Mountain Stage Announces First Two Live Shows of 2018

Oct 27, 2017

On Sunday January 14 Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, the long running live performance radio program, will kick off its 35th season in Morgantown, WV at the WVU Creative Arts Center.

The show will record episode #913 with Tyminski, the latest project from highly regarded bluegrass musician and member of Alison Kraus and Union Station, Dan Tyminski. Tyminski’s new album, “Southern Gothic,” was released in October and is a well-crafted, stylistic departure. As Jewly Hight noted in a recent NPR feature, “[Southern Gothic] orients itself around electro-pop, though it doesn't stray too far from his bluegrass and Americana roots.”

Of course millions recognize him as the singing voice behind “Man of Constant Sorrow” from the film “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”, and his vocal is the predominant hook in the Avicii song “Hey Brother.”

Tickets for January 14 are on sale now via Ticketmaster, by phone at 304.293.SHOW and at the CAC and Mountainlair Box Offices in Morgantown. All seats are reserved. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show begins at 7pm. More guests for January 14 will be announced as they are added. 

Sunday January 21 the show returns to their home venue at the Culture Center Theater to record episode #914 in Charleston, WV. While both its lead members have appeared on Mountain Stage as members of other groups, beloved bluegrass group and RFD TV show hosts Dailey & Vincent will make their first appearance on Mountain Stage January 21. The band’s latest, “Patriots and Poets,” expands upon their previous releases, offering good hard-driving bluegrass alongside polished acoustic country tracks.

Gimme All The Love You Got

Credit Anthony Scarlati

Also joining us January 21 will be guitarist, singer and songwriter Molly Tuttle and her band, who have made big waves in the world of bluegrass. Tuttle was recently names “Guitar Player of the Year” by the International Bluegrass Music Association, the first female to ever take top prize in that category. It doesn’t take long to hear why when listening to her latest EP, “Rise.”

Also joining us on January 21 will be Western Centuries, comprised of Seattle-based country musician Cahalen Morrison, jam band veteran Jim Miller (co-founder of Donna the Buffalo), R&B and bluegrass-by-way-of-punk rock songwriter Ethan Lawton, pedal steel player Rusty Blake, and bassist Dan Lowinger. Their debut album, Weight of the World, was produced by Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses). More guests will be announced soon.

Tickets for January 21 are $30, general admission, and are available now to Mountain Stage Members. Our Mountain Stage Members make a recurring gift to Mountain Stage and receive seven days of exclusive pre-sale access to all Culture Center shows before they go on sale to the public. Tickets will be available online, by phone at 877.987.6487 and at Taylor Books in downtown, Charleston, beginning Friday, November 3 at 10a.m.

Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting and distributed by NPR Music. The show is heard as a podcast and you can watch select performances at VuHaus.com.