Listen: Patti Smith on Mountain Stage
March 22, 2018
Poet, performer, visual artist and rock-and-roll icon Patti Smith joins us on this week's broadcast. Here she performs "People Have The Power," the driving anthem co-written with her husband Fred "Sonic" Smith, a native of Lincoln County, WV who was posthumously inducted into the WV Music Hall of Fame the evening prior to this performance. Smith performs the song with a band that includes her longtime collaborator and guitarist Lenny Kaye, her son Jackson Smith on guitar, daughter Jesse Paris-Smith on piano, along with Mountain Stage Band members Ammed Solomon on drums and Steve Hill on bass. You can hear Patti Smith & Family's entire performance, plus sets from Van William, Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore feat. Lucy & Brigid Moore, Robbie Fulks and a special Tribute to Little Jimmy Dickens featuring Tim O'Brien, Charlie McCoy, and more, on this week's new episode of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce. Find a station in your area here , and subscribe to the podcast below. As an
Live Show News: Mountain Stage During FestivALL Charleston
March 16, 2018
Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is pleased to be a part of this summer's FestivALL Charleston , the city-wide arts and entertainment festival that turns our hometown of Charleston, WV into a work of art. Once again Mountain Stage will close out the 10 day festival with a performance Sunday June 24 at 7pm at the Culture Center Theater. Confirmed guests include a duo performance from iconic Americana artists Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore , who have just done an album of duets, and neo-soul power vocalist Kat Wright will join us. More acts will be announced as they are confirmed. Tickets for June 24 are on sale NOW to Mountain Stage Members . Our members make a recurring gift of $10/month or more, and enjoy seven days of exclusive, online pre-sale access to all our Culture Center Shows. Click here to find out more, chose a level and become a member! Thank you to all our members for their support. Tickets will be available online , by phone at 877.987.6487, starting Friday March 23
Listen: Dailey & Vincent on Mountain Stage
March 15, 2018
Dailey & Vincent's song "More Than a Name On the Wall" is what Larry Groce calls "one of the most patriotic songs ever performed on Mountain Stage." A beloved favorite for long time fans of Dailey & Vincent, "More Than a Name On The Wall" is for those who have lost loved ones who "died for God and Country in a place so far away."
On Sale Now: Mountain Stage Heads to Radford, VA Sunday April 8.
March 14, 2018
Tickets are on sale now for Sunday April 8 when Mountain Stage with Larry Groce makes its first trip to Radford University, in Radford, VA. The live performance radio program will present a quality showcase of roots and folk music at Bondurant Auditorium in Preston Hall as Groce welcomes folk singer John Gorka, Canadian roots-rock group The Weather Station, Nashville based songwriter, guitarist and singer extraordinaire Shawn Camp, and two highly regarded Virginia-based singer/songwriters, Scott Miller and Dori Freeman. Showtime is 7:30p.m. Read more on each guest here . All tickets are reserved seating : $15, Children: $7.50, RU Student/Faculty/Staff: w/RU ID: Free. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Hurlburt Hall Information Desk, and by phone, (540)831-5420. Ticket holders will be in the audience as Mountain Stage records the show for broadcast later this year to 240 NPR Stations across the country. Listeners in the Radford area can hear Mountain Stage
Listen: Tyminski Live on Mountain Stage
March 8, 2018
Our Song of the Week is "Southern Gothic," the title track of a new release by Tyminski. The album is an artistic departure from a new group led by bluegrass mainstay Dan Tyminski, which incorporates drum loops and electronics for a modernized roots sound. The group debuted new material from the album in Morgantown this past January. You can hear the entire set from Tyminski, plus performances by John Oates and the Good Road Band, Lilly Hiatt, Danny Barnes and storyteller Bil Lepp, on this weekend's premiere broadcast of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce . Find your station here, and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes in the link below.
Mountain Stage Recognized with Governor’s Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement
March 8, 2018
Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, the long-running live event and radio program produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting and distributed by NPR Music , was recognized with the Governor’s Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement at a ceremony held at the Culture Center Theater Wednesday, March 7. Founded in 1983 by Groce, producer Andy Ridenour and engineer Francis Fisher, Mountain Stage is currently in its 35 th season of live performance radio. The show is heard on over 240 public radio stations across the country each week and is also a popular podcast . Chief of Staff for Governor Jim Justice, Mike Hall, presented the award which was accepted on behalf of Mountain Stage by the program's Executive Producer Adam Harris, who came into his current role when co-founder Ridenour retired in August 2012. The awards were hosted by Commissioner of the WV Division of Culture and History Randall Reid-Smith. “Mountain Stage has worked under eight Governors since 1983, and many Arts Commissioners
WATCH: Kathy Mattea guest-hosts Mountain Stage This Sunday with Seamus Eagan Project and more.
March 2, 2018
After making 19 appearances as a guest-artist on Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, West Virgina's own country music royalty Kathy Mattea steps up to host the show this Sunday in Charleston, WV . Mattea will welcome performances from Seamus Egan Project, Cheryl Wheeler, Sam Baker, The Mulligan Brothers and Kenny White.
Live Show News: NRBQ, Kat Edmonson, Lindsay Lou on Mountain Stage, May 13.
March 2, 2018
Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is adding to an already packed schedule of live performances in Charleston, WV with the addition of Sunday May 13 at the Culture Center Theater. Tickets are on sale now to Mountain Stage Members . Public on sale will be Friday March 9 at 10a.m.
Listen: The Mountain Goats on Mountain Stage
March 1, 2018
Indie-rock band The Mountain Goats have produced 16 studio albums, including their most recent called " Goths ." On this week's Mountain Stage the group helps celebrate 34 years of live performance radio as they make their second appearance on the show.
Listen: Pokey LaFarge on NPR's Mountain Stage
February 22, 2018
"An aural anachronism of country, Western swing, ragtime, jazz, bluegrass and Americana [that] brings the nostalgia to Technicolor-life," critically-acclaimed Mid-Westerner Pokey LaFarge performs a rollicking "Hard Times Come and Go" during his fourth appearance on Mountain Stage with special guest host Todd Burge.
Bettye LaVette, Joan Osborne and More on Mountain Stage February 25.
February 20, 2018
This Sunday, February 25 Mountain Stage is hosting a four-act show in Charleston, WV at the Culture Center Theater. Tickets are still available.
Listen: Andrew Bird on Mountain Stage
February 15, 2018
O n this week's encore Mountain Stage broadcast, critically-acclaimed "one-man orchestra of the imagination" Andrew Bird stops by with a set full of acoustic roots-pop (not to mention some A+ whistling).
TONIGHT: Watch Mountain Stage with Patti Smith and More.
February 9, 2018
This Sunday you can watch along live as Mountain Stage hosts a sold-out show at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV featuring Patti Smith & Family, Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore, Van William, Robbie Fulks and a special tribute to Little Jimmy Dickens featuring Tim O’Brien, Charlie McCoy and Friends.
Listen: Johnny Staats & Robert Shafer on NPR's Mountain Stage
February 8, 2018
On this week's encore broadcast of Mountain Stage , West Virginia super pickers Johnny Staats & Robert Shafer return with a new self-released record in tow titled Music from the Mountains , featuring this upbeat performance titled " El Cumbanchero ."
Mountain Stage Super Bowl Memories
February 2, 2018
Mountain Stage has a long history of presenting championship-worthy line-ups on Super Bowl Sunday. With this weekend’s big game around the corner, we thought we’d share a few sets that were recorded while much of the country was loading up on wings and lil' smokies.