.
  • Join us starting Friday July 8 as Kathy Mattea welcomes Ani DiFranco, Hayes Carll, Dar Williams and Mipso, on a show recorded at the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences in Charleston, W.Va.
  • Join us starting Friday, July 1 for an encore episode of Mountain Stage hosted by Kathy Mattea with performances by Rodney Crowell, Colin Hay, Amy Speace, Jordan Tice, and Nobody's Girl.