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Mountain Stage with Host Kathy Mattea on Feb 4, 2024 | UCSB Arts & Lectures

Due to the evacuation order issued by the county for parts of Santa Barbara, as well as the warning issued on February 3 by the National Weather Service, this event has been canceled. 

Live Taping!
Produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Distributed by NPR Music 

Mountain Stage
with Host Kathy Mattea

Featuring Brett Dennen, Craig Finn, Ben Lee, Judith Owen and Raye Zaragoza

Sun, Feb 4 | 6:30 PM  
Arlington Theatre
Past Event

“A radio show like no other.” – Martina McBride

“Beyond the world-class performances, beyond the collaborative atmosphere, beyond how much fun it is, I think the show offers a really important insight into the people and the culture that makes West Virginia so special, and I’m always thrilled to help share that with the world.” – Kathy Mattea

For 40 years, Mountain Stage has been one of the most beloved programs in public radio history. Eclectic, authentic and unpredictable, the show’s varied guests have included iconic artists from John Prine and Townes Van Zandt to Wilco and Phish. Under the leadership of Grammy Award-winning country and bluegrass star Kathy Mattea since 2021, Mountain Stage continues to bring surefire energy and mountain music magic to parts known and unknown. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this live recording session hosted by Mattea and featuring a lineup of special guest bands.

Sun, Feb 4 | 6:30 PM  
Arlington Theatre
Past Event

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Brett Dennen
A social activist, visual artist and songwriter, Brett Dennen has cemented himself as a fixture in American folk music and an inspiration to those who want to do good and create change in the world. 

Craig Finn
Best known as the frontman of indie rock bands Lifter Puller and The Hold Steady, songwriter and guitarist Craig Finn’s eloquent lyrics and nuanced, narrative style have secured him a legion of loyal fans. 

Ben Lee
Australian musician Ben Lee's eclectic and eccentric career spans more than 20 solo albums and a host of collaborations with artists from Ben Folds to comedian Margaret Cho to literary legend Tom Robbins. 

Judith Owen
Heralded by Rolling Stone France as “an exercise in style,” Judith Owen’s signature jazz-influenced sound and comedic storytelling is reminiscent of the chanteuses of the ’40s and ’50s. 

Raye Zaragoza
From buoyant indie pop to contemplative folk, Los Angeles-based Raye Zaragoza favors a communal songwriting process that draws inspiration from her Indigenous roots and fellow women collaborators. 

Supporting Sponsor: Allyson & Todd Aldrich

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