Mountain Stage

Brian Blauser

The tight harmonies and furious guitar picking of the Milk Carton Kids recall the sounds of legendary folk duos like Simon and Garfunkel, along with Gillian Welch & David Rawlings. They make their second appearance on this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage, bringing with them this song, "City of our Lady." You'll also hear performances by Martin Sexton, Alison Brown, Feufollet, and Amy Speace.

Josh Saul

Darrell Scott visited Mountain Stage this past Sunday, and closed his set with a song by his friend Guy Clark. Here he performs "Deperados Waiting for a Train," accompanied by Bob Thompson on piano, Michael Lipton on slide guitar, and Ron Sowell on harmonica.

 

You might have heard of this radio show called Mountain Stage. The show, produced by folks right here in Appalachia, has been featuring artists from across the world for more than 30 years.

Mountain Stage is one of the longest running live music performance shows on public radio.  It began in 1983 and has featured nearly 2,000 acts from more than 50 countries--and nearly every conceivable genre--for a catalogue of 871 shows (and counting).  

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The undisputed masters of soulful folk The Wood Brothers appear on this week's premiere broadcast of Mountain Stage, alongside Steve Poltz, Sean Rowe and more. Here they perform the song "Never and Always," which you can also download via the most recent episode of the Mountain Stage to Go podcast.

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Guy Clark was a big man and he cast a large shadow of influence over country folk music – what’s come to be called Americana. As a songwriter, he combined the two elements that are always present in a good song, real poetry and skilled craftsmanship. He took pride in his craft. Both his songs and the guitars he made attest to his great talent and attention to detail. He had solid commercial success over the years with many singers covering his songs, but he’ll always be most admired for his artistry.

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NPR Music & West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is proud to announce its return to the Augusta Heritage Festival on Saturday, August 13.

On West Virginia Morning, Beth Vorhees talks with our political analyst Dr. Robert Rupp about the results of Tuesday’s primary election and Judy Collins and Ari Hest are along with the Mountain Stage song of the week.

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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The 2016 Americana 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.

Brian Blauser

Inspired by trailblazers like Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, and the traditional songs of the ‘50s folk revival, Judy Collins embarked on a career that has lasted more than five decades - and is still going strong. She's joined during her set by respected singer and songwriter Ari Hest. Here they perform, "I Choose Love," from this week's premier broadcast of Mountain Stage. You'll also hear songs from The Brothers Comatose, Michael Cerveris, Ben Sollee andDavid Lindely.

This Sunday, May 8, point your browser to MountainStage.org at 7pm EST to watch a LIVE recording of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce via VuHaus.

Sunday's SOLD OUT show at Charleston's Culture Center Theater marks Mountain Stage's 870th episode and features performances by California troubadour Brett Dennen, Colorado indie folkers Elephant Revival, alternative rock band Cracker, Portland soul singer Liz Vice and New York City folk brothers The Lords of Liechtenstein. 

Brian Blauser

Since they emerged in the mid 1990's, bluegrass band The Gibson Brothers have won nearly every award and accolade the genre has to offer; earning a place alongside great sibling duos like The Stanley Brothers, Jim & Jesse, and West Virginia's own Lilly Brothers. But here, they take on the harmonies of Don and Phil Everly, with their own version of the beloved early rock standard "Bye Bye Love." They apear on this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage, alongside Red Molly, Goodnight Texas, Sam Amidon, and Drew Holcomb.

This week marks the 25 year anniversary of the world renowned alt-rock band R.E.M.'s appearance on Mountain Stage. The 1991 performance was one of only a handful of live performances the band gave that year. 

Mountain Stage Executive Producer Adam Harris discusses the significance of the performance and its anniversary.

For those who experienced it, Mountain Stage on April 28, 1991 was an unforgettable one to say the least. That day R.E.M., unquestionably one of the most popular bands at that time, emerged from a brief touring hiatus to perform on Mountain Stage in Charleston, WV.

Josh Saul

Roots rock standard-bearers The Bottle Rockets to Mountain Stage this week, with an episode that also features performances by Marshall Crenshaw, HONEYHONEY, Mike Cooley and Webb Wilder. Here the Bottle Rockets perform their song "Dog," which showcases lead singer Brian Henneman's irreverent humor, as well as his love for his canine friend.

On West Virginia Morning, we’ll explore how Earth Day got its name.  We’ll have a preview of this week’s edition of Inside Appalachia and We Banjo 3 is along with our Mountain Stage song of the week.  That’s all coming up on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Jay Blakesberg

Mountain Stage with LarryGroce, the long-running live-performance radio program from NPR Music and West Virginia Public Broadcasting, is pleased to announce that jam band extraordinaire Leftover Salmon will return to Mountain Stage on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston.

Brian Blauser

Hailing from Galway, brothers Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley are among the most celebrated young musicians in Ireland today. Calling themselves We Banjo 3, the group traveled straight from their Mountain Stage performance to perform for President Obama and Congressional leaders at the White House. They can be heard on this week's all new episode, along with Red Baraat, Star & Micey, and Davina & the Vagabonds.

On this West Virginia Morning, Roxy Todd takes us to a farmer's market in Abingdon, Va., where local farmers express their concerns over the used of genetically modified organisms, GMOs, in surrounding farms.

Josh Saul

Since they first met as students in Syracuse, New York, Ra Ra Riot has put a decade of experience performing under its collective belt. They draw influence from the experimental side classic rock, like The Police and Talking Heads, but also feature a small string section, which sometimes leads to their music being called "chamber pop." Here they perform "Water," from this week's all new broadcast of Mountain Stage, which also includes sets from Walter Martin, I Draw Slow, Overcoats, and West Virginia's own indie rock sensation Ona.

On West Virginia Morning, in Huntington a training program to teach people how to use a drug that reserves a heroin overdose is proving popular.  And R & B great Mavis Staples is along with our Mountain Stage Song of the Week. 

These stories coming up on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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