Mountain Stage

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.

How Earth Day Got It's Name

Apr 22, 2016

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.

Listen to We Banjo 3 on Mountain Stage

Apr 20, 2016
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.

Naloxone Training Gaining Popularity in Huntington

Apr 8, 2016

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.

Listen to Mavis Staples on Mountain Stage

Apr 7, 2016
Mountain Stage

This's week's  broadcast of Mountain Stage is a special one, featuring live performances by this year's Grammy nominees and winners - including this song by iconic R&B singer Mavis Staples, "You Are Not Alone." You'll also hear sets from  rising stars Chris Stapleton and  Jason Isbell, along with Rhiannon Giddens, Wilco, Buddy Guy, The SteelDrivers and much more.

Josh Saul

Are you a fan of music discovery? Then Record Store Happy Hour is the place for you.

Mountain Stage and Budget Tapes & Records are partnering to give Charleston-area music lovers a preview of new releases from upcoming Mountain Stage guest artists. The event is free and will be held Thursday, April 28 from 5-7 p.m.

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.

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