Mountain Stage with Larry Groce

Fridays 8-10 pm, Saturdays 8-10 pm

For more than 30 years 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 produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is the longest running live-performance radio show of its kind. Each two-hour 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. Our Podcast features songs not heard on the radio broadcast and featured sets are posted at NPR.org/mountainstage.

Josh Saul

Revered singers and songwriters Billy Bragg and Joe Henry perform on this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage, with songs that celebrate the wide-open romance of the American railroad. Here they perform the John Hartford classic "Gentle on My Mind," in a show that also features performances by Chris Smither, Robert Ellis, LAU, and Kaia Kater.

 

This Sunday, October 23, point your browser to MountainStage.org at 7pm EST to watch a LIVE recording of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce via VuHaus.

Brian Blauser

Wynonna Judd makes her Mountain Stage debut during this week's episode, where she wins a new audience over in a matter of seconds with her powerful voice and magnetic stage presence. She closes her set with the song "Things That I Lean On," in a show that also features sets by the Indigo Girls, Lydia Loveless and Patty Larkin.

Iron & Wine

UPDATE: (Monday, October 25, 2016) Tickets are officially sold out to this December 4 show! Sign-up for the Mountain Stage newsletter and follow us @mountainstage for show updates.

Josh Saul

This week's Mountain Stage Song of the week features our own Bob Thompson, with his take on the classic American folk tune "Shenandoah," which was recorded live on the campus of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. During the episode you'll also hear performances by The Steel Wheels, The Seldom Scene, The Honeycutters, and Jonatha Brooke.

Listen to Rhiannon Giddens on Mountain Stage

Oct 6, 2016
Brian Blauser

On this week's all-new episode of Mountain Stage, acclaimed singer Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops performs her haunting original song "At the Purchaser's Option," which was inspired by a 19th-century advertisement she found for a 22-year-old female slave whose baby was also available for sale. The broadcast also features performances by Dori Freeman, Flatt Lonesone, Blue Highway, and the Davis & Elkins Appalachian Ensemble. 

Listen to Leftover Salmon on Mountain Stage

Sep 28, 2016
Brian Blauser

Jam grass heroes Leftover Salmon return to Mountain Stage this week, with a song that contemplates West Virginia History: "Blair Mountain." You'll also hear sets from The Royal Southern Brotherhood, Elizabeth Cook, Cris Jacobs, and Charleston favorites Qiet.

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This weekend, Mountain Stage listeners will hear a new voice on the show as we welcome a very special guest host: Joni Deutsch.

The show, which was recorded June 26 at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, West Virginia, will feature live performances by dreamy indie poppers Lucius, acclaimed singer-songwriter Rachel Yamagata, New York-based rocker Margaret Glaspy, gothic blues artist Adia Victoria and West Virginia rock-and-roller William Matheny.

Mountain Stage fans are a passionate lot. Last month, we announced the return of The Indigo Girls to our nationally-syndicated live performance radio program, leading to a totally sold out show within hours of the announcement.

Without our loyal fans and public radio members, there would be no Mountain Stage, and we never forget that. Which is why we invite you to join us on Sunday, September 18 at 7pm as we stream this live recording of Mountain Stage via VuHaus and MountainStage.org.

Back in June when Mountain Stage announced that Indigo Girls were returning to Mountain Stage September 18 in Charleston, WV, it only took a few hours for tickets to sell out. Sometimes we can't believe our own luck, as it turned out that September 18 we'd be joined by a country-music icon and her new band, Wynonna & the Big Noise.

Maarten deBoer

Hot on the heels of a stellar show during the Augusta Heritage Festival, Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is proud to announce its return to the Myles Center for the Arts at Davis & Elkins College on Saturday, October 8, for a special show presented by the Mountain State Forest Festival.

Tickets for this October 8 show are $20-$30 and are available online. Doors open at 6:30pm, with the show starting promptly at 7:30pm.

Listen to Darlingside on Mountain Stage

Aug 30, 2016
Brian Blauser

Combining influences that range from 60's folk and bluegrass to classical music and indie rock, Massachusetts-based quartet Darlingside perform lush, cinematic songs around a single microphone. Here they perform "God of Loss" from this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage that also features Sam Bush, Chuck Prophet, Corb Lund and Patrick Sweany.

Courtesey of Mark Wolfe

R.E.M. made a historic visit to Charleston, WV on April 28, 1991 to perform on Mountain Stage.

Brian Blauser

Incendiary slide guitar master and Louisiana native Sonny Landreth returns to this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage, with a timely song he wrote for his fellow survivors of  Hurricane Katrina: Blue Tarp Blues. You'll also hear performances from Bob Schneider, David Berkeley, Lilly Hiatt, and Jackie Greene.

Listen to John Mark Nelson on Mountain Stage

Aug 17, 2016
Josh Saul

Even though he's just in his early 20's, Twin Cities based indie-folk artist John Mark Nelson's name has already begun to be mentioned alongside other longstanding Minnesota musical heavyweights like The Jayhawks, Trampled by Turtles, Low, and Dan Wilson.  Here he performs "Dream Last Night," backed by his own band, recorded live on the campus of the North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota.

Earlier this year, Mountain Stage host, artistic director, and co-founder Larry Groce independently released “Live Forever,” his first full-length recording in over 27 years. Prompted by the encouragement of friends and family, the album is filled with some of Groce’s favorite songs, many of which, have been performed on the storied radio program since its inception in 1983.

Josh Saul

"Bramble Rose" was the title track on Tift Merritt's widely-acclaimed debut album, which was released in 2002. Over a decade later, The Eagles' Don Henley chose to kick off his long-awaited album of country songs with his own version of "Bramble Rose," which also featured vocals by Mick Jagger and country superstar Miranda Lambert. She revisits the song during this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage, recorded live in Cook County, Minnesota.

Josh Saul

The most popular song from the Kentucky Headhunters platinum-selling Pickin' on Nashville album was almost never released:

This Sunday, July 31, point your browser to MountainStage.org at 7pm EST to watch a LIVE recording of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce via VuHaus.

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The 2016 International Bluegrass Music Awards nominations are in! We're proud to see so many of Mountain Stage's guests on the list. Click on the artist's name to hear their recent performance on Mountain Stage.

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