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Live Show News: Mountain Stage 35th Anniversary, More
September 14, 2018
Mountain Stage broadcast its first regularly scheduled episode on Dec. 11, 1983. Host Larry Groce and West Virginia Public Broadcasting will celebrate the program's 35 years on public radio with episode #935 on Sunday, December 2 at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. Ticket info is available here . Returning to Mountain Stage for the third time as a solo artist, in addition to many appearances with Indigo Girls, singer songwriter Amy Ray will return with her band to perform songs from her newest release of original material, “ Holler .” Recorded at Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville, NC, Ray says “Holler” is “inspired by traditional country, southern rock, mountain music, gospel and bluegrass.” Due on September 28, “Holler” features cameos by Vince Gill, Derek Trucks, Kofi Burbridge, The Wood Brothers and The Freedom Singers, among others. Since her last appearance on Mountain Stage in 2012, the fearless Anais Mitchell has been busy with her Off-Broadway musical theater
Listen: The Wood Brothers on Mountain Stage
September 13, 2018
The Wood Brothers make their third appearance on Mountain Stage as part of this week's new episode.
New Video for "Candy Rain" by NPR Slingshot Artist Hello June
September 7, 2018
“Candy Rain” is the new single from the upcoming self-titled debut album by Hello June.
Listen: Lee Ann Womack on Mountain Stage
September 6, 2018
Country music star Lee Ann Womack released her album "The Lonely, The Lonesome, & The Gone" last year to critical acclaim. Our Song of the Week is her performance of "All The Trouble,"
Listen: Robert Cray Band on Mountain Stage
August 30, 2018
First released by Bill Withers in 1974, "The Same Love That Made Me Laugh" has been covered by artists like Diana Ross, Al Jarreau and Joan Osborne. This week, it's our Song of the Week performed by Grammy-winning blues and soul man Robert Cray, who makes his sixth appearance on Mountain Stage on this week's encore broadcast.
Listen: Bill Kirchen on Mountain Stage
August 23, 2018
A great deal has changed since 1964. But when rockabilly purveyor Bill Kirchen performed "The Times They Are A-Changin'" on Mountain Stage in 2017, it brought it back into focus.
Live Show News: Leo Kottke, Bottle Rockets, The War And Treaty and more
August 17, 2018
Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is excited to welcome legendary acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke back to Mountain Stage for his 9th appearance. More artists have been added to our Live Show Schedule .
Listen: St. Paul & the Broken Bones on Mountain Stage
August 16, 2018
A throwback to classic southern soul music from a modern-day band, our Song of the Week comes from Alabama's St. Paul & the Broken Bones. Making their second appearance on Mountain Stage with songs from the highly acclaimed second full-length album "Sea of Noise," here's "Flow With It."
Listen: David Amram's Rendition of "What a Wonderful World" on Mountain Stage
August 9, 2018
Conductor, multi-instrumentalist and composer of more than 100 orchestral and chamber works, " the Renaissance man of American music" David Amram performs a stunning rendition of Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World."
Live Show News: Bottle Rockets, Amy Helm and More on Mountain Stage October 21.
August 8, 2018
As summer slowly winds down, Mountain Stage is making plans for the Fall with another new live show just announced for Sunday, October 21 in Charleston, W.Va.
Listen: Steve Earle & The Dukes on Mountain Stage's 900th Episode
August 2, 2018
This week's encore broadcast of Mountain Stage celebrates the program's 900th episode. Our Song of the Week is the best-known hit by the hardest of hardcore troubadours, Steve Earle. Here's Earle with his band The Dukes performing 1988's "Copperhead Road ."
Listen: Kishi Bashi on Mountain Stage
July 26, 2018
Classically-influenced eclectic pop maestro Kishi Bashi locally sourced a quartet of Appalachia-based string players for his performance on Mountain Stage, which you can hear on this week’s encore broadcast with guest-host Joni Deutsch.
Listen: Bruce Cockburn on Mountain Stage
July 19, 2018
In the fall of 2017, Bruce Cockburn joined Neil Young in being inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Our Song of the Week, "Lovers In a Dangerous Time," helps justify that distinction, and can be heard on this week's broadcast during Cockburn's sixth appearance on Mountain Stage with Larry Groce since 2004.
Kathy Mattea to Release New Album 'Pretty Bird,' Appears on Mountain Stage August 11.
July 13, 2018
Grammy winning performing artist and West Virginia native Kathy Mattea will release her new album "Pretty Bird" in September and will appear on Mountain Stage Saturday August 11, 2018 as part of the Augusta Heritage Festival on the campus of Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, W.Va. Tickets are available now.
Listen: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn on NPR's Mountain Stage
July 12, 2018
Lovingly referred to as The First Family of the Banjo, partners in love, life and music Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn join us on the Mountain Stage for an extended set during this week's encore broadcast.