New Live Shows Announced for Mountain Stage

Mar 19, 2014

Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce announces four new events scheduled at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston. Tickets for all four events go on sale Thursday, March 20 at 8 a.m.

Sunday, May 18 – Mountain Stage welcomes acclaimed songwriter Rodney Crowell featuring renowned guitarist Steuart Smith (the Eagles) and Friends. Crowell and Emmylou Harris brought home the “Best Americana Album” at this year’s Grammy Award for their duet release “Old Yellow Moon.” Also appearing May 18 is Virginia based modern string band The Infamous Stringdusters and up-and-coming alternative folk rockers Elephant Revival.

Sunday, June 1 -- Mountain Stage welcomes back critically acclaimed Austin, Texas based singer and songwriter Patty Griffin, whose latest “Silver Bells” was recorded in 2000 but only recently released. Also featured on this show will be the reunited 90s-pop hit makers Toad the Wet Sprocket, who released “New Constellation” last year to wide acclaim. Their hits include “Walk on the Ocean” and “Good Intentions.” Parker Milsap, who is currently touring with Griffin, will make his first Mountain Stage appearance.

On Sunday, June 8, Mountain Stage will welcome for the first time Twin Forks, a band that includes former Dashboard Confessional front man Chris Carrabba, and The Autumn Defense, featuring Pat Sansone and John Stirratt of Wilco. Their latest,"Fifth," has a wonderful jangle-pop sound as you'll hear below.

FestivALL Charleston is June 20-29, 2014.

Finally, on Sunday, June 29 Mountain Stage will be a part of the 10th annual FestivALL Charleston, a city-wide arts and entertainment event that runs from June 20-29. The final FestivALL event will be a Mountain Stage performance featuring St. Paul and the Broken Bones from Birmingham, Ala. The group of young soul musicians features the vocals of Paul Janeway and recently released their full-length debut album “Half The City”. Most recently the band was listed by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of “48 Best Things We Saw at South By Southwest.”

Tickets for all four of these shows will be available Thursday, March 20 at 8 a.m. Advance Tickets are $15, Day of Show $25, available at MountainStage.org, by phone at 800.594.TIXX(8499) or locally at Taylor Books, 222 Capitol St., Charleston.  All four Mountain Stage events will be at the Culture Center Theater, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. in Charleston. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Show starts at 7  p.m. Visit our Live Show Schedule for a complete list of upcoming events.

Mountain Stage is produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting and distributed by NPR Music. The show recently celebrated its 30th year.