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Brian Blauser

The 2016 Grammy Awards Nominations are in! We're proud to see so many of Mountain Stage's guests on the list. Click on the artist's name to hear their recent performances on Mountain Stage.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, Mountain Stage host Larry Groce profiles the show’s house pianist Bob Thompson.  Thompson was inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame earlier this year.  And Glynis Board talks with West Virginia’s poet laureate Marc Harshman about his new book “Mountain Christmas.”

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

UPDATE: (Tuesday December 8, 2015) The entire allotment of advance tickets to see Wilco perform on Mountain Stage Valentine's Day 2016 sold out in just over an hour. Sign-up for the Mountain Stage newsletter to be the first to know about future updates.

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Zoe-Ruth Erwin

After 24 years of playing sold-out shows, touring the world with the likes of Ben Folds and George Clinton, and releasing an album of cat meow covers, Guster's story is without a doubt a gusty one. We sat down with the alternative pop band's frontman to talk about Guster's newest record, their holiday music plans and their January 2016 return to the Mountain State. 

Defense Vows Appeal of Blankenship Verdict

Dec 4, 2015
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, reporter Ashton Marra and Charleston attorney Mike Hissam talk with Scott Finn about the conclusion of the trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.  That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Mountain Stage is proud to announce its new partnership with VuHaus, a growing network of public media organizations who share a common mission to support emerging artists and to be a premier music discovery source for audiences around the world.

Music in Motion Promotions / Mountain Stage

Are you a fan of music discovery? Then Record Store Happy Hour is the place for you.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, Jessica Lilly talks with Concord University president Dr. Kendra Boggess who was the first in her family to attend college.  And Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn are along with the Mountain Stage song of the week. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, the latest from the trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.  Also, Jessica Lilly tells the story of a Wyoming County student who is the first in her family to go to college. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Larry Groce Remembers Allen Toussaint

Nov 12, 2015
Josh Saul

"Allen Toussaint was the most genteel person ever to perform on Mountain Stage. The first time he came, he brought his daughter with him. She was a university student at the time and was just as polite, soft spoken and friendly as he was.

The 33rd season of Mountain Stage will begin on Sunday January 17 at the WVU Creative Arts Center in Morgantown, WV. As guests of WVU Arts & Entertainment, host Larry Groce will welcome indie rockers Blitzen Trapper, Nashville based singer Ruby Amanfu and Austin-based seven piece Wild Child.

How Do You Say "Appalachia?"

Nov 6, 2015
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, Clark Davis previews the basketball season at the state’s universities.  And how do you pronounce the name of our region?  There are many ways to say “Appalachia.” 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce has announced one more live show scheduled before the end of 2015. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show, available today beginning at 10am on MountainStage.org, by phone at 877-987-6487, locally at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston and also at the upcoming live shows.

Inside Appalachia Preview: Spooky Folk Stories

Oct 30, 2015
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, the latest form the trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.  Also, some spooky ghost stories and our Mountain Stage song of the week. 

That’s all on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Can't make it to this weekend's Mountain Stage? There's a stream for that!

Mountain Stage/ Pat Sergent

In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we'll hear why Davis and Elkins College offers a unique type of scholarship for students who play traditional folk music. And we’ll hear about a new tourism music trail in West Virginia called The Mountain Music Trail.

A Hollywood Family Affair

Oct 16, 2015

On West Virginia Morning, a preview of our weekly podcast reporting from the trial of the former CEO of Massey Energy Don Blankenship.  Also, Beth Vorhees meets Cissy from the 1960’s TV show “Family Affair.”  These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Preview the Podcast: Blankenship on Trial

Oct 2, 2015
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, Glynis Board reports on how the oil and gas industry is getting around regulations meant to keep dangerous materials out of landfills.  Also, a preview of this week’s podcast covering the trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.  These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Vasilia Scouras

West Virginia Public Broadcasting is proud to announce the premiere broadcast of "Traveling the Mountain Music Trail," a 30 minute travelogue guiding viewers through the five-county region of eastern West Virginia that makes up the "Mountain Music Trail."

Watch "Traveling the Mountain Music Trail" on Sunday, April 3 at 7p.m. and again on Friday, April 15 at 10:30p.m.

Music and Poetry on West Virginia Morning

Sep 25, 2015

On West Virginia Morning, poetry and music.  The state’s poet laureate Marc Harshman shares one of his poems with us.  And Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams have our Mountain Stage song of the week.  That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Robley Dupleix

Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce has announced six live shows scheduled for October and November.

Tickets for each show are $20 in advance and $25 day of show, available NOW at MountainStage.org, by phone at 877-987-6487 or locally at Taylor Books in downtown, Charleston (unless otherwise specified).

Women Are Making Their Mark in Agriculture

Sep 18, 2015

On West Virginia Morning, women are taking a bigger role in agriculture.  We’ll take a closer look at the changing role of women in farming.  And Chris Stapleton is along with our Mountain Stage song of the week.  That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

On West Virginia Morning, Ashton Marra reports on a lawsuit between the American Federation of Teachers and the Monongalia County Board of Education.  And Bahamas has our Mountain Stage song of the week.  That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

On West Virginia Morning, Clark Davis begins a look at the teams as college football season kicks on this weekend.  And Jessica Lilly, the host of Inside Appalachia talks with Mountain Stage host and artistic director Larry Groce about Appalachian music…along with our Mountain Stage song of the week.  That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

"Aw man, [band] AND [artist] were on your show in [year]? That sounds amazing. Why wasn't I there!"

Congress will return to session after Labor Day to a full schedule. They will consider long term funding for the nation’s roadways, the Iran nuclear deal and an education bill replacing No Child Left Behind.

The full schedule has the conservation community worried about the impending expiration of a little-known program for buying park and forest land. The Land and Water Conservation Fund has generated almost $17 billion during its 50-year history.

About $10.5 billion of that has been spent to buy 5 million acres of public land, mainly out West, but West Virginia has also benefited from the fund. Think Harpers Ferry, the New River Gorge and the Monongahela National Forest. 

Mountain Stage

To say that Mountain Stage is excited about returning to Grand Marais this September? Total. Understatement.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this week's episode of the podcast Us & Them, producer Trey Key looks at the evolution of textbooks in the U.S. and the controversies in both Kanawha County and Texas that have shaped the textbooks students read in school.

Inside Appalachia focuses on the out-migration of young people from West Virginia and Appalachia in general, a move that often leaves Appalachian natives homesick for their roots. 

Husband and wife due Shovels and Rope play "Evil," this week's Mountain Stage Song of the Week.

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

What's on the line-up for this week's #MSAM? A little folk, a little alt-rock and a whole lot of archived music goodness.

Creating Art Can Be a Lonely Business

Aug 14, 2015

On West Virginia Morning, Liz McCormick reports from the Eastern Panhandle where a group of artists get together to critique each other’s work.  Also, singer-songwriter Jill Barber has our Mountain Stage Song of the Week.  That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.


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