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Mountain Stage News: December Live Show Announced

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Josh Ritter returns to Mountain Stage Sunday, December 6 in Charleston.

Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce has announced one more live show scheduled before the end of 2015. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show, available today beginning at 10am on MountainStage.org, by phone at 877-987-6487, locally at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston and also at the upcoming live shows.

On Sunday, December 6, Mountain Stage will record episode #860 at the Culture Center Theater on the State Capitol Grounds, 1900 Kanawaha Blvd., Charleston. The show (which acts as Mountain Stage’s 32nd birthday celebration and will be heard on 150 NPR Stations nationwide in January) will include Josh Ritter, who was recently named one of “The 100 Greatest Living Songwriters” by Paste Magazine. This will mark the folky singer-songwriter’s fourth appearance on the Mountain Stage, following the release of his eighth album Sermon on the Rocks (which, as you can hear in the live American Songwriter session below, finds Ritter in a New Wave storytelling state of mind).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeTNu_sibeE

Also appearing on the December 6 show is rootsy singer Amy Helm and pop-folk songwriter Noah Gundersen. After years of recording music with alt-country quartet Ollabelle and the Midnight Ramble Band, Amy Helm took to the studio to record an Americana beauty of a solo debut that would make her father (renowned The Band drummer Levon Helm) proud. Noah Gundersen, the “precociously graceful and thoughtful songwriter,” also returns to the Mountain Stage for a performance that highlights the Seattle crooner’s newest compilation of soul-searching Americana. Get a taste of Gundersen's slow-burning tunes with his recent KEXP set:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Ti__5cIE4

But wait, there are more acts to be announced! Stay up to date on Mountain Stage show news and ticket deals by following us on FacebookTwitterInstagram & Tumblr and signing up for our e-mail newsletter. And if you’re looking for a new soundtrack between now and then, subscribe to the Mountain Stage podcast on iTunes.


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