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LISTEN: Larry Groce Has The Mountain Stage Song Of The Week

A man stands on a stage, looking down, while pointing his right index finger out toward the audience and smiling. Next to him is a woman in front of a microphone.
Larry Groce performs on Mountain Stage in 1998.
Mountain Stage

“There is a season… turn, turn, turn.”

This week’s broadcast of Mountain Stage is a special episode featuring songs that represent the four seasons of the year. You’ll hear live performances by Doc Watson, Bruce Hornsby, Susan Werner, Molly Tuttle, Taj Mahal, Norah Jones and many more.

Our Song of the Week comes from co-founder, artistic director and former host of Mountain Stage, Larry Groce. Groce is joined by the Mountain Stage House Band in this 1991 performance of “Turn! Turn! Turn!” The song was composed by Pete Seeger and made famous by The Byrds, but its lyrics were borrowed from a Bible verse that emphasizes that there is “a time to every purpose under Heaven.” The song sums up the essence of this special episode, and it seems only fitting that the one and only Larry Groce be the voice to do it.

Tune in to this week’s special episode starting Friday, April 26 on these public radio stations. Be sure you’re watching our podcast page for the newest episodes, and sign up for email updates to help plan your trip to be a part of a live show in Charleston, West Virginia and on the road!