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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Mountain Stage After Midnight
7:44 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Mountain Stage After Midnight- February 28 & 29

Buckwheat Zydeco on Mountain Stage in 2006.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

After last week's crazy winter blast, we need something to warm our spirits (and fingers... and feet... and snow-covered cars). Let Buckwheat Zydeco, JD McPherson and Pokey LaFarge bring a little glow to your radio on this week's "Mountain Stage After Midnight." Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Broadcasting, "Mountain Stage After Midnight" takes the best episodes from the show's 31 year history and shares their memories and songs with our late-night listeners. 

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Mountain Stage Radio Preview
12:45 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Scenes from This Week's Broadcast with Keb' Mo', Joan Osborne and More

Keb' Mo'
Josh Saul

This week's special encore broadcast of Mountain Stage features Keb' Mo', Joan Osborne, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Subdude Tommy Malone.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
11:21 am
Tue February 24, 2015

Keb' Mo' Plays "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.'"

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
2:53 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Hear Amy Ray Play "Duane Allman," Live on Mountain Stage

Credit Josh Saul

Indigo Girl Amy Ray appears on this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage, with songs from her latest solo release.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
9:40 am
Wed February 11, 2015

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

Robert Cray live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Along with 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 Song of the Week
10:15 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Pink Martini - "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.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
12:56 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

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.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
2:06 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Hear Black Prairie Play "The 84" Live from Mountain Stage

Black Prairie on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Black Prairie began as a bluegrass-influenced side project lead by 3 of the 5 members of indie rock band The Decemberists. 

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
12:23 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Hear James McMurtry Play "Ain't Got a Place," Live on Mountain Stage

James McMurtry on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Acclaimed singer-songwriter James McMurtry makes his 10th appearance on Mountain Stage this weekend, with songs from his first new album in 7 years.

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Mountain Stage Archives
1:59 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Listen to Dr. John on Mountain Stage

Dr. John on the Mountain Stage loading dock in Charleston, West Virginia.

From the Mountain Stage reel-to-reel archives. Recorded live, January 8th, 1989.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
10:49 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Listen to Guitar Virtuoso Julian Lage on 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.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
9:09 am
Tue December 30, 2014

Hear John Gorka Play "Give Us Back Our Water," Live from Mountain Stage

John Gorka live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Iconic Midwestern folk singer John Gorka returned to Mountain Stage in February 2014 with a brand new song that he introduced as his "love letter to Charleston" in its time of need.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
9:35 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Hear Bettye LaVette Play "Everything is Broken" - Live from Mountain Stage

Credit Brian Blauser

R&B singer Bettye LaVette is comfortable covering material ranging from Tom Waits to Bob Seeger. Here she lends her soulful voice to Bob Dylan's classic "Everything is Broken."

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Mountain Stage News
2:06 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Get Your Mountain Stage Merchandise and Gifts Wednesday and Thursday

Mountain Stage is hosting a holiday pop-up shop this Wednesday and Thursday  from 11am - 6pm at 600 Capitol Street in Charleston.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
12:23 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Hear Holly Williams, Live on Mountain Stage

Holly Williams on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Holly Williams’ lineage is bonafide country royalty: her father is Hank Jr. and her grandfather is Hank Sr. But as a singer-songwriter, her voice is all her own, as you'll hear in the song "Drinkin'," from her acclaimed album The Highway.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
9:00 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Hear Catherine Russell Play "Aged and Mellow" Live on Mountain Stage

Catherine Russell, live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

It's not stretch to call Catherine Russell one of the most respected and versatile singers working today.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
6:15 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Hear Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn Play "What'cha Gonna Do" Live on Mountain Stage

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

First Family of the Banjo Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn return to Mountain Stage this week, with songs from the first album they've recorded together as a duo.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
9:18 am
Tue November 25, 2014

The Traveling McCourys With Keller Williams - "Price Tag" - Live from Mountain Stage

The Traveling McCourys featuring Keller Williams - Live from Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

This week's special Thanksgiving weekend broadcast of Mountain Stage features a performance by bluegrass icons the Traveling McCourys, who are joined onstage by acoustic music hero Keller Williams. When playing together, they're known to explore sounds ranging from the traditional to jazz and jamband, along with covers of well-known pop songs. Here they perform Jessie J's hit "Price Tag," recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
3:00 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Hear Chip Taylor Play "Big River" Live on Mountain Stage

Chip Taylor, live on Mountain Stage
Credit Josh Saul

Singer, songwriter, golf pro, and nationally recognized horse race handicapper Chip Taylor may be the actual Most Interesting Man in the World. While he's written hits like "Wild Thing" and "Angel of the Morning," one of his best known solo albums was his country-influenced "This Side of the Big River," which featured a cover of the famous Johnny Cash tune of the same name. He performs it live on this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
9:00 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Hear Shovels & Rope Play "Evil," Live on Mountain Stage

Shovels and Rope, Live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Husband and wife duo Shovels & Rope return to this week’s broadcast of Mountain Stage with songs from their latest album, Swimmin’ Time. Here they perform the song “Evil,” which showcases their passionate harmonies and uncharacteristically dark lyrics.

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