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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Songwriter's Hall of Fame member and twice-grammy nominated artist Beth Nielsen Chapman performs on this week's episode of Mountain Stage with guest-host Kathy Mattea.

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With unmatched musicianship and a good dose of humor, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn are featured on this week's episode of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce.
 

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Percussive dance blends with old-time instruments for a fresh take on traditional music by the trio called T-Mart Rounders, who have our Song of the Week.

Mountain Stage continues its production schedule this Sunday with episode #955 at the Culture Center Theater on the state capitol grounds in Charleston, W.Va. Tickets are still available online and at Taylor Books at 226 Capitol St. in downtown, Charleston.

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Travel complications led to a last minute collaboration between guitarist Charlie Hunter and vocalist Lucy Woodward.

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Renowned singer and guitarist John Pizzarelli brings his trio to Mountain Stage this week.

Tickets are still available for this Sunday’s star-studded Mountain Stage line-up, scheduled for 7p.m. at the Culture Center Theater on the state capitol grounds. But if you can't join us, watch live via VuHaus.com.

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Two November live events have been added to the schedule for Mountain Stage and both shows are on sale at a special rate to Mountain Stage Members today.

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Our Song of the Week comes from the Hardcore Troubadour himself, Steve Earle.

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Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale are the singers, songwriters and guitarists that comprise the modern folk duo The Milk Carton Kids.

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Our radio audiences will hear all new episodes starting this Friday, September 6, on more than 220 NPR stations.

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Bit Logic is the latest album from road-tested, blue-collar rockers Bottle Rockets, who have been visiting Mountain Stage since 1995.

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This week's Song of the Week is by revered Nashville-based songwriter Gretchen Peters.

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Michael and Tanya Trotter are the driving voices behind The War And Treaty. With an energetic sound that blends classic roots, gospel and R&B with country and soul, The War And Treaty are a treat to experience live.

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Renowned acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke has a career that spans five decades, dating back to his 1969 debut album 6 & 12 String Guitar. This week we're revisiting his 10th appearance on Mountain Stage since 1990, including our pick for Song of the Week.

Kathy Mattea, Grammy winning recording artist and West Virginia native, returns to Charleston, W.Va. this Sunday to guest host Mountain Stage once again, this time with a one-of-a-kind line-up of female talent. Showtime is 7p.m. at the Culture Center Theater on the state capitol grounds, and tickets are available online or at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston. Be sure to RSVP on Facebook if you’re joining us, and read on for more on each of our guests.

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Recorded at the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta, OH,  in 2018, this week's episode of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce features a broad array of musical styles, drawing from pop, rock, soul and folk.

Some tickets remain for Sunday's Mountain Stage taping in Charleston, but thanks to WVPB and VuHaus you can watch live online.

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Larry Groce will be leading the Mountain Stage band, staff and crew north to Elkins, W.Va. for the sixth time to help close out the Augusta Heritage Festival.

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Hear one of music's most distinct vocalists perform songs from her new album in this week's encore episode of Mountain Stage, recorded at the Augusta Heritage Festival in Elkins, W.Va. in 2018.

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Emmy-winning actor Jeff Daniels is also an accomplished singer, songwriter and guitarist, who recently appeared on Mountain Stage along with the Ben Daniels Band, led by his son Ben, which also includes Jeff's  daughter Amanda.

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Mountain Stage Members are first in line for tickets to the latest additions to the Mountain Stage live show schedule.

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Hiss Golden Messenger appears on this week's encore episode of Mountain Stage, with songs from their album "Hallelujah Anyhow," as well as this tune from their 2013 release "Haw."

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We revisit The Wood Brothers' third appearance on Mountain Stage as part of this week's encore episode.

Country music star Lee Ann Womack released her album "The Lonely, The Lonesome, & The Gone"  last year to critical acclaim. Our Song of the Week is her performance of "All The Trouble,"

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It’s sure to be a busy summer for live-music fans in our area as the Mountain Stage schedule continues to grow with some exciting artist additions to our upcoming events.

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Our Mountain Stage Song of the Week comes from enchanting jazz and pop vocalist Kat Edmonson, who makes her third appearance on the show with songs from her album called "Old Fashioned Gal."

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Our Song of the Week comes from acclaimed Nashville singer and songwriter Kim Richey, along with her band and San Francisco's Chuck Prophet, who was a guest on this episode and also appears on Richey's new album "Edgeland."

We’re excited to announce that you can watch Sunday's Mountain Stage show live from anywhere thanks to the video production team at West Virginia Public Broadcasting and our partners at VuHaus. Just point your browser to this post, MountainStage.org or VuHaus.com to watch along. There’s no charge to watch along, but you can always make a gift if you’re feeling generous

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The seeds of our Song of the Week were sown from a tune that Los Angeles area musician Joachim Cooder would sing to his houseplant, called a Fuchsia Machu Picchu.

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