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Live Show News: North Miss. Allstars, Robyn Hitchock on Mountain Stage in November.
August 18, 2017
Mountain Stage with Larry Groce announces two live events for November and tickets are available now to Mountain Stage Members .
Listen: Bob Thompson Play "Shenandoah" on Mountain Stage
August 17, 2017
This week's Mountain Stage Song of the week features our own Bob Thompson, with his take on the classic American folk tune "Shenandoah," which was recorded live on the campus of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Listen: Rhiannon Giddens on Mountain Stage
August 9, 2017
On this week's episode of Mountain Stage, acclaimed singer Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops performs her haunting original song "At the Purchaser's Option," which was inspired by a 19th-century advertisement she found for a 22-year-old female slave whose baby was also available for sale.
Folk Music Legend Tom Paxton Celebrates 80th Birthday with Mountain Stage in Elkins This Saturday.
August 7, 2017
“Mountain Stage with Larry Groce” returns to Elkins, WV this Saturday, August 12 as the closing concert of the Augusta Heritage Festival .
Listen: Leftover Salmon on Mountain Stage
August 2, 2017
Jamgrass heroes Leftover Salmon return to Mountain Stage this week, with a song that contemplates West Virginia History: "Blair Mountain."
LIVE SHOW NEWS: Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls to Appear On Mountain Stage Oct. 22, On Sale Now.
July 28, 2017
Two Mountain Stage events in Charleston this October are on sale to the public now. Last week we announced that Mountain Stage will welcome Tony winner and West Virginia native Michael Cerveris as special guest-host on October 22 when the show is part of FestivALL Fall . We’re excited to announce that Emily Saliers , well known as one-half of the Indigo Girls , will make her first solo appearance on Mountain Stage October 22 in support of “Murmuration Nation,” her first release under her own name, due for release on August 11. Click to pre-order . "It was so freeing to pursue the kind of music I truly wanted to make without regard to what I'd done before or who I'm expected to be," says Saliers. “I hope that this record can take people who think they know me already on a journey that'll really surprise them." This show is also on sale to the public now. You can click here , call 877.987.6487, or stop by Taylor Books in downtown Charleston. Tickets are only $20 until August 31 , at
Listen: The Earls of Leicester on Mountain Stage
July 26, 2017
Under the direction of dobro master Jerry Douglas, The Earls of Leicester perfectly conjure the sounds of bluegrass legends Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs — and in the process, have created one of music's great band-name puns. Recreating the spirit of bluegrass giants is serious business though, and it paid off when the group took home a 2015 Grammy for its efforts. They appear on this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, alongside Lera Lynn, Cheryl Wheeler, Rob Ikes & Trey Hensley and Nora Jane Struthers.
Mountain Stage Live Show News: Sept. 24 & Oct. 22
July 21, 2017
Tony Award winning West Virginia Native Michael Cerveris ( Fun Home , Assassins ) will guest host during FestivALL Fall. Grammy winning songwriter Dan Wilson added to September 24 line-up. It may be the dog days of Summer but Mountain Stage is busy planning your live music experiences for the Fall. On Sunday, October 22 Mountain Stage will be a part of FestivALL Fall at the Culture Center Theater. The show’s host and co-founder Larry Groce is excited to welcome special guest-host, Tony Award winning Broadway star, musician and West Virginia native Michael Cerveris . Cerveris has released several albums and has appeared twice on Mountain Stage with his band Loose Cattle. Widely known for his Broadway roles in Fun Home , The Assassins , The Who’s Tommy , Hedwig and the Angry Itch , and Sweeney Todd, Cerveris also enjoyed a prominent television role in the FOX series “Fringe.” Last year he organized “ Take Me Home: a benefit concert for West Virginia ” in New York City for victims of the
Composer David Amram to Perform on Mountain Stage
July 20, 2017
"Keep on pickin'"-- That's one of the many mantras of legendary composer, conductor, and performer David Amram. He used that mantra when sending out his composition portfolio to job prospects. Several times that portfolio was returned to him unopened, so he simply changed the address on the package and sent it out again. In 1966, however, his portfolio caught the attention of another legendary composer and performer, Leonard Bernstein, and he received the position of composer-in-residence with the New York Philharmonic.
Listen: William Matheny on NPR's Mountain Stage
July 19, 2017
This week's broadcast of Mountain Stage proudly introduces two very deserving West Virginia voices: the first in special guest host Joni Deutsch , and the second in Mannington native William Matheny in his solo debut. Here he performs "Living Half to Death," from his new album Strange Constellations , on a show that also features sets by Lucius, Rachel Yamagata, Adia Victoria and Margaret Glaspy.
WATCH: Mountain Stage Episode #900 Sunday at 7p.m.
July 13, 2017
Mountain Stage is excited to record the program's historic 900th episode this Sunday at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston. Now, thanks to our partners at VuHaus , we are inviting the world to join the celebration. Just log on to MountainStage.org or VuHaus.com at 7p.m. EST to catch a glimpse of what radio looks like. The show will open with a set by the Sherman Holmes Project , whose new album " The Richmond Sessions ," is available Friday, July 21. Sherman and his brother Wendell, along with long-time musical partner Popsy Dixon, made more than a dozen appearances on Mountain Stage as The Holmes Brothers starting in 1990. Though we've lost Wendell and Popsy, Sherman is back with a brand new new album and we can't wait to hear him with his new band. After Sherman will be our own Julie Adams and the Mountain Stage Band, followed by a set from Nashville-based instrumental rockers Steelism . This will be their second appearance on Mountain Stage and their first since the release of
Listen: Lake Street Dive on NPR's Mountain Stage
July 13, 2017
Beloved dynamic pop band Lake Street Dive return to this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage , with songs from their acclaimed album Side Pony . Here they perform "Call Off Your Dogs," on a show that also features performances by Seratones, My Bubba, Royal Wood, and Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche.
Listen: Hayes Carll on NPR's Mountain Stage
July 5, 2017
Praised by Anthony DeCurtis as the "inheritor of the Texas songwriting tradition that includes Townes Van Zandt and Steve Earle,” Hayes Carll has earned a reputation as one of the finest troubadours Texas has to offer. On this week's encore broadcast of Mountain Stage , he performs "Sake of the Song" from his album Lovers and Leavers .
Listen: Brett Dennen on NPR's Mountain Stage
June 28, 2017
Beloved singer-songwriter Brett Dennen returns to this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage, but this time with his full touring band. Here he performs the single "Cassidy," from his new album Por Favor . You'll also hear sets by alt-rock trailblazers Cracker, along with Liz Vice, Elephant Revival, and Lords of Liechtenstein.
WATCH LIVE: Mountain Stage feat. Marcus King Band, Tyler Childers, Caroline Spence & more
June 21, 2017
This Sunday, June 25, point your browser to MountainStage.org at 7pm EST to watch a LIVE recording of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce via VuHaus .