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Mountain Stage’s Favorite Performances of 2015 include Pokey LaFarge, Bahamas, Drive-By Truckers, Earls of Leicester, Field Report and Tift Merritt

By Joni Deutsch

2015 was a big year for Mountain Stage. We began a beautiful friendship with public radio music discovery machine VuHaus. We created a new, bite-size podcast called Mountain Stage 2 Go.

And across nine venues in four states, we recorded over 100 live sets that showcased the best and brightest musicians in the world today. (Of course, none of this would have happened without your support!)

Before we embark on our 33rd musical year around the sun, Larry Groce and the Mountain Stage crew have picked out 27 performances that deserve another listen and another round of applause. From A to Z, these are our favorite Mountain Stage performances of 2015. (Hint: click the Episode # for their Mountain Stage podcast episode, where available.)

Bahamas (June 14, 2015 – Episode #846)

Drive-By Truckers (West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV on March 15, 2015 – Episode #841)

Earls of Leicester (March 8, 2015 – Episode #840)

Field Report (June 14, 2015 – Episode #846)

Pokey LaFarge (May 5, 2015 – Episode #844)

Tift Merritt (North House Folk School in Grand Marais, MN with WTIP, KUMD and MPR on September 17, 2015 – Episode #852)