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Listen: Mark Cline Bates on Mountain Stage
March 21, 2019
This week singer-songwriter Mark Cline Bates makes his second appearance on Mountain Stage with songs from his upcoming album, "King Of The Crows." In our Song of the Week, "Ginger," Bates weaves a heart-wrenching tale about aging, reflection, regret and loss.
Live Show News: Tank and the Bangas On Mountain Stage May 19
March 15, 2019
New Orleans based genre-blending band Tank and the Bangas will appear on Mountain Stage at the Culture Center Theater on Sunday, May 19.
Listen: Andrew Adkins on Mountain Stage
March 14, 2019
Fayetteville, West Virginia's Andrew Adkins is renowned for his honest and heartfelt songwriting. His fourth solo album, " Who I Am ," was produced by Mountain Stage band leader Ron Sowell.
Listen: Mandolin Orange on Mountain Stage
March 7, 2019
North Carolina's Mandolin Orange have been guests on Mountain Stage four times since 2013. Their latest album, Tides of a Teardrop , was released shortly after their most recent appearance, and it landed at the top of four different Billboard Music Charts .
Live Show News: The Devil Makes Three, Si Kahn, Over the Rhine and More Coming to Mountain Stage
March 5, 2019
Mountain Stage looks towards Spring as we finalize our upcoming shows in April and May. Browse our entire live-show schedule for details and more links, and be sure to purchase early before the show sells out, like our April 14 event with Matt Nathanson, Stephen Kellogg, Carbon Leaf and others.
Listen: Amy Ray Band on Mountain Stage
February 28, 2019
A brand new season of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce kicks off this weekend as we celebrate our 35th Anniversary.
Listen: Ranky Tanky on Mountain Stage
February 21, 2019
Ranky Tanky are a South Carolina based band that specializes in "Gullah" music- a style born out of the coastal region and influenced by West African traditions. Here's the band's take on the American folk song, "O Death," for our Mountain Stage Song of the Week.
Listen: Kenny White on Mountain Stage
February 14, 2019
This week's Song of the Week is from Kenny White, a highly regarded session musician, producer, songwriter and pianist.
Listen: Joan Osborne on Mountain Stage
February 7, 2019
Singer Joan Osborne has made eight appearances on Mountain Stage. In her most recent performance, she brought songs from her new collection called " Songs of Bob Dylan ."
Listen: Patti Smith on Mountain Stage
January 31, 2019
Poet, performer, visual artist and rock-and-roll icon Patti Smith joins us on this week's encore broadcast of Mountain Stage. Here she performs "People Have The Power," the driving anthem co-written with her husband Fred "Sonic" Smith, a native of Lincoln County, W.Va. who was posthumously inducted into the WV Music Hall of Fame the evening prior to this performance.
WATCH LIVE: Greensky Bluegrass, Donna The Buffalo, Andrew Adkins and more on Mountain Stage
January 25, 2019
This Sunday's Mountain Stage show sold out back in November but we still want you to join in on the music! Thanks to our video production team at West Virginia Public Broadcasting and our partners at VuHaus , you’ll be able to tune in from the comfort of your home computer or mobile device. You can watch along as Greensky Bluegrass , Donna The Buffalo , Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis , and Andrew Adkins help us record episode #937 of Mountain Stage. With the freshness of 2019 comes Greensky Bluegrass who bring a new album titled All For Money. This band joined us for the first time back in 2011 and they're currently touring the U.S. through mid-September. Over the past 30 years, Donna The Buffalo has been able to claim quite the name for themselves along with a dedicated fanbase. Dance in the Street is their first album release in five years and was produced by Rob Fraboni, known for his work with artists such as Bob Dylan, The Band, Eric Clapton, and The Rolling Stones. We also
Listen: Dailey & Vincent on Mountain Stage
January 24, 2019
Dailey & Vincent's song "More Than a Name on a 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 a Wall" is for those who have lost loved ones who "died for God and Country in a place so far away."
Listen: Tyminski Live on Mountain Stage
January 17, 2019
Our Song of the Week is "Southern Gothic," the title track from Tyminski's 2017 release. 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 encore broadcast of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce . Find your station here, and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes in the link below.
Listen: The Mountain Goats on Mountain Stage
January 10, 2019
Indie-rock band The Mountain Goats have produced 16 studio albums, including their most recent called " Goths ." On this week's encore broadcast of Mountain Stage, the group helps celebrate 34 years of live performance radio as they make their second appearance on the show.
Live Show News: Mountain Stage Announces Five Live Shows
January 7, 2019
You can be in the radio audience for performances by Leftover Salmon, Tim O’Brien’s Bluegrass Band, Matt Nathanson, Darlingside and more.