Adam Harris

Executive Producer - Mountain Stage

Adam is a native of Greenbrier County and graduated from Radford University in 2005 with a degree in Music Business and minor in Media Studies. After completing an internship with Mountain Stage, he was hired as Assistant Producer in October 2005. He became Executive Producer when his predecessor and the show's co-founder Andy Ridenour retired in August 2011. 

Adam is also involved with FestivALL Charleston, the city's ten-day, multi-faceted arts & entertainment festival each June, and he serves on the booking committee for Live on the Levee, a free outdoor summer concert series produced by the City of Charleston.

His hobbies include roller derby, watching professional wrestling and fostering kittens.

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Josh Saul / Mountain Stage / Mountain Stage

The year 2016 was noteworthy for lots of reasons at Mountain Stage .  Our 32nd year of live performance radio from the Mountain State included 25 shows from seven venues in four states and two new guest-hosts! With 2017 around the corner (11 shows already on sale) and nostalgia in the air, here are 10 highlights of the year that made 2016 a special one.

Vasilia Scouras / Mountain Stage

Milton, WV based Blenko Glass Company has teamed with West Virginia Public Broadcasting to commemorate 33 years of Mountain Stage with a limited edition, hand blown glass record. This one-of-a-kind piece will be available for an introductory price of $60 per piece, at Mountain Stage's SOLD OUT event on Sunday, December 4 in the Culture Center Lobby, and when Mountain Stage opens its "Pop Up Shop" at WVPB, 600 Capitol St. Charleston, WV on Wednesday December 14 and Thursday December 15, from 11a.m. to 6p.m.

Bob Thompson Joy to the World
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Join us on television and radio for fresh editions of our holiday jazz celebration "Joy to the World"
with pianist Bob Thompson, featuring guest vocalist Meredith Dean Augustin on TV, and Lena Seikaly on radio. Broadcast times are below.

WATCH Joy to the World w/ Bob Thompson featuring Meredith Dean Augstin

Wednesday December 21 at 8p.m. - WVPB

Friday December 23 at 8p.m. – West Virginia Channel

Mountain Stage

On Sunday October 23 Mountain Stage will welcome special guest host Conor Knighton to present the long-running radio show’s event as part of FestivALL Fall. Mountain Stage has also added "Nashville gonzo outlaw" songwriter Todd Snider to the line-up that already includes Shovels & Rope, Rhett Miller, Joe Purdy and River Whyless.

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This weekend, Mountain Stage listeners will hear a new voice on the show as we welcome a very special guest host: Joni Deutsch.

The show, which was recorded June 26 at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, West Virginia, will feature live performances by dreamy indie poppers Lucius, acclaimed singer-songwriter Rachel Yamagata, New York-based rocker Margaret Glaspy, gothic blues artist Adia Victoria and West Virginia rock-and-roller William Matheny.

Back in June when Mountain Stage announced that Indigo Girls were returning to Mountain Stage September 18 in Charleston, WV, it only took a few hours for tickets to sell out. Sometimes we can't believe our own luck, as it turned out that September 18 we'd be joined by a country-music icon and her new band, Wynonna & the Big Noise.

Courtesey of Mark Wolfe

R.E.M. made a historic visit to Charleston, WV on April 28, 1991 to perform on Mountain Stage.

Earlier this year, Mountain Stage host, artistic director, and co-founder Larry Groce independently released “Live Forever,” his first full-length recording in over 27 years. Prompted by the encouragement of friends and family, the album is filled with some of Groce’s favorite songs, many of which, have been performed on the storied radio program since its inception in 1983.

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Ralph Stanley, a patriarch of Appalachian music who made four appearances on "Mountain Stage" starting in 1998, died Thursday from difficulties with skin cancer. He was 89. Continue reading to hear performances by Stanley of "Angel Band" and "Pretty Polly" as heard on Mountain Stage.

"Mountain Stage" host and artistic director Larry Groce had this to say:

The skies of Virginia and West Virginia opened last night as Ralph Stanley passed, and poured rain on his home in historic and tragic proportions. Perhaps it’s coincidence.
 

Jim McGuire / Mountain Stage

Alt-country singer-songwriter Elizabeth Cook and West Virginia-based rockers Qiet have been added to the bill for Mountain Stage's live production Sunday, July 31 at the Culture Center Theater. As previously announced, the show will also feature  jam-grass favorites Leftover Salmon.

Tom Passinetti / Mountain Stage

Do you have a ticket for THIS SUNDAY's live Mountain Stage in Charleston with Lake Street Dive, Seratones, Royal Wood, Lucy Wainwright Roche & Suzzy Roche and My Bubba? If you do, you're in for a treat. If you don't, you better hurry. As of this writing less than 60 tickets remain, available at The Clay Center Box Office, 304.561.3570, or HERE.

For those who experienced it, Mountain Stage on April 28, 1991 was an unforgettable one to say the least. That day R.E.M., unquestionably one of the most popular bands at that time, emerged from a brief touring hiatus to perform on Mountain Stage in Charleston, WV.

Mountain Stage is excited to announce the line-up of artists scheduled to appear when the show travels to Lexington, Kentucky for the first time Sunday April 3. Joining Larry Groce and the Mountain Stage Band at the Singletary Center for the Arts will be gifted singer, songwriter and mutli-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz, Ohio-based modern folk band Over the Rhine, beloved roots-rockers The Black Lillies and

Graphic by Joni Deutsch / Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, the long-running live-performance radio program based in Charleston, WV, is pleased to announce it will record episode #866 before a live audience in Lexington, Kentucky, on Sunday April 3, 2016. This will mark the first time Mountain Stage has ever recorded its live performance radio program in Lexington. Tickets are available now.

UPDATE: (Tuesday December 8, 2015) The entire allotment of advance tickets to see Wilco perform on Mountain Stage Valentine's Day 2016 sold out in just over an hour. Sign-up for the Mountain Stage newsletter to be the first to know about future updates.

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The 33rd season of Mountain Stage will begin on Sunday January 17 at the WVU Creative Arts Center in Morgantown, WV. As guests of WVU Arts & Entertainment, host Larry Groce will welcome indie rockers Blitzen Trapper, Nashville based singer Ruby Amanfu and Austin-based seven piece Wild Child.

Vasilia Scouras

West Virginia Public Broadcasting is proud to announce the premiere broadcast of "Traveling the Mountain Music Trail," a 30 minute travelogue guiding viewers through the five-county region of eastern West Virginia that makes up the "Mountain Music Trail."

Watch "Traveling the Mountain Music Trail" on Sunday, April 3 at 7p.m. and again on Friday, April 15 at 10:30p.m.

courtesy of the artist / design by Crystal Collins.

To accommodate increased demand for tickets to the upcoming June 28 production of Mountain Stage, a part of FestivALL Charleston, the show is moving to The Clay Center.

Josh Saul / Mountain Stage

Whether you're listening over the air or joining us in person -or both- Mountain Stage has a lot of great music cued up for you this weekend.

This Sunday, March 22 Mountain Stage returns to the Culture Center Theater with another line-up filled with the best of Americana, roots and country music from all over the country. Tickets are available online, by phone at 800.594.TIXX(8499) or locally at Taylor Books in downtown, Charleston.

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