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On the Radio-March 12-14

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By Mountain Stage
 · March 11, 2010

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Brian Blauser.
The Gourds can be heard this week on Mountain Stage.

We've got more great music in store for this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage. Most stations will be airing an encore show featuring Texas Americana mainstays The Gourds, plus folk pioneer Tom Rush, indie rockers Backyard Tire Fire and The Deep Vibration and singer/songwriter (and recent pop revisionist) Susan Werner.

Find a station and airtime for Mountain Stage in your area and be sure to tell some friends when and where  they can tune in.


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Brian Blauser
Folk-pioneer Tom Rush, on Mountain Stage this week.

Tom Rush is widely renowned as a song interpreter, putting his own spin on tunes written by others. We have a shining example of that in our Song of the Week. Mr. Rush performs "Drift Away," a song that has been recorded in various styles in multiple decades. No one gives it the somber treatment that Rush does. He included it on his latest CD "What I Know" (click title to purchase), along with a few of his well known songs.

Click HERE to check out our latest Song of the Week.


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Brian Blauser
Cowboy Junkies can be heard at NPR Music.
Mountain Stage Radio Show has over 5700 fans on Facebook these days, and we thank each and every one of you for your support. It's a great way to stay up-to-date with all of the latest online and on the air. It's a great reminder that you can hear daily  guest segments online at NPR Music - like the Cowoby Junkies for instance.

Those of you in the Charleston, WV area may choose to become a "friend" as well- we post more locally-oriented information, like ticket info and additions to our Live Show Schedule.

Haiti Benefit Concert Sunday

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By Mountain Stage
 · March 9, 2010

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Brian Blauser
The Mountain Stage Band, L to R, Bob Thompson, Ron Sowell, Larry Groce, Julie Adams, Michael Lipton, Steve Hill and Ammed Solomon.

This Sunday, March 14 at 4pm, the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences will host a Haitian Relief Concert featuring local music luminaries in review style performances. Members of our very own Mountain Stage Band will be among the nearly 20 groups scheduled to appear, which include the WV Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Ballet, Charleston Light Opera Guild and the Appalachian Children's Chorus.

Organizers say all proceeds will be donated through the Salvation Army. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 18, plus applicable fees. Available online at TheClayCenter.org or by calling 304.561.3570. Show starts at 4pm.

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