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Listen: Charles Wesley Godwin on Mountain Stage

May 9, 2019
Originally published on February 13, 2020 7:12 am

Morgantown, West Virginia native Charles Wesley Godwin's  song "Coal Country" reminds us that the commodity's impact reaches far beyond Appalachia, broadening the definition of what many think of as "Coal Country."

"Put a roof over my head and the armor on the tanks of Normandy"

Guest-host Kathy Mattea said "He sings about the hard working, close knit communities, and a deep sense of place, and of belonging somewhere."

"Coal Country" appears on Godwin's new album, "Seneca." Earlier this year we premiered the Robert Tinnell directed video for "Coal Country," which you can watch here.

Hear more from Charles Wesley Godwin, plus sets from Tim O'Brien Band, The Po' Ramblin' Boys, The Alison Brown Band, and The Honey Dewdrops, on this week's encore episode of Mountain Stage.

This will be the first of three upcoming weeks you'll hear our special guest host Kathy Mattea. She's back soon to host shows with The SteelDrivers (SOLD OUT) and on Sunday, March 15 (Tickets).


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