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Listen: 34 Highlights from the 34th Season of Mountain Stage

Dec 18, 2017
Originally published on December 18, 2017 3:54 pm

Mountain Stage host Larry Groce got together with staff for the daunting task of choosing some of their favorite performances from the year 2017. We truly enjoy all our guests, and choosing favorites can seem subjective. So here are our 34 Highlights from the 34th Season of Mountain Stage. Curated by Larry  and our staff- Executive Producer Adam Harris, Associate Producers Jeff Shirley and Vasilia Scouras, and our Digital Engineer Patrick Stephens- the list is presented in alphabetical order, from Andrew Bird to Mokoomba to Tyler Childers.

From 26 shows, recorded in six different cities, including 10 road shows across three states,  you'll find two Andrews, two Pauls, and one Will & Grace star.

(Hint: click the Episode # for their Mountain Stage podcast episode on iTunes, or search for the artist on the Podcast section of MountainStage.org.)

Not seeing your favorite? Leave us a note in the comments, send us a Tweet (@MountainStage), or share your thoughts on Facebook.

Thanks to all the artists we worked with in 2017, to our colleagues at WVPB and NPR Music, and to each and every radio listener, ticket holder and public radio member out there. 

Thank you, and Happy New Year.

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Andrew Bird- Are You Serious (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV on January 27, 2017- Episode #888)

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Andrew Combs- Better Way (WVU Creative Arts Center in Morgantown, WV on September 10, 2017 – Episode #905)

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Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn- Divine Bell (The Clay Center in Charleston, WV on May 14, 2017- Episode #897)

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Bill Kirchen- The Times They are A-Changin’(Harper-McNeely Center during the Augusta Heritage Festival on August 12, 2017 at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV- Episode #903)

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Christian Lopez- Steel on the Water (WVU Creative Arts Center in Morgantown, WV on September 10, 2017 – Episode #905)

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Dan Wilson- Closing Time (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV on Septmeber 24, 2017 – Episode #906)

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David Amram- What a Wonderful World (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV on July 23, 2017- Episode #901)

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Frank Turner-Get Better (WVU Creative Arts Center in Morgantown, WV on January 15, 2017 Episode #886)

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Jonny Fritz- Stadium Inn (Little Theater – Charleston Civic Center on February 26, 2017- Episdoe #890)

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Judith Owen feat. Leland Sklar- We Give In (The Clay Center in Charleston, WV on March 5, 2017- Episode #891)

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band- Diamonds And Gold (Memorial Auditorium Ohio University in Athens, OH on October 15, 2017 – Episode #908)

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Kishi Bashi with strings- Can't Let Go, Juno (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV on June 25, 2017- Episode #899)

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Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands- Millionaire (Harper-McNeely Center during the Augusta Heritage Festival on August 12, 2017 at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV- Episode #903)

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Loudon Wainwright III- Be Careful There’s a Baby in the House (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV on May 7, 2017 – Episode #896)

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Malcolm Holcombe- Crippled Point of View (The Clay Center in Charleston, WV on May 14, 2017- Episode #897)

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Mandolin Orange- Take This Heart of Gold (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV on March 26, 2017 – Episode #892)

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Margo Price- Hurtin’ (on the Bottle) (Little Theater – Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, WV on February 26, 2017- Episode #890)

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Mokoomba- Kumukanda (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV on July 23, 2017- Episode #901)

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Nancy And Beth- Waiting for My Child (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV on May 7, 2017 – Episode #896)

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Otis Gibbs- Sputnik Monroe (ETSU in Johnson City, TN – April 2, 2017 – Episode #893)

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Paul Kelly – Rising Moon (Clay Center in Charleston, WV on October 8, 2017- Episode #907)

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Paul Thorn’s Mission Temple Fireworks Revival – Mission Temple Fireworks Stand (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV November 5, 2017 – Episode #910)

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Pere Ubu –Prison of the Senses (Culture Center Theater, Charleston, WV November 19, 2017- Episode #911)

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Peter Mulvey- Vlad the Astrophysicist (WVU Creative Arts Center Morgantown, WV September 16, 2017- Episode #905)

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Pokey LaFarge Hard Times Come and Go (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV February 12, 2017- Episode #889)

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Robert Cray Band- The Same Love That Made Me Laugh (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV August 20, 2017 – Episode #904)

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Ruthie Foster- Phenomenal Woman (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV February 12, 2017 – Episode #889)

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Shemekia Copeland- The Battle is Over (But the War Goes On)”(People’s Bank Theatre Marietta, OH April 9, 2017- Episode #894)

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Sherman Holmes Project- Rock Of Ages (Culture Center Theater Charleston, WV July 16, 2017- Episode #900)

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St. Paul & the Broken Bones- Flow with It (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV on July 30, 2017- Episode #902)

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Steelism- Eno Nothing (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV on July 16, 2017- Episode #900)

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Steve Earle & The Dukes- Copperhead Road (Culture Center Theater Charleston, WV July 16, 2017- Episode #900)

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Tim O’Brien- Where the River Meets the Road (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV on March 26, 2017 – Episode #892)

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Tyler Childers- Universal Sound (Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV on June 29, 2017- Episode #899)

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