Larry Groce To Appear in Thomas, Shepherdstown This Weekend

Aug 16, 2016

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.

Larry will be performing Friday, August 26 at the Purple Fiddle in Thomas, WV and then at the Shepherdstown Opera House in Shepherdstown, WV Saturday, August 27. On Sunday he meets up with WVPB's Joni Deutsch of A Change of Tune and Rozwell Kid's Jordan Hudkins for a #WhyListen event from 4-6p.m. at Town Run Brewing Company in Shepherdstown.

Friday, August 26th, 2016-  8p.m.
Purple Fiddle
96 East Avenue  Thomas, WV 26292
304-463-4040
Larry and Sandra will be joined by Michael Lipton for two sets in this landmark music club.

Saturday, August 27th, 2016- 9p.m.
Shepherdstown Opera House
Larry and Sandra Groce
131 West German Street  Shepherdstown, WV 25443
304.876.3704

On "Live Forever" Groce puts his touches on songs by Townes Van Zandt, Jesse Winchester, The Band and Lyle Lovett, among others, with many featuring his wife, and WV Symphony violist, Sandra Groce.

It also features four original songs, including what many listeners will recognize as the “Mountain Stage” Theme, “Simple Song,” presented in its entirety.

When their respective schedules allow, Larry and Sandra have been doing select performances in and around West Virginia. They have a few dates this August, including a WV Flood Relief benefit being produced in New York City by Tony-Award winning Broadway star, and West Virginia Native, Michael Cerveris. They are also scheduled to appear in Hancock, MD with West Virginia shows in Thomas and Shepherdstown. These are rare opportunities to hear Larry not only perform the songs, but share the reasons he loves the songs and decided to include them on this release.

You can hear the album  and find all of Larry’s upcoming performances, including Mountain Stage live shows, on his website, LarryGroce.com. Ticket prices vary.

Upcoming Appearances by Larry Groce:

Sunday, August 21st, 2016, TWO SHOWS- 7pm and 9:30pm 
Take Me Home: A Benefit Concert for West Virginia
Joe's Pub   425 Lafayette St New York, NY 10001   (212) 539-8770
Price: $25 each show
Larry joins the Carpenter Ants and Loose Cattle, Suzzy and Lucy Wainwright Roche, Nellie McKay, Laura Cantrell, Anders Parker, Ona, Tyler Childers, Todd Burge and more for a WV Flood Relief Concert produced by WV Broadway star, Michael Cerveris.
More info from Playbill.

Friday, August 26th, 2016-  8pm
Purple Fiddle
96 East Avenue  Thomas, WV 26292
304-463-4040
Larry and Sandra will be joined by Michael Lipton for two sets in this most lovely setting for a music club.

Saturday, August 27th, 2016- 9pm
Shepherdstown Opera House
Larry and Sandra Groce
131 West German Street  Shepherdstown, WV 25443
304.876.3704

Sunday August 28, 2016- 4-6pm
Town Run Brewery
202 E Washington St, Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
Shepherdstown #WhyListen: First Listen Music Party, presented by West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Talk tunes with Larry and WVPB’s Joni Deutsch, host of A Change of Tune, and Rozwell Kid frontman Jordan Hudkins.

RSVPs required.
More Info.
 

See all of Larry's upcoming performances, including live Mountain Stage events, here.

TAKE ME HOME promo from Loose Cattle on Vimeo.