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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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.

Our Song of the Week is a modern-day blues original by the incomparable Adia Victoria.

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Mountain Stage continues it’s 36th season of live performance radio with three shows, just announced, for late Summer.

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The live show is sold out, but thanks to West Virginia Public Broadcasting and VuHaus you can experience this Sunday's Mountain Stage, with guest-host Kathy Mattea, from anywhere.

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This performance by jazz and blues vocalist Catherine Russell comes from a 2006 Mountain Stage show where she put her special touch on "New Speedway Boogie," a song written by Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia, first popularized by The Grateful Dead.

Listen: John Gorka on Mountain Stage

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John Gorka has been a regular guest on Mountain Stage since his first visit in 1989. He has our Song of the Week with "Tattooed," from his latest album "True In Time," accompanied by the Mountain Stage Band.

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Mountain Stage is working through the Spring with an eye on the long Summer evenings, so here’s the latest updates on our upcoming Live Show Schedule. Ticket prices vary per event, and all shows are on sale now online and at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston.

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Songwriter James McMurtry is highly admired by listeners and peers alike for his astute observations and ability to develop characters while painting scenery with just a few, well-chosen words. This week's Song of the Week is McMurtry's "State of the Union," which depicts a family's inner-conflicts, long-standing grudges and stubborn optimism. 

"We're all in the family/The Cursed and the Blessed/It's the State of the Union I guess."

This Sunday, March 24 Mountain Stage welcomes special guest host Kathy Mattea back to the host position as she guides us through a showcase of bluegrass and roots music at its finest.

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June will be a busy month for music lovers as Mountain Stage has scheduled three live tapings in Charleston, W.Va. that will be worth planning a trip for. Tickets for all three shows are on sale now to Mountain Stage Members. Not a member? Click here to find out more, choose a level and sign-up.

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New Orleans based genre-blending band Tank and the Bangas will appear on Mountain Stage at the Culture Center Theater on Sunday, May 19.

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Mountain Stage looks towards Spring as we finalize our upcoming shows in April and May. Browse our entire live-show schedule for details and more links, and be sure to purchase early before the show sells out, like our  April 14 event with Matt Nathanson, Stephen Kellogg, Carbon Leaf and others.

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Ranky Tanky are a South Carolina based band that specializes in "Gullah" music- a style born out of the coastal region and influenced by West African traditions. Here's the band's take on the American folk song, "O Death," for our Mountain Stage Song of the Week.

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This week's Song of the Week is from Kenny White, a highly regarded session musician, producer, songwriter and pianist.

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Singer Joan Osborne has made eight appearances on Mountain Stage. In her most recent performance, she brought songs from her new collection called "Songs of Bob Dylan."

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Poet, performer, visual artist and rock-and-roll icon Patti Smith joins us on this week's  encore broadcast of Mountain Stage.

Here she performs "People Have The Power," the driving anthem co-written with her husband Fred "Sonic" Smith, a native of Lincoln County, W.Va. who was posthumously inducted into the WV Music Hall of Fame the evening prior to this performance.

This Sunday's Mountain Stage show sold out back in November but we still want you to join in on the music!  Thanks to our video production team at West Virginia Public Broadcasting and our partners at VuHaus, you’ll be able to tune in from the comfort of your home computer or mobile device.

Dailey & Vincent's song "More Than a Name on a Wall" is what Larry Groce calls "one of the most patriotic songs ever performed on Mountain Stage." A beloved favorite for long time fans of Dailey & Vincent, "More Than a Name on a Wall" is for those who have lost loved ones who "died for God and Country in a place so far away." 

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Our Song of the Week is "Southern Gothic," the title track from Tyminski's 2017 release. The album is an artistic departure from a new group led by bluegrass mainstay Dan Tyminski, which incorporates drum loops and electronics for a modernized roots sound.

The group debuted new material from the album in Morgantown this past January.

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Indie-rock band The Mountain Goats have produced 16 studio albums, including their most recent called "Goths." On this week's encore broadcast of Mountain Stage, the group helps celebrate 34 years of live performance radio as they make their second appearance on the show.

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You can be in the radio audience for performances by Leftover Salmon, Tim O’Brien’s Bluegrass Band, Matt Nathanson, Darlingside and more.

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