Mountain Stage with Larry Groce has one more show up its sleeve before saying "goodbye" to the year 2016: a special show commemorating Mountain Stage's 33 years of live performance radio.
Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 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 4, Mountain Stage will record episode #885 at the Culture Center Theater on the State Capitol Grounds, 1900 Kanawaha Blvd., Charleston. The show (which acts as Mountain Stage’s 33rd birthday celebration and will be heard on over 180 NPR Stations nationwide in early 2017) will include indie folk giant Iron & Wine, the one-man folk operation conducted by Sam Beam. This will mark the singer-songwriter’s first appearance on the Mountain Stage, following his recent collaborative releases with Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell and California-born, Manchester-dwelling singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop, as well as his short film Dreamers and Makers are My Favorite People about the Jerry Run Summer Theater in Cleveland, West Virginia.
Also appearing on the December 4 show is up-and-coming Canadian multi-instrumentalist Andy Shauf, whose intricate songwriting and indie folk leanings have led to comparisons to Nick Drake, Elliot Smith, and Grizzly Bear. Appropriately enough, Shauf will make his Mountain Stage debut on our 33rd birthday show with a new record titled The Party in tow.
West Virginia mainstay Todd Burge will also perform on this December 4 show. Often named one of West Virginia’s premier singer-songwriters, Burge has performed on Mountain Stage over ten times since the show began in 1983, leading to his new release of some of his favorite performances on Live on Mountain Stage: 2006-2015.
More acts for this December 4 show will be announced in the coming weeks, but we recommend grabbing those tickets now for this sure-to-sell-out show!
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