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.


3:45 pm
Sat February 21, 2015

Mountain Stage News: Hey Mavis to appear this Sunday, Fairfield Four postoned

Hey Mavis has been added to the line-up for "Mountain Stage" Sunday February 22.

Due to poor travel conditions, The Fairfield Four will be unable to make this Sunday's scheduled appearance on "Mountain Stage with Larry Groce" at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston.

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5:42 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

My First Ten Years at Mountain Stage: Adam Harris Remembers

One of the only autographs I've ever asked for during my ten year stint at Mountain Stage was from Marty Stuart. "Tempted" was the first tape I ever bought with my own money and he's still one of my favorite performers of any genre.
Credit Josh Saul / mountain stage

Ten years ago today, February 6, 2005, was my first show as an intern at Mountain Stage. I drove that morning from Radford, Va. to begin officially logging hours for a 460-hour internship to complete my Music Business degree. It was a Super Bowl Sunday - Eagles vs. Patriots - and Mountain Stage had a characteristically diverse line-up for the live audience in Charleston that night: Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, Hot Club of Cowtown, Chuck Prophet, The Duhks and Amos Lee .

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4:51 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Joy to the World "Marathon" Christmas Day

Heather Masse is special guest vocalist for this year's premiere episode of Bob Thompson's Joy to the World, airing Christmas Eve at 9pm and Christmas Day at 3pm on WV Public Broadcasting.
Credit Maria Sellis

This season's premiere broadcast of Joy to the World featuring vocalist Heather Masse can be heard on West Virginia Public Broadcasting Tuesday, December 23 at 9pm, Wednesday December 24 at 9pm, and Thursday, December 25 at 3pm. The 21st annual holiday jazz show was recorded last December when the production went on the road for the first time, recording shows in Charleston, Elkins and Morgantown, WV .

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1:37 pm
Sat December 6, 2014

WATCH LIVE: Mountain Stage Sunday at 7pm

Watch this Sunday's Mountain Stage live from anywhere in the world at

This Sunday, December 7, point your browser to at 7pm EST to watch "Mountain Stage" with Larry Groce celebrate the end of their 31st season of live performance radio. You'll be able to watch performances by Canadian singer/songwriter Rose Cousins, new-time string-band The Stray Birds, Kentucky's Joan Shelley, Portland's Black Prairie (featuring members of the Decemberists) and pop-culture icon Lisa Loeb. This will be episode #834, and the last live production of the year.

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4:15 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

WATCH: Pianist Bob Thompson covers PHISH

Mountain Stage pianist since 1991, Bob Thompson chose a Phish song to perform on a recent Mountain Stage show.
Credit Josh Saul / mountain stage

We posted this video of our own Bob Thompson covering jam-band legends Phish, and it got over 1,000 views virtually overnight.

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1:20 pm
Sat October 4, 2014

WATCH: Mountain Stage LIVE Sunday Night, 7pm

Watch Mountain Stage live via our website Sunday, October 5, starting at 7pm EST.

Point your browser to at 7pm EDT Sunday October 5 to watch a live webcast of a sold out Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce, featuring Puss N Boots, Blake Mills, The Duhks, Jill Barber and Curtis McMurtry. If you're watching from home, be sure to use our #MountainStage hashtag on Twitter & Instagram to show us how you're watching. 

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11:02 am
Wed October 1, 2014

November 2 Mountain Stage Moves to Little Theater

The new line-up for Yonder Mountain String Band, performing Nov. 2 on Mountain Stage at the Little Theater, includes Allie Kraul (left) on fiddle and Jake Jolliff (2nd from Left) on mandolin.
Credit Tobin Voggesser

"Mountain Stage with Larry Groce” is moving its November 2 live show to the Little Theater at the Charleston Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive, Charleston, WV. Guest artists scheduled to appear include James McMurtry, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Devil Makes Three and Lily and Madeleine.

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3:31 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Elizabeth Cook Postpones Scheduled Mountain Stage Appearance

Country singer and songwriter Elizabeth Cook.

As announced Monday on her Facebook page, country singer and Sirius XM Outlaw Country's "Apron Strings" host Elizabeth Cook has canceled a string of upcoming performances and will not appear as scheduled on Mountain Stage Sunday, October 19. We will reschedule her appearance as soon as possible.

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Holiday Event
10:44 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Joy to the World Tickets On Sale

Singer Mollie O'Brien joins pianist Bob Thompson for this year's "Joy to the World" holiday celebration. Performances are scheduled for Charleston (Dec.11) Wheeling (Dec. 12) and Beckley (Dec. 13). Tickets are on sale October 1.

Three concerts in three cities

Featuring special guest vocalist Mollie O'Brien

Live performances:

Thursday, Dec. 11  in Charleston

Friday, Dec. 12 in Wheeling

Saturday, Dec. 13 in Beckley

Ticket info is below.

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7:00 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Mountain Stage Announces Two More Live Shows

St. Paul & The Broken Bones appear at a live Mountain Stage show November 23 at the Culture Center Theater.
mountain stage

“Mountain Stag w/ Larry Groce”  has announced two more live performances scheduled before the end of 2014. Tickets for both events will be for sale Friday, October 3 at 8am, and will be made available at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston, by phone at 800.594.TIXX(8499), online via and also at the upcoming live shows starting October 5.

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Mountain Stage live show news
12:51 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Yonder Mountain String Band Added to Mountain Stage Schedule

Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck are prepared to release a self-titled debut album. The duo will perform at Mountain Stage Sunday, October 26 at the Culture Center Theater.
Credit Jim McGuire / mountain stage

Exciting things are on tap for our fall schedule of live Mountain Stage events. There are five shows scheduled and we just made some exciting new additions that you can read about below.

We've added the "first family of banjo," Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, to our October 26 live recording at the Culture Center Theater on the capitol grounds here in Charleston. Tickets are available online, at Taylor Books or by calling 800.594.TIXX(8499). Here's a recent write-up from Rolling Stone Country.

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Live Shows
3:13 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Mountain Stage Fall Schedule, Ticket Deal Announced

Progressive roots band The Duhks are back, and join us October 5 to record for the 3rd time on Mountain Stage
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July is history and the Halloween candy is already showing up in stores. That means it’s never too soon to start thinking about raking leaves, Pumpkin Ales,  and cooler weather. With all of the perks that Fall brings also comes a bunch of great Mountain Stage events we’re planning here in Charleston, WV. We'd love to have you come see a show in person.

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Mountain Stage live show news
1:01 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Mountain Stage Travels in August

Martina McBride returns to Mountain Stage 8/3 in Bristol, TN/VA.
Courtesy of the artist

After this Sunday's SOLD OUT show with Umphrey's McGee (Part of the Charlie West Summer Jam Weekend)  Mountain Stage is hitting the road for two shows in seven days! More details are available at our Live Show Schedule, and we hope you'll sign up for our e-mail newsletter for updates on upcoming live show announcements.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
3:16 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- July 5 & 6

The Indigo Girls from 2009. Hear this episode this weekend on MS After Midnight.
Brian Blauser

The July 4 weekend brings about a new way of hearing Mountain Stage as we present "Mountain Stage After Midnight," from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on WV Public Radio. It's all part of the improved radio schedule that we know you'll appreciate, and we're excited to be sharing the greatest episodes from our 31 year history with our late-night listeners.

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12:52 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Three Reasons to Get ALL ACCESS from Mountain Stage tonight

Credit Vasilia Scouras / Mountain Stage

UPDATE: ALL ACCESS tickets have sold out. If you haven't purchased a ticket or reserved a seat but would like to participate in cocktail hour and the silent auction, a suggested donation of $50 is requested. If you can't attend and would like to make a donation, simply click here.

Mountain Stage is hosting "ALL ACCESS," a fundraiser to benefit the Mountain Stage Digital Archive Project. Tickets are still available, but seating is limited.

Money raised will go towards digitizing, indexing and building a web-portal where the world will be able to hear all 800+ episodes of Mountain Stage. Everyone who attends is helping build the digital archive of over 2,000 hours of unique, exciting live performances. 

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10:09 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Tori Amos Covers Nirvana on 1992 Mountain Stage Performance

Tori Amos performing on Mountain Stage September 20, 1992.
Credit Mountain Stage Archive

On Thursday April 10 the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted seminal grunge rockers Nirvana into its 2014 class. The next morning the internet was abuzz about the female-led performances that honored the group’s late front-man Kurt Cobain(1967-1994). Reunited Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic were joined on stage by Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent and Lorde to pay homage to the late grunge-music icon.

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11:49 am
Sat April 5, 2014

Hear the "Best of" Mountain Stage 2013

2013 was the 30th Anniversary of "Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce." Hear a special episode Saturday April 5 at 8pm on WV Public Radio.
Credit Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Join us on WV Public Radio Saturday, April 5 at 8p.m. for a special edition of "Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce." You'll hear a "Best of 2013" review of the show's historic 30th year of live performance radio, curated by host and artistic director Larry Groce and "Mountain Stage" staff.

You'll be front-and-center for performances by Dawes, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Loudon Wainwright, Jason Isbell, Jesse Winchester and many more.

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1:50 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

New Live Shows Announced for Mountain Stage

Rodney Crowell feat. Steuart Smith & Friends will perform on Mountain Stage Sunday May 18 in Charlesto. Tickets are on sale Thursday March 20.
David McClister

Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce announces four new events scheduled at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston. Tickets for all four events go on sale Thursday, March 20 at 8 a.m.

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From the Archives
2:34 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Townes Van Zandt on Mountain Stage

Townes Van Zandt signs the wall at the Captiol Plaza Theater in Charleston, WV as Guy Clark looks on.
Credit Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage / mountain stage

Legnedary Texas singer and songwriter Townes Van Zandt made three appearances on "Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce" before his death in 1997. In honor of his birthday we're sharing two songs from his 1995 appearance; "If I Needed You" and "Buckskin Stallion Blues."

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Mountain Stage
3:21 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Asleep at the Wheel - "Hesitation Blues"- Live from Mountain Stage

Credit Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Legendary Texas swing band Asleep at the Wheel have been performing for more than 40 years. Here's a live staple, most recently recorded by the band with Willie Nelson,  called "Hesitation Blues," from the band's eighth appearance on "Mountain Stage."

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