Mountain Stage with Larry Groce

Fridays 8-10 pm, Saturdays 8-10 pm

Now in its 31st season, Mountain Stage has been giving radio audiences the best seat in the house for some of the world's most renowned performers. Distributed by NPR Music and the Voice of America, Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is the longest running two-hour live-performance radio show of its kind. Each show features five guest artists performing live in front of an audience with studio quality audio. Showcasing talent from all over the world and in virtually every style of music, Mountain Stage has played host to world-class musicians and songwriters while consistently turning audiences on to new music.

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10:57 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Hear Lori McKenna Perform "If I Could Buy This Town" Live on Mountain Stage

Lori McKenna live on Mountain Stage
Credit Josh Saul

Based out of her hometown of Stoughton, Massachusetts, Lori McKenna has become one of Nashville's most in-demand singer-songwriters. Here she performs "If I Could By This Town," on an episode of Mountain Stage recorded on the north shore of Lake Superior in Grand Marais, Minnesota.

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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 Radio Preview
3:50 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Hear Mountain Stage with The BoDeans, Jill Sobule, Julia Sweeney & More This Saturday

Dead Man Winter
Josh Saul

This week's broadcast of Mountain Stage is the first of two episodes recorded on the road in Grand Marais, Minnesota. You'll hear sets from roots rock vets The BoDeans, featuring legendary rock drummer Kenny Aronoff. Jill Sobule and SNL alum Julia Sweeney give you a taste of The Jill & Julia Show, and you'll also hear Trampled By Turtles electric cousin Dead Man Winter, along with The Pines, and Jonathan Rundman.

Listen this Saturday night at 8pm on West Virginia Public Radio, or on one of more than 130 stations across America.

Mountain Stage Song of the Week
11:55 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Hear The Pines Play "Rise Up and Be Lonely" Live on Mountain Stage

The Pines, Live on Mountain Stage
Credit Josh Saul

The lush, dark, and atmospheric sounds Twin Cities band The Pines evoke the steely autumn breeze coming off the shore of Lake Superior, where this week's episode of Mountain Stage was recorded. Here they play the song "Rise Up and Be Lonely" from their 2012 release "Dark So Gold."

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
9:05 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Listen to The Bottle Rockets Play "Big Lots of Love" Live on Mountain Stage

The Bottle Rockets Live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Roots rock heroes The Bottle Rockets return to Mountain Stage with a love song - and a story - inspired by a new guitar, and frontman Brian Henneman's wife's favorite discount shopping location.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
3:34 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Hear The Black Lillies Perform "Gold and Roses" Live on Mountain Stage

The Black Lillies, Live on Mountain Stage
Credit Josh Saul

The Black Lillies' signature mix of roots rock and and Appalachian music has earned them a loyal following at festivals across the southeast and beyond. They can be heard on this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage, with their song "Gold and Roses."

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Radio
10:53 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Hear Jason Isbell Play "Traveling Alone" Live on Mountain Stage

Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires on Mountain Stage
Credit Josh Saul

Accompanied by his wife Amanda Shires on fiddle, Alabama-born singer-songwriter Jason Isbell performs "Traveling Alone," as heard on his acclaimed album "Southeastern."

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Radio
10:35 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Mountain Stage Staff Music Picks: Lucius Plays "Turn it Around"

Mountain Stage Assistant Producer Vasilia Scouras Loves Lucius
Josh Saul

Earlier in the year, Mountain Stage staffers each picked a single performance to be featured as bonus content on the "best of" USB drives that are given away as pledge premiums. Associate Producer Vasilia Scouras chose "Turn it Around" by Lucius.

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Mountain Stage Radio Preview
2:32 pm
Sat June 14, 2014

Listen to Mountain Stage with Guest Host Tim O'Brien This Sunday

Special Guest Host TIm O'Brien on Mountain Stage
Josh Saul

We hope you can tune in this Sunday at 2 pm to hear the first ever episode of Mountain Stage to feature a guest host - our oldest and dearest friend, Americana icon and West Virginia native Tim O'Brien. Rodney Crowell is there, along with The Infamous Stringdusters, Elephant Revival, Tattletale Saints, and another band with deep West Virginia Roots, The Sea The Sea.

Thanks for listening!

Mountain Stage Song of the Week
4:23 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Hear Rodney Crowell Perform "Moving Work of Art" From This Week's Mountain Stage

Rodney Crowell, live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

One of roots music's most respected singer-songwriters, Rodney Crowell returns to this week's premiere broadcast of Mountain Stage, with special guest host Tim O'Brien. Crowell closes his set with "Moving Work of Art," from his acclaimed 2008 album "Sex and Gasoline."

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Song of the Week
4:37 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Hear Keb' Mo' perform "The Worst is Yet to Come" Live on Mountain Stage

Keb' Mo' live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Singer-songwriter Kevin Moore first visited Mountain Stage nearly 20 years ago, around the same time he adopted the stage name of "Keb' Mo.'" In the time since, Keb' Mo' has become one of America's most respected and beloved blues artists. Here he performs "The Worst is Yet to Come" from his brand new studio album Blues Americana.

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Mountain Stage Live Show Preview
10:00 am
Sun June 1, 2014

The Head and the Heart Appearing on Mountain Stage Today

The Head and the Heart, appearing Sunday June 1st on Mountain Stage

This just in - fresh off their appearance at Nelsonville, the "special unannounced band" that will be performing at today's Mountain Stage event in Charleston is acclaimed Portland-based group The Head and the Heart. They'll appear alongside Patty Griffin, Toad the Wet Sprocket, and Parker Millsap. Be prepared to cheer them on! Today's show is sold out, but if any remaining tickets become available, they will be placed on sale at 5pm in the Culture Center lobby. We'll see you there.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
10:39 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Hear Amy Ray Play "Duane Allman" on Mountain Stage

Amy Ray on Mountain Stage
Credit Josh Saul

Indigo Girl Amy Ray visits Mountain Stage this week, with songs from her latest solo release. Growing up in Georgia, The Allman Brothers were one of the very first bands Ray listened to, playing a major part in her musical upbringing. Here she pays tribute to the band's beloved legendary lead guitarist with the song "Duane Allman."

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
10:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Robert Cray - "You Move Me" - Live from Mountain Stage

Robert Cray live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

In addition to being one of America's foremost electric blues guitarists, Robert Cray's nimble vocals allow him to venture into R&B and rock sounds, as he does here with the song "You Move Me."

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Mountain Stage Live Show Preview
2:32 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Mountain Stage This Weekend: ALL ACCESS, Rodney Crowell, Infamous Stringdusters & More

Rodney Crowell, appearing LIVE on Mountain Stage May 18th

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. 

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
5:30 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Pink Martini featuring The Von Trapps - "Hushabye Mountain" - Live from Mountain Stage

Pink Martini featuring The Von Trapps
Credit Brian Blauser

The song "Hushabye Mountain" originally appeared in the musical film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and has since been covered by everyone from Tony Bennett to Pink Floyd frontman David Gilmour. But it may have never sounded as good as it does on this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage, preformed by acclaimed group Pink Martini, featuring The Von Trapps.

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Mountain Stage Radio Preview
3:36 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Hear Solas, Michael Martin Murphey & More on This Week's Broadcast of Mountain Stage

Logan Brill
Brian Blauser

This week's all new broadcast of Mountain Stage features a performance by Irish-American supergroup Solas, along with cosmic cowboy Michael Martin Murphey, Logan Brill, Mark Mulcahy, and Sean Keane.

We hope you can tune in this Sunday at 2pm on West Virginia Public Radio, or on one of over 130 radio stations across America. Thanks for listening to Mountain Stage!

Mountain Stage Song of the Week
9:05 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Solas - "Am I Born to Die?" - Live from Mountain Stage

Solas live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Irish-American supergroup Solas have visited Mountain Stage 8 times through the years. Here the band's newest member Noriana Kennedy takes the lead, alongside founders Seamus Egan and Winifred Horan, with the heart-wrenching Irish traditional song "Am I Born to Die."

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
11:32 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Lake Street Dive - "Clear a Space" - Live from Mountain Stage

Lake Street Dive on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

The four virtuoso musicians that make up Lake Street Dive met as students at the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music, and after performing together for nearly a decade are now regarded as America's premier indie pop band. Here they play "Clear a Space," from their latest album Bad Self Portraits.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
12:08 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

The Julian Lage Trio - "For Critter" - Live From Mountain Stage

Julian Lage on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

This week's broadcast of Mountain Stage features a performance by guitar virtuoso Julian Lage. He was playing with Bela Fleck at age 11, was the subject of an Oscar nominated documentary, and is member of fiddle legend Mark O'Connor's trio. He appears here with his own band, performing the instrumental "For Critter."

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