We’re really happy to have Elizabeth & The Catapult back on this week’s broadcast of Mountain Stage.

We’re really happy to have Elizabeth & The Catapult back on this week’s broadcast of Mountain Stage.

Justin Townes Earle’s return to Mountain Stage is brought to you by the keys of E, F#, G, F, and D.

Happy birthday to our little Tumblr. Thanks for following us.

Happy birthday to our little Tumblr. Thanks for following us.

On this weekend’s broadcast, you’ll hear sets from Declan O’Rourke, Matrimony, David Broza, Noah Gundersen, and Bettye LaVette.

minskr:

"The spirit of Ultimate Warrior will run forever." Unbelievably sad.

Back in January, when our hometown of Charleston was going through a bit of a rough patch, Mountain Stage put on a free show. We were full to the rafters, and received a lot of positive feedback. We’re happy to let everyone know that you’ll be able listen to the premiere broadcast of this episode beginning Friday.

Back in January, when our hometown of Charleston was going through a bit of a rough patch, Mountain Stage put on a free show. We were full to the rafters, and received a lot of positive feedback. We’re happy to let everyone know that you’ll be able listen to the premiere broadcast of this episode beginning Friday.

its-onlygene:

americansongwriter:

Watch Joseph Arthur, Mike Mills and Peter Buck Cover Lou Reed’s “Walk On The Wild Side”

When David Letterman announced his impending retirement from late night TV, Mike Mills of R.E.M. was the first to tweet the news. Afterward, Mills and former bandmate Peter Buck joined singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur and a string section in a cover of “Walk On the Wild Side,” paying tribute to late legend Lou Reed. In contrast to the smoky, jazzy original, Arthur’s version is more of a dramatic ballad, with a gentle piano melody at the center of it all. And it’s a fine cover — even quite pretty. But as touching a tribute as it might be. The detached cool of the original seems to have been mostly abandoned, which is too bad, but then again, if it sounded exactly like Lou’s version, then there probably wouldn’t have been any point in covering it. All the same, Arthur, Mills and Buck put a fine cap on the careers of two greats with this one, beautifully executed take.

It is a nice cover.

On this week’s broadcast, Mountain Stage celebrates 30 years of live performance radio.

Folk rock that actually rocks.

doomandgloomfromthetomb:

"Night Comes In" - Richard Thompson, Rockapalast, Hamburg, Germany, 1983

A very happy 65th birthday to Mr. Doom & Gloom himself! Here he is jamming moodily on “Night Comes In.” Not sure about the mid-song sax solo, but it feels good not to be sure, you know? I am sure about the accordion solo, though. 

In 1986, singer-songwriter Sam Baker found himself literally “caught in the middle of someone else’s war”. 18 collective surgeries later, he re-learned how to play guitar.
Listen to Sam Baker on Mountain Stage.

In 1986, singer-songwriter Sam Baker found himself literally “caught in the middle of someone else’s war”. 18 collective surgeries later, he re-learned how to play guitar.

Listen to Sam Baker on Mountain Stage.

We imagine that there are some shows where the guest gets to sing with the host whether he wants to or not. But on Mountain Stage, host Larry Groce goes years at a time without appearing in anyone’s set. During our 30th anniversary show, Todd Snider asked Larry to join him onstage for a cover of the Bottle Rockets’ “Welfare Music,” entirely unrehearsed.

melissablock:

Our security detail as we broadcast @npratc from KERA in Dallas this week. Don’t mess with ‘em.

melissablock:

Our security detail as we broadcast @npratc from KERA in Dallas this week. Don’t mess with ‘em.

(via npr)

"I would just like to say that if you’re in that situation, I would not recommend that you call your girlfriend and tell her any of that. I do not think it would go well." - Lucy Wainwright Roche