Mountain Stage

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West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, we’ll explore some old fiddling traditions unique to very specific geographic locations.

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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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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.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning we’ll visit a special restaurant in Helvetia.


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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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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.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, we explore the concept of the West Virginia mountaineer. We’ll learn why the term isn’t just a sports mascot. We also bring you this week’s Mountain Stage Song of the Week.

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

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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.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, we’ll hear about one of the world’s earliest energy drinks that was manufactured right here in Appalachia. We also bring you this week’s Mountain Stage Song of the Week.

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We’re saying “Thanks” by offering a live stream to our sold out 36th Anniversary show, December 1.

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On Sunday, December 1 Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, the long-running live music program heard weekly on 240 NPR stations, will celebrate the show’s 36th Anniversary at the Culture Center Theater.

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Iconic musician, songwriter and producer Nick Lowe returned to Mountain Stage flanked by surf-rock legends Los Straitjackets to perform a set of songs from their latest EP “Love Starvation/Trombone.”

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Country singer Kathy Mattea will be coaching music students at West Virginia University.

The university says in a news release that the Cross Lanes native has been named a distinguished artist in residence in the School of Music for the 2019-20 academic year.

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

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, a few counties throughout the state are implementing a new kind of court for families dealing with abuse and neglect cases. We also bring you a preview of this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia on waterways and this week’s Mountain Stage Song of the Week.

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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.

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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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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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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,"

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, we explore how some transgender families celebrate Father’s Day, we hear a story from this week’s Inside Appalachia podcast featuring craft breweries, and we listen to this week’s Mountain Stage Song of the Week.

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