Mountain Stage with Larry Groce will celebrate 35 years of live performance radio on Sunday, December 2 at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV. Amy Ray of Indigo Girls, Parker Millsap, Crash Test Dummies, songwriter Anais Mitchell, and William Matheny are scheduled to appear.
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
Due on September 28, “Holler” features cameos
by Vince Gill, Derek Trucks, Kofi Burbridge, The Wood Brothers and The
Freedom Singers, among others
Oklahoma's Parker Millsap will return December 2 for a solo set featuring songs from his acclaimed latest CD Other Arrangements, released in May. He’s had a string of highlights in recent years including his network television debut on CONAN, a performance with Elton John at the Apple Music Festival in London, an Austin City Limits taping and an Americana Music Association nomination for Album of the Year. He has also received praise from The New York Times, The Boston Globe, LA Times, Austin Chronicle and Rolling Stone to name a few.
band Crash Test Dummies will reunite for the first time in 17-years to
celebrate the 25th anniversary of their
seminal sophomore album God shuffled His Feet. The north American tour will launch November 23 and will
feature the original line-up of Brad Roberts, Ellen Reid, Dan Roberts, and
Since her last appearance on Mountain Stage in 2012, the fearless Anais Mitchell
has been busy with her Off-Broadway musical theater piece “Hadestown,”
which has been garnering award and nominations in just about every category imaginable. You can hear Mitchell perform songs from “Hadestown” on our show in 2011 at NPR Music. Mitchell returns to perform with us again on December 2.
Rounding out the line-up is West Virginia’s own rock-n-roller William Matheny and his band. Rolling Stone Country just named Matheny one of "10 New Country Artists You Need to Know" in October 2018, praising his "melodic, garage-influenced twang."
In addition to countless miles on the road in 2018, Matheny released Moon Over Kenova
, an EP of live tracks and rarities that also includes tracks from his 2016 Mountain Stage performance, and a new single, “Flashes and Cables/Christian Name
,” both on Misra records.