Mountain Stage

W.Va. Supreme Court Candidates Meet In Charleston

Apr 1, 2016

On this West Virginia Morning, we hear how a meeting of the West Virginia Supreme Court candidates went and we hear from Dinosaur Burps -- a home-grown West Virginia hip-hop group with a fresh take on their genre.

Mountain Music Trail Featured on WVPB

Mar 30, 2016
Mountain Music Trail
Wild Wonderful West Virginia

The Mountain Music Trail is open and ready for visitors.  The Mountain Music Trail consists of venues throughout five counties in eastern West Virginia that came together to promote the traditional music, dance and folkways of the Allegheny Mountain region.  The trail follows along scenic Route 219 through Tucker, Randolph, Pocahontas, Greenbrier and Monroe counties.  

On this West Virginia Morning, we take a look at the Republican presidential candidates and their stances on fracking and the environment. We also get a report from Clark Davis about a soon-to-be-abandoned CSX building in Huntington and some of the plans for the space.

This Sunday, March 20, point your browser to MountainStage.org at 7pm EST to watch a LIVE recording of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce via VuHaus.

On this West Virginia morning Marshall University Associate Professor of Counseling Carole Smith speaks with Inside Appalachia host Jessica Lilly about how to help children cope with a job loss in the family.  We also hear a bit of "Black River Killer" by Blitzen Trapper, who you can hear more from on Mountain Stage Saturday night at 8.

Danny Clinch/Courtesy of the Artist

Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, the long-running live-performance radio program from NPR Music and West Virginia Public Broadcasting, is pleased to announce that critically-acclaimed soul pop group Lake Street Dive will return to Mountain Stage on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at the Clay Center in Charleston.

This Sunday, March 13, point your browser to MountainStage.org at 7pm EST to watch a LIVE recording of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce via VuHaus.

Confirmed Zika Virus Case In West Virginia

Mar 11, 2016
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West virginia Morning, we get some updates on the override of Governor Tomblin's veto of the ban on certain types of abortions, we hear from Bill Cole about the 2017 budget, the status of the so-called brunch bill, a confirmed case of the Zika virus, and the Mountain Stage Song of the Week.

Tobacco Tax Increase Dies in Committee

Mar 4, 2016
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, Dr. Rahul Gupta talks about a tax increase on tobacco products that was killed by the finance committee. We also look into a veto from the Governor on a concealed carry bill, a new program aimed at helping children in West Virginia, and we hear a clip from a Johnathan Edwards tune for our Mountain Stage song of the week.

This Friday, March 4th at 12pm, former Mountain Stage guest Ray LaMontagne will perform his new album "Ouroboros," live at the studios of WXPN in Philadelphia. And you can watch the whole thing via our friends at VuHaus by visiting mountainstage.org. Spend your lunch hour with one of America's most exciting and soulful singers! We hope you can tune in.

Piper Ferguson / Courtesy of the artist

Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, the long-running live-performance radio program based in Charleston, WV, is pleased to announce that critically-acclaimed indie pop group Lucius will return to Mountain Stage on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Culture Center Theater. The show will be presented at FestivALL Charleston by Holiday Inn & Suites at the Capitol Conference Center.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, Kara Lofton brings us the story on a service called “Help 4 WV”, which connects those who struggle with substance abuse or behavioral problems to already-existing programs for help and Ashton Marra brings us a story about Sen. John Unger dropping his lawsuit against Senate President Bill Cole.

Also, Liz McCormick reports on a debate among the Delegates over science standards, we hear a clip from this week's Inside Appalachia about Gary Bentley, who writes a blog about the life of a coal minor, and Drive-By Truckers bring us "Pauline Hawkins" for the Mountain Stage song of the week.

Brian Blauser

Alt-country-rock masters Drive-By Truckers return to Mountain Stage this weekend with a preview of the sounds from their "Dirt Underneath" tour.  Inspired by a character in book he'd just finished, singer Patterson Hood wrote the song "Pauline Hawkins" in a single day.

Jasmine Soo / Crystal Collins

Missed out on last week's 'A Change of Tune'? Don't know what to expect in the week to come? Here’s your Tu(n)esday Wrap-Up.

Interview(s):

This Sunday, February 21, point your browser to MountainStage.org at 7pm EST to watch a LIVE recording of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce via VuHaus.

Mountain Stage is excited to announce the line-up of artists scheduled to appear when the show travels to Lexington, Kentucky for the first time Sunday April 3. Joining Larry Groce and the Mountain Stage Band at the Singletary Center for the Arts will be gifted singer, songwriter and mutli-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz, Ohio-based modern folk band Over the Rhine, beloved roots-rockers The Black Lillies and

Brian Blauser

It's been suggested that the Earls of Leicester (pronounced "Lester") might well be one of the greatest band  name puns of all time.

Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and although we tend to celebrate it by sharing candy, chocolates, and even #NPRvalentines, A Change of Tune’s going to share something else with you: our first indie music crush.

Alysse Gafkjen

Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce has announced three live shows for May in Charleston. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show, available today on MountainStage.org, by phone at 877-987-6487, locally at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston and also at the upcoming live shows.

Brian Blauser

One of acoustic folk and blues' most respected singers, songwriters, and guitarists; Eric Bibb closes this week's special encore broadcast of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce. Here he plays the song "New World Comin' Through."

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