Larry Groce leads a rendition of "Dark as a Dungeon" on April 11.
In light of the explosion that took the lives of 29 miners in Raleigh County, West Virginia on Monday, April 5, Mountain Stage host Larry Groce dedicated the finale song of our April 11 recording to the miners and their families. This episode is scheduled to air in June but we're sharing this version of Merle Travis' "Dark as a Dungeon" as a special Song of the Week.
Some of our guest artists took part in the finale, including Kelly Hogan, who sings a verse, and Paul Rigby, mandolin, of Jakob Dylan & Three Legs. Our thoughts are with the community and families impacted by this tragedy.