Mountain Stage Live recordings from the award-winning public radio program, hosted by Larry Groce.

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Curtis McMurtry On Mountain Stage

Hear McMurtry's take on the overall improvements in Top 40 music and how Beyonce's ground-breaking album Lemonade gave him partial inspiration to write a song on his latest album.

Curtis McMurtry On Mountain Stage

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Tyler Childers On Mountain Stage

Childers makes his second appearance on Mountain Stage with a set of tunes from Purgatory.

Tyler Childers On Mountain Stage

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Steve Earle & The Dukes On Mountain Stage

In his sixth appearance on Mountain Stage since 1996, Earle brings songs from 'So You Wannabe an Outlaw?' his latest collection of new material.

Steve Earle & The Dukes On Mountain Stage

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Birds Of Chicago On Mountain Stage

Birds of Chicago make an electrifying second appearance on Mountain Stage thanks to charming lyrics and close-knit harmonies.

Birds Of Chicago On Mountain Stage

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Loudon Wainwright III On Mountain Stage

The folk singer shares stories about persevering through dark times.

Loudon Wainwright III On Mountain Stage

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The Stray Birds On Mountain Stage

Listen to an intimate concert from one of our favorite folk bands.

The Stray Birds On Mountain Stage

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Shemekia Copeland On Mountain Stage

Daughter of blues royalty Johnny Copeland, Shemekia Copeland graces the Mountain Stage with musical grit and three Grammy nominations to back it up.

Shemekia Copeland On Mountain Stage

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Chuck Prophet on Mountain Stage

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With eight electrifying appearances at Mountain Stage, rock and roll romantic Chuck Prophet delivers a stunning performance reminding us who pioneered psychedelic Americana.

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M. Ward On Mountain Stage

The low-fi indie rock veteran sets the Mountain Stage ablaze.

M. Ward On Mountain Stage

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The Weather Station On Mountain Stage

Tamara Lindeman, a songwriter and singer from Toronto, Canada, is known for pairing her narrative songwriting skills with topical matters and subtle reflections of everyday life.

The Weather Station On Mountain Stage

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James McMurtry On Mountain Stage

Revered songwriter James McMurtry marks his 12th performance on Mountain Stage with his signature brand of astute, observational storytelling.

James McMurtry On Mountain Stage

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Ranky Tanky On Mountain Stage

Hear the Gullah-inspired sounds of Ranky Tanky's self-titled release, performed live by the powerful jazz quintet based out of South Carolina.

Ranky Tanky On Mountain Stage

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Sam Baker On Mountain Stage

During the Austin songwriter's second appearance on Mountain Stage, he performs a career-spanning set.

Sam Baker On Mountain Stage

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Alison Krauss & Union Station On Mountain Stage

Listen to this retrospective, in which the bluegrass legend performs cuts from Lonely Runs Both Ways with her iconic band during a 2005 appearance.

Alison Krauss & Union Station On Mountain Stage

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Bettye LaVette On Mountain Stage

The legendary soul artist's star-studded 2018 album Things Have Changed includes re-imagined classics by Bob Dylan, which she performs on this episode of Mountain Stage.

Bettye LaVette On Mountain Stage

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Patti Smith On Mountain Stage

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Patti Smith performs in honor of her late husband, Fred "Sonic" Smith, and helps with his posthumous induction into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.

Patti Smith On Mountain Stage

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Paul Thorn On Mountain Stage

The Mississippi-born songwriter has appeared on Mountain Stage nine times since 1997. In this appearance, Thorn performs songs from his latest album, Don't Let The Devil Ride.

Paul Thorn On Mountain Stage

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Molly Tuttle On Mountain Stage

Tuttle was the first woman to earn the title of Guitarist of the Year from the International Bluegrass Music Association. Hear her perform in this Mountain Stage episode.

Molly Tuttle On Mountain Stage

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Tyminski On Mountain Stage

Listen to the 14-time Grammy-winning vocalist, instrumentalist and songwriter return to the Mountain Stage with his newest solo project.

Tyminski On Mountain Stage

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The Mountain Goats On Mountain Stage

Taking the Mountain Stage for the second time, The Mountain Goats bring a fresh set of songs from its recent album, Goths.

The Mountain Goats On Mountain Stage

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Pokey LaFarge On Mountain Stage

LaFarge offers an auditory time warp back to the glory days of swing jazz while re-imagining the genre into a modern style of his own.

Pokey LaFarge On Mountain Stage

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Blind Pilot On Mountain Stage

In the five years between Blind Pilot's sophomore album and its 2016 follow-up, Israel Nebeker's 13-year relationship ended and his father died. And Then Like Lions is the stunning result of loss.

Blind Pilot On Mountain Stage

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KT Tunstall On Mountain Stage

The Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist brings a loop pedal to her performance on Mountain Stage and reimagines some of her hit songs, such as "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree."

KT Tunstall On Mountain Stage

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Piers Faccini On Mountain Stage

Listen to the international polymath perform songs from his most recent album, I Dreamed An Island, which weaves folk sensibilities into traditional world music.

Piers Faccini On Mountain Stage

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