Mountain Stage with Larry Groce

Fridays 8-10 pm, Saturdays 8-10 pm

For more than 30 years Mountain Stage has been giving radio audiences the best seat in the house for some of the world's most renowned performers. Distributed by NPR Music and produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is the longest running live-performance radio show of its kind. Each two-hour show features five guest artists performing live in front of an audience with studio quality audio. Showcasing talent from all over the world and in virtually every style of music, Mountain Stage has played host to world-class musicians and songwriters while consistently turning audiences on to new music. Our Podcast features songs not heard on the radio broadcast and featured sets are posted at NPR.org/mountainstage.

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“Why don’t you go out and hear some live music, wherever you are, just as soon as you can.”

The words of Larry’s slogan might translate a little differently when you hear them this weekend on NPR stations across the country. He says it after the credits at the end of every episode.

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One of the most awarded groups in bluegrass history sings one of the Mountain State’s most beloved anthems.

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Two Mountain Stage events scheduled for May have been canceled to comply with CDC guidelines regarding public gatherings. Refund details are below. We will work to reschedule each of the artists as soon as possible.

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The Portland-based band Frution makes their Mountain Stage debut with songs from Wild As The Night.

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Our Mountain Stage event scheduled for April 26, with Yola, Joan Shelley, Carsie Blanton and Kim Richey in Athens, OH is canceled. We will work to reschedule the artists as soon as we’re able, and we hope to return to the campus of Ohio University as soon as possible.

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Hear Glen Phillips makes his eighth appearance on Mountain Stage this weekend and enjoy this preview with his performance of "Held Up."

Due to public health concerns regarding COVID-19, our live Mountain Stage shows scheduled for March will be canceled. We will work to reschedule the artists as soon as we can.

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Mountain Stage returns to new broadcasts this week with our 36th Anniversary Show recorded in December 2019. Our Song of the Week comes from Kentucky's renowned country artist Tyler Childers.

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UPDATE: March 6 at 11:00a.m. EST

Advance tickets for our May 17 Mountain Stage at the Clay Center sold out in just under one-hour. Thank you for the support. This show will hit airwaves later this year via NPR Music.

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Our Song of the Week is a fan-favorite from Colorado's The Devil Makes Three.

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This week's broadcast of "Mountain Stage" revisits a show from last April with special guest host Kathy Mattea that includes an awe-inspiring set from New England quartet Darlingside.

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Today we're excited to premiere this live performance video of Miss Tess & the Talkbacks with "True Flood," a track from their brand new album The Moon Is An Ashtray, available now to purchase and stream.

The SteelDrivers are unable to appear at tonight’s Mountain Stage event in Charleston, W.Va. as scheduled. We will work to reschedule them as soon as possible. The band sent us this message:

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Morgantown, West Virginia native Charles Wesley Godwin's  song "Coal Country" reminds us that the commodity's impact reaches far beyond Appalachia, broadening the definition of what many think of as "Coal Country."

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UPDATE: All three of these shows are on sale now online and at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston.

Ticket buyers will notice sales tax has been added to the cost of these tickets. Due to a change in West Virginia tax law, Eventbrite will now collect sales tax on all Mountain Stage tickets for Culture Center shows, starting with our June 2020 events.

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Our Song of the Week is from pop-songsmith Matt Nathanson, who expertly combines the heartfelt and the humorous, in his song "Bill Murray."

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Mountain Stage is adding guest artists to their array of live shows already on the calendar.

There are currently six shows on sale for audiences to be a part of our live Mountain Stage events. Browse the entire schedule for details on each show, and let us know you’re coming on Facebook.

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This week's Song of the Week is by Americana trio The Lone Bellow.

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Award-winning bluegrass group Balsam Range made their first appearance on Mountain Stage last March with songs from their newly released album Aeonic.

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Mountain Stage is adding two new shows to an already extensive live event schedule. Be sure to sign up for our e-mail newsletter for updates and follow along on social media for more artist announcements.

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This week singer-songwriter Mark Cline Bates makes his second appearance on Mountain Stage with songs from 2019 release, King Of The Crows. In our Song of the Week, "Ginger," Bates weaves a heart-wrenching tale about aging, reflection, regret and loss.

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Fayetteville, West Virginia's Andrew Adkins is renowned for his honest and heartfelt songwriting. His  fourth solo album, "Who I Am," was produced by Mountain Stage band leader Ron Sowell.

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Get a first glimpse at the new video for “Coal Country.”

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North Carolina's Mandolin Orange have been guests on Mountain Stage four times since 2013. Their latest album, Tides of a Teardrop, was released shortly after their most recent appearance, and it landed at the top of four different Billboard Music Charts

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We revisit our Anniversary show from 2018 this week with Amy Ray Band, Crash Test Dummies and more.

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We're reflecting on past Mountain Stage appearances from some of the gifted musicians who we lost in 2019.

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In 2019 Mountain Stage welcomed 121 artists among our 25 live events here in West Virginia and beyond. Our 36th Season of live performance radio saw five road shows, seven guest hosting appearances by Kathy Mattea, and artists from places like Sudan, London, Montreal, Toronto and Ireland. In July we recorded episode #950, and we’re now heard on more than 240 stations across the country thanks to our colleagues at NPR Music, and our listeners like YOU.

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Asheville, N.C. based roots-pop group River Whyless make their second appearance on Mountain Stage during this week's broadcast.

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JT Nero and Allison Russell release music as Birds of Chicago, who make their third appearance on Mountain Stage on this weekend's show, hitting NPR Music stations starting December 13.

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Two shows in Charleston and one in Morgantown have been added to the live show schedule. Guests include J2B2, Karan Casey, Marc Cohn, Amy Speace, The Haden Triplets, Kat Edmonson and Ranky Tanky.

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