Mountain Stage with Larry Groce

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

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

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

Listen: R.E.M. on Mountain Stage

Apr 28, 2019

R.E.M. made their historic visit to Mountain Stage 28 years ago this week. The appearance was just one of three shows scheduled to promote their upcoming release "Out of Time."  The other appearances included in the media tour were "Saturday Night Live" and MTV's "Unplugged."

The anniversary is all the reason we need to revisit their performance of "It's The End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" recorded live in Charleston, W.Va. on April 28th, 1991.

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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 earlier this year with songs from their newly released album "Aeonic".

Larry Groce, host and artistic director for Mountain Stage for 36 years, will be inducted into the 2020 Class of the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.

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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.

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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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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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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A brand new season of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce kicks off this weekend as we celebrate our 35th Anniversary.

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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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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."

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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The latest album from Kentucky's Joan Shelley was produced by Wilco bandleader and songwriter Jeff Tweedy, in his Chicago studio. The pair met backstage at a Mountain Stage taping in February 2016, and the resulting album, Joan Shelley, is a beautiful testament to Shelley's enchanting vocals and timeless, heartfelt songwriting. You can hear all of Shelley's charms in "The Push and Pull," our Song of the Week.

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Tupelo, Mississippi born songwriter Paul Thorn has appeared on Mountain Stage nine times since 1997, each time charming the audience with his trademark humor, wit and introspection.

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In our landmark 35th year we hosted 23 shows, in three states, with 111 guest-artists, one of W.Va's best liars, and we welcomed three guest-hosts. In this post you’ll find some highlights from shows we recorded in 2018, painstakingly narrowed down by our host Larry Groce and staff. There are two Dylan tunes, one Emmy award winner, a Broadway playwright, two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, plenty of fresh faces and some long-time friends.

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Grammy winning songwriter and producer Dan Wilson performs his rendition of "Someone Like You," live on Mountain Stage. Wilson co-wrote and produced the song with Adele, for her tremendously successful album 21.

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UPDATE: Thanks to our colleauges at VuHaus and the Video Production department of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, we will be offering a live video webstream of this Sunday's 35th Anniversary Celebration of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce.

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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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This week's episode of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is a special edition with favorites chosen by some of our staff, band and crew.

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This week's Song of the Week comes from Martinsburg, W.Va's Christian Lopez, recorded in Morgantown with WVU Arts & Entertainment.

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Mountain Stage with Larry Groce will return to the campus of Ohio University on Sunday April 7, 2019 as  guests of OU Performing Arts in partnership with our affiliate station WOUB.

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Thanks to our colleauges at VuHaus and the video production department at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, we are offering a live video webcast of THIS SUNDAY'S Mountain Stage from the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va.

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Due to a family emergency The Lone Bellow have asked to reschedule their performance on Mountain Stage and are unable to appear this Sunday, November 11.

A mutually agreeable date to reschedule the The Lone Bellow will be announced later.

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