Here'a a briefing on the latest at Mountain Stage:
Taste of Paste- Are you a reader of Paste magazine? Maybe you saw their recent proclamation of the "Best of What's Next!"? At least a couple of them have already been on Mountain Stage (everybodyfields, Ben Sollee, who came with Abigail Washburn) and one is coming up in the very near future- Brooke Waggoner is on Morgantown this month and. There are a few other "gets" on the list that you might see passing through our stage in the near future. Do you have an act you'd like to see or hear on Mountain Stage? Leave a comment on the blog - we'd love to hear from you.
(Paste "Best of What's Next"-er Brooke Waggoner)
November is shaping up- No matter how stratospherically stellar a particular show might be, we are always looking ahead. After all, there are more radio shows to be made. Upon our return to the Town Hall October 25 we've got two great line-ups already in the works. Power pop at its most engaging, Matthew Sweet, will bring songs from his new record "Sunshine Lies" to Charleston on November 2. We'll refrain, for now, from comments about how "sweet" this show is going to be.
Cunningly topical wordsmith James McMurtry and Dusty Springfield-inspired songstress Shelby Lynne will join us on November 16. Tickets are on sale now.
Another trip to WVU- In between the two November shows listed above, we'll make another stop in Morgantown with a show stocked full of international flavor.
On Deck @ NPR Music- Hometown Boy Jeff Ellis, who has a new CD in the works, Chuck Prophet, roots rocker extraordinaire, country crooner from Carolina Josh Turner and Afro-Euro Pop star Zap Mama are all featured in live performance at NPR.org/mountainstage -and that's just in the last week! Stay tuned this week for sets by John Doe (From X), Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles and Luke Temple.