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On the Radio-March 19-21

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By Mountain Stage
 · March 18, 2010

Brian Blauser
Neko Case, right, with guitarist Paul Rigby can be heard this week on Mountain Stage.

Tune in to Mountain Stage this week to hear an encore presentation featuring Neko Case, Greg Brown, Sonos, Crooked Fingers and the late, great Vic Chesnutt.

Case performs songs from "Middle Cyclone" accompanied by vocalist Kelly Hogan and guitarist Paul Rigby. She also sat down for a chat with Larry Groce "Backstage at Mountain Stage" which you can watch below.

Neko Case, interviewed by Larry Groce.


We also have interviews with Chesnutt, Crooked Fingers' Eric Bachman, and folk-singer/Red House Records founder Greg Brown.

You can preview the show on our Song of the Week Page where we've spotlighted Neko Case singing "The Pharoahs."

Find a station and air times in your area to tune in. Thank you, as always, for listening.

Alex Chilton 1950-2010

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By Mountain Stage
 · March 18, 2010

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Alex Chilton, 1950-2010.

Mountain Stage mourns the loss of one of popular music's brightest stars, Alex Chilton. The former Box Tops singer and leader of Big Star made two appearances on Mountain Stage, first in 1992 and again in 1997.

Read his obituary from Memphis paper "Commercial Appeal" here.

His performance of "Guantan Amerika" was included on our Mountain Stage Best of Volume 3 CD - available on CD or get the mp3 at Amazon. We've streamed the track below, featuring Ron Easley on bass and Doug Garrison on drums, along with Chilton on guitar and vocals. 

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Guantan Amerika by Alex Chilton, recorded Feb. 9, 1992

This Sunday in Morgantown

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By Mountain Stage
 · March 17, 2010

Tony Baker
Patty Loveless

This Sunday, March 21, we head north to Morgantown, WV for a 7pm show at the Creative Arts Center on the campus of Big East Champion West Virginia University. Tickets are still available at TicketMaster.com, on campus at the Mountainlair box office, by calling 304.293.SHOW, or at the Creative Arts Center on show day.

If you're traveling for the show, here are some helpful directions to the Creative Arts Center:

From I-79
Exit I-79 at Exit 155 (Star City/West Virginia University).

From 68 West
Follow I-68 West towards Washington. I-68 will intersect I-79. Take I-79 North to Exit 155 (Star City/West Virginia University).

From the Star City/WVU exit — Exit 155
Follow the signs toward Morgantown (Rt. 7). After crossing the Star City bridge, go through the first traffic light and up the hill to the second light. At the third light, turn left into the Creative Arts Center parking lot.

Country star Patty Loveless will join us for her fifth appearance on Mountain Stage, armed with songs from her latest CD of classic country, "Mountain Soul II."

Loudon Wainwright's latest release
Grammy winner Loudon Wainwright will make his 13th appearance on our show and his first since releasing "High, Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project." It was named "Best Traditional Folk Album" at this year's Grammy awards,  and Loudon gave a classy "thank you" to the late Kate McGarrigle  for teaching him to flail the banjo. See LWIII's acceptance speech here.

Never one to idle very long, Wainwright has just released "Songs for the New Depression," a collection of timely numbers geared towards the economic times in which we live. You can hear his "Cash for Clunkers" there.

Pieta Brown

Pieta Brown will join us for the second time this Sunday. Her sixth album "One and All," is due out April 6. Read the Boston Globe's review here.

Pieta Brown performing "West Monroe."

The Grascals

Bluegrass all-stars The Grascals are having a sale through March 30 where you can pick up their latest CD, "the Famous Lefty
Flynn's" at a reduced rate. You can also preorder at Amazon. They've been riding the roads with Hank Williams Jr., who guest stars on "Lefty Flynn," in anticipation of the CD's March 30 release. (Also on that Rowdy Friends Tour, past guest Eric Church).

The line-up is completed with California-based Leslie Stevens, who will join the Mountain Stage band for a set of tunes from her latest country-fied CD, "Roomful of Smoke." Stevens is taking to South By Southwest this week, then headed to Morgantown to join us. Read the Charleston Gazette's profile of the singer in this week's GAZZ.

Keep an eye on our Live Show Schedule, as we're back in Charleston March 28and we return to Morgantown April 11. Tickets are on sale for all upcoming events, including our FestivALL Charleston kick-off, June 18 with Marc Cohn.
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