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 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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Mountain Stage Radio Preview
3:10 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Hear The Mountain Stage Irish Tribute Special This Weekend

Bell X1 Live on Mountain Stage
Brian Blauser

This weekend Mountain Stage pays tribute to Ireland with a special episode featuring featuring Bell X1, Karen Casey & John Doyle, The Henry Girls, The Lost Brothers, Cathie Ryan, Lunasa, and the Celtic Fiddle Festival.

Listen this Sunday at 2 pm on West Virginia Public Radio, or on one of 130 stations around the country.

Mountain Stage Song of the Week
3:36 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Listen to Bell X1 perform "Four Minute Mile" Live on Mountain Stage

Bell X1, Live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Like their fellow Irish rockers U2, Bell X1 take their name from another iconic aircraft - the first to fly faster than sound - flown by Lincoln County native Chuck Yeager. In fact, the first time Bell X1 visited Mountain Stage, they asked only half jokingly if Yeager might be in the audience. This performance is taken from the band's second appearance on the show in 2011, and opens this weekend's special Irish Tribute edition of Mountain Stage.

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From the Archives
2:34 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Townes Van Zandt on Mountain Stage

Townes Van Zandt signs the wall at the Captiol Plaza Theater in Charleston, WV as Guy Clark looks on.
Credit Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage / mountain stage

Legnedary Texas singer and songwriter Townes Van Zandt made three appearances on "Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce" before his death in 1997. In honor of his birthday we're sharing two songs from his 1995 appearance; "If I Needed You" and "Buckskin Stallion Blues."

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
9:00 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Listen to the Del McCoury Band Perform "In Despair," Live on Mountain Stage

The Del McCoury Band, live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

One of the most respected bluegrass bands of all time, The Del McCoury Band is one of the few groups who are equally beloved by audiences at traditional bluegrass festivals and hippie jam band gatherings. They perform the song "In Despair" on this week's premiere broadcast of Mountain Stage.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
9:05 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin - "That Don't Worry Me Now" - Live on Mountain Stage

Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Acclaimed songwriters and longtime friends Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin share the stage on this week's broadcast, with a special extended set that includes material from both of their catalogs - including this song, "That Don't Worry Me Now."

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

The Flatlanders - "Hopes Up High" - Live on Mountan Stage

The Flatlanders Live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Comprised of iconic singer-songwriters Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock, The Flatlanders are widely regarded as one of country-rock's most influential bands, despite their short time together. They reunite on this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage, with their song "Hopes Up High."

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Moutain Stage Live
12:05 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Mountain Stage Webcast - February 16, 2014

Lake Street Dive, appearing this Sunday on Mountain Stage

We hope you're able to join us in person at Mountain Stage featuring Lake Street Dive, Willie Sugarcapps, Shonna Tucker, The Steel Wheels, and Gregory Alan Isakov.

Thanks again to West Virginia Public Broadcasting's tireless television production staff for making this happen. So whether you join us online or in person, thanks for supporting live music on Mountain Stage. We'll see you at 7 right here or at mountainstage.org.

Mountain Stage Radio Preview
10:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Hear Bela Fleck, Abigail Wasburn & More on This Week's Broadcast of Mountain Stage

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn on Mountain Stage
Brian Blauser

We hope you can tune in to this weekend's special encore broadcast of Mountain Stage, featuring the First Family of the Banjo, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn. The Stray Birds are also there, along with Houndmouth, Toad the Wet Sprocket frontman Glen Phillips, and award winning bluegrass band The SteelDrivers.

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

Mountain Stage Song of the Week
9:34 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Listen to Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn on Mountain Stage

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Partners in life and music, world-renowned banjo players Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn began playing their first series of shows together just last year. Abigail joked that they were appearing on Mountain Stage as a trio, as she was 7 months pregnant at the time of their performance. Only a few weeks later, the couple finally welcomed baby Juno Fleck into the world. Their set begins with this song, "City of Refuge."

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Mountain Stage Radio Preview
12:00 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Hear Loudon Wainwright III, Paula Cole and More on Mountain Stage

Loudon Wainwright III on Mountain Stage
Brian Blauser

Mountain Stage returns to your dial this weekend with an episode featuring one of America's finest, funniest, and poignant songwriters, Loudon Wainwright III. Hitmaker Paula Cole performs her most beloved songs, along with a few new tunes. You'll also hear from The Overmountain Men, Paleface, and The Sea The Sea, which includes singer-songwriter Mira Stanley, who practically grew up backstage at Mountain Stage alongside her father Ron Sowell.

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