Mountain Stage is busy planning our Summer schedule. We've already announced two August road shows- On Saturday, August 11 we return to the Augusta Heritage Festival in Elkins, and Sunday, August 19 we’ll be at the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta, OH.
Now we’re rolling out two July shows and both on sale now!
Our Mountain Stage Members have had access to these tickets for a week already. If you'd like to be first in line for tickets, consider making a sustaining gift directly to the program and receive seven days of exclusive, online pre-sale to all our Culture Center shows. You'll also get periodic playlists, discounts and dispatches from the Mountain Stage office.
On Sunday, July 15 Mountain Stage welcomes back Hiss Golden Messenger, the musical entity of M.C. Taylor, whose album “Hallelujah Anyhow” was released last September and ended up on “Best of 2017” lists by Uproxx, Rolling Stone, and The Bluegrass Situation. HGM joined us back in 2014, which you can revisit in our archives.
On Sunday, July 29 we welcome back singer, songwriter, guitarist- oh yeah and Emmy award winning actor- Jeff Daniels, along with the Ben Daniels Band. The BDB is led by Jeff’s son, and the group is embarking on their “Acoustic Sittin’ Tour,” which is also a newly released album.
We’ve also confirmed Dawn Landes for July 29. She recently did her first record in Nashville, called “Meet Me At The River,” and has moved from New York to Music City. The album, due later this year, features our friend and West Virginia Music Hall of Fame member Charlie McCoy on harmonica!
Landes is beloved collaborator, having done work in recent years with Sufjan Stevens, Justin Townes Earle, Jim James and Piers Faccini, and she has a sweet, heartfelt cover of Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down," which we shared below.
We're pleased to announce that The Handsome Family has been added to the July 29 show. During their 25-year career Brett and Rennie Sparks have created songs that transform the mundane landscape of modern life. Their work has been covered by the likes of Jeff Tweedy, Jason Lytle and Andrew Bird, who released an entire record of songs by the Handsome Family.
Both July shows are at the Culture Center Theater on the State Capitol Grounds. All tickets are general admission, $20 in advance, $35 on Day of Show, when available. Tickets are available online, by phone at 877.987.6487 and at Taylor Books.
Visit our Live Show Schedule for all the details on these and our other upcoming shows. If you don't live close by, visit our friends at WV Tourism and the Charleston, WV CVB, and plan a trip to come see some live music in #AlmostHeaven.