September 7, 2019

West Virginia Singer/Songwriters

"In the Round"

This popular concert featuring some of the state's finest singer/songwriters returning for a second year. This edition will feature Johnny Staats, Larry Groce, Mark Bates, Chris Haddox, Amanda Bridgette, Annie Neeley, Andrew Adkins, Ron Sowell, along with Clint Lewis on bass and Ryan Kennedy on guitar in a relaxed "in the round" format to encourage spontaneity and interaction.

October 12, 2019

Pierce Pettis

www.piercepettis.com

Heralded singer Pierce Pettis is celebrating the release of his critically acclaimed album "Father's Son" on Compass records. He will be joined by legendary Texas keyboard player David Webb (Jerry Jeff Walker, Marcia Ball, Jimmy LaFave) for an intimate evening of beautiful songs and virtuoso musicianship. Local talent Mark Spangler opens for Pierce at 7:30 pm. Don't miss it!

November 9, 2019

Clinton Collins

www.clintoncollins.com

Award winning songwriter Clinton Collins becomes the latest WV artist to graduate from opening act to headliner. This deserving promotion comes as a result of his first major release "Even on Your Darkest Days" on Mon Hills Records. With the help of several talented friends, this West Virginia native will channel his Appalachian roots with a unique blend of southern soul, rock' roll, and Americana to present an evening of heartwarming songs and stories. Opening Act will be Bill Maier.

January 4, 2020

The HANK WILLIAMS "LOST SHOW" TRIBUTE CONCERT

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(This concert will be held in the Maier Performance Hall)

The legacy of renowned country music artist Hank Williams is celebrated by an all-star group of singers and musicians.

This annual event continues to be a gala tribute to country music legend Hank Williams. Seasoned musicians recreate popular Williams songs such as "Your cheating Heart", "I Saw the Light", and "Love Sick Blues". Musicians scheduled to appear this year will be Charleston's award winning singer-songwriter John Lilly, accomplished Nashville songwriter Rob McNurlin, Hall of Fame steel guitarist Russ Hicks, nationally acclaimed mandolin and fiddle player Johnny Staats, two-time national flatpack guitar champion Robert Shafer, Kentucky guitarist Ritchie Collins, Blue Yonder bass player Will Carter, and harmonizing guest vocalists the Price Sisters from Ohio.

The popular Hank Williams Tribute has evolved into a re-creation of the show that would have been had Hank Williams not died on his way to shows in Charleston, WV, and Canton, OH. According to newspaper advertisements, Hank Williams was scheduled to appear at Charleston’s Municipal Auditorium on the night of December 31, 1952, along with artists Hanshaw Hawkins, Homer & Jethro, Autry Inman and the Webb Sisters.  As a special feature, the performers will re-enact a portion of that lost show and will perform songs from these artists.

The Hank Williams "Lost Show" Tribute Concert is co-sponsored by FOOTMAD and Unity of Kanawha Valley.

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February 15, 2020

Peter Mulvey

www.petermulvey.com

A singer/songwriter extraordinaire with 18 albums to his credit, Peter has been a frequent guest on Mountain Stage including being asked to guest host. He is no stranger to West Virginia after entertaining students for years at the internationally famous Summer Science Camp at Greenbank. He is the author of an illustrated book and has been tapped to do a TED Talk. Prepare yourself for an amazing evening of songs and stories. Opening act will be Colleen Anderson.

May 9, 2020

Bob Malone

www.bobmalone.com

Bob Malone has toured the world as a solo artist for two decades and has played keyboards with rock legend John Fogerty since 2011. He is also a busy session player and arranger and is featured on the latest Ringo Starr record "Give Me Love". His recording of "You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" is featured in the worldwide trailers for the upcoming Illumination/Universal movie The Grinch. Classically trained with a degree in jazz and a lifetime playing rock n' roll clubs, theaters, and arenas, Bob combines unforgettable songwriting with a one-of-a-kind hybrid of rock, blues, and New Orleans R&B delivered with high-energy piano virtuosity and a voice all his own. Elaine Wine will the opening act for this concert.

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Charleston, WV  25301