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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.
Listen: Joan Shelley on Mountain Stage
January 3, 2019
The latest album from Kentucky's Joan Shelley was produced by Wilco bandleader and songwriter Jeff Tweedy, in his Chicago studio. The pair met backstage at a Mountain Stage taping in February 2016, and the resulting album, Joan Shelley , is a beautiful testament to Shelley's enchanting vocals and timeless, heartfelt songwriting. You can hear all of Shelley's charms in "The Push and Pull," our Song of the Week. Our host Larry Groce wrote about Joan Shelley for NPR Music's 50 Best Albums of 2017 . You'll hear Shelley's entire set, plus performances from Robyn Hitchcock, Pere Ubu, Susan Werner and The Chandler Travis Philharmonic on this week's encore episode of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce. Find a station in your area here , and be sure to follow the show on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter .
Listen: Paul Thorn on Mountain Stage
December 27, 2018
Tupelo, Mississippi born songwriter Paul Thorn has appeared on Mountain Stage nine times since 1997, each time charming the audience with his trademark humor, wit and introspection.
LISTEN: Seth Glier on Mountain Stage
December 20, 2018
Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Glier's latest album " Birds " was written from a very personal place, but based on his growing popularity, the album has a broad appeal.
35 Highlights from the 35th Season of Mountain Stage
December 15, 2018
In our landmark 35 th year we hosted 23 shows, in three states, with 111 guest-artists, one of W.Va's best liars, and we welcomed three guest-hosts . In this post you’ll find some highlights from shows we recorded in 2018, painstakingly narrowed down by our host Larry Groce and staff. There are t wo Dylan tunes, one Emmy award winner, a Broadway playwright, two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, plenty of fresh faces and some long-time friends. Click the play button to hear each highlight, and find the artist’s entire set via our podcast by clicking the episode number. Whenever possible, we’ve linked to VuHaus videos or NPR music features. Of course we always encourage you to purchase music you like, and go out and hear some live music, whereve r you are, just as soon as you can. Amy Ray made her 10th Mountain Stage appearance on Dec. 2, 2018 at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. when we recorded episode #935 - Broadcast coming in March Anais Mitchell was a part of our 35th
LISTEN: Paul Kelly on Mountain Stage
December 13, 2018
Paul Kelley's career has spanned three decades, including 21 albums and six appearances on Mountain Stage. This performance was recorded in October of 2017 when he returned with a full band and songs from his album “ Life Is Fine ." Enjoy the powerful “Rising Moon,” heard here.
LISTEN: Dan Wilson on Mountain Stage
December 6, 2018
Grammy winning songwriter and producer Dan Wilson performs his rendition of "Someone Like You," live on Mountain Stage. Wilson co-wrote and produced the song with Adele, for her tremendously successful album 2 1 .
WATCH LIVE THIS SUNDAY: Mountain Stage Celebrates 35 years of Live Performance Radio
November 29, 2018
UPDATE: Thanks to our colleauges at VuHaus and the Video Production department of West Virginia Public Broadcasting , we will be offering a live video webstream of this Sunday's 35th Anniversary Celebration of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce.
Listen: River Whyless on Mountain Stage
November 29, 2018
Asheville, N.C. based roots-pop group River Whyless make their second appearance on Mountain Stage during this week's broadcast.
Listen: Patti Smith With the Mountain Stage Song of the Week
November 22, 2018
This week's episode of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is a special edition with favorites chosen by some of our staff, band and crew.
Listen: Christian Lopez on Mountain Stage
November 15, 2018
This week's Song of the Week comes from Martinsburg, W.Va's Christian Lopez, recorded in Morgantown with WVU Arts & Entertainment .
The Lone Bellow Rescheduled for Mountain Stage on April 7 - Athens, OH
November 12, 2018
Mountain Stage with Larry Groce will return to the campus of Ohio University on Sunday April 7, 2019 as guests of OU Performing Arts in partnership with our affiliate station WOUB . Performing at the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium April 7 with be The Lone Bellow , who asked to reschedule their appearance from November 11 due to a family matter. More guests will be announced soon. Mountain Stage is working with Ticketfly to issue refunds for tickets purchased online to the November 11 show. Each request has to be approved individually so we appreciate your patience as we work through the refund process. If you haven't already, please reach out to Ticketfly customer service via e-mail or by phone at 877.987.6487 to start the process. If you purchased your tickets at Taylor Books please send an e-mail to redeem for a future show. More information on the show can be found here , and full ticketing details are available on our Live Show Schedule . Mountain Stage with Larry
Watch Live: River Whyless, Will Hoge, Hello June and More This Sunday
November 9, 2018
Thanks to our colleauges at VuHaus and the video production department at West Virginia Public Broadcasting , we are offering a live video webcast of THIS SUNDAY'S Mountain Stage from the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va.