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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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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Mountain Stage Radio Preview
2:43 pm
Sat April 19, 2014

Hear Justin Townes Earle, Nellie McKay, John Gorka & More on Mountain Stage

Justin Townes Earle
Brian Blauser

On this week's premiere broadcast of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, you'll hear sets from John Gorka, Justin Townes Earle, Nellie McKay, Elizabeth & The Catapult, and Wesley Stace.

Listen this Sunday at 2 pm on West Virginia Public Radio, or on one of over 130 stations throughout  America.

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10:32 am
Thu April 17, 2014

John Gorka - "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 early February, with a brand new song that he introduced as his "love letter to Charleston." Here he performs "Give Us Back Our Water," from this week's premiere broadcast.

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Mountain Stage Archives
12:35 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Mountain Stage Remembers Jesse Winchester

Brian Blauser

Jesse Winchester was an unforgettable personality and his songs were instantly identifiable. He visited Mountain Stage ten times from 1986 through 2013. His talent, charm, and gentle charisma became more potent with each visit.

The recent tribute album, Quiet About It, put together by Mac McAnally, with Winchester covers from Jimmy Buffet, James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint and seven more of the best singer songwriters you can name is a hint of the respect he has earned among peers and admirers.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
9:00 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Betty LaVette - "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 Song of the Week
1:42 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Listen to Todd Snider perform "Stomp and Holler" Live on Mountain Stage

Todd Snider on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Mountain Stage celebrates its 30th anniversary during this weekend's premiere broadcast, featuring our old friend Todd Snider. He kicks off his set with a cover of the Hayes Carll song "Stomp and Holler."

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Mountain Stage Archives
9:00 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Our 5 Favorite Mountain Stage Moments at West Virginia Wesleyan College

The Stray Birds on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

This Sunday, Mountain Stage returns to West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon. In honor of the occasion, we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite performances from our past visits to the campus.

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Mountain Stage Radio Preview
9:00 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Hear Holly Williams, Sam Baker and More on This Week's Broadcast of Mountain Stage

Holly Williams on Moutain Stage
Brian Blauser

Mountain Stage returns to your radio this weekend with another premiere broadcast of live music, featuring Holly Williams, Gary Nicholson, Sam Baker, Charlie Faye, and Missy Raines & the New Hip.

Listen this Sunday at 2pm on West Virginia Public Radio, or on one of over 130 stations across America.

Mountain Stage Song of the Week
9:00 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Listen to Holly Williams Perform "Drinkin'" 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 Live Show Preview
2:01 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Watch the LIVE Webcast of This Sunday's Sold Out Mountain Stage

Robert Cray, appearing live on Mountain Stage, Sunday March 23rd.

Even though this weekend's Mountain Stage with Robert Cray, The Blind Boys of Alabama & more is sold out, you can still watch the live webcast of the show at MOUNTAINSTAGE.ORG beginning at 7pm this Sunday. We'll see you then!

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
9:05 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Listen to Deer Tick Perform "Mr. Sticks" Live on Mountain Stage

Credit Brian Blauser

Originally based out of Rhode Island, Deer Tick have won fans over with their unique blend of country-soul, indie-pop, folk, and garage rock. Here they perform "Mr. Sticks" from this week's premiere broadcast of Mountain Stage.

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