Mountain Stage airs Clark show Friday
Thursday, December 1, 2016
– Brandy Clark Clark brings her songs from her recent CD "Big Day In A Small Town" to Mountain Stage starting on Friday.
The show will broadcast to 180 NPR stations. Airtimes and stations can be found here.
"So many of my favorite artists have been a part of Mountain Stage," said Clark. "Having the opportunity to be a part of it is pretty surreal for me."
Recorded in front of a live audience, Clark's performance took place at premiere concert venue Culture Center Theater in Charleston, West Va. in late October. The entire episode will be available to download next week from NPR's archives.
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