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“Mountain Stag w/ Larry Groce” has announced two more live performances scheduled before the end of 2014. Tickets for both events will be for sale Friday, October 3 at 8am, and will be made available at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston, by phone at 800.594.TIXX(8499), online via MountainStage.org and also at the upcoming live shows starting October 5.
On Sunday, November 23 the show welcomes a rescheduled performance by soul revivalists St. Paul and the Broken Bones, who were recently nominated for “Emerging Artist of the Year” at the 2014 Americana Music Awards, where they also performed. Joining them on November 23 will be New York based jazz vocalist and frequent Mountain Stage guest Catherine Russell and Ohio based singer, songwriter and visual artist Marti Jones. Two more guests will be added to the line-up in coming weeks.
On Sunday, December 7 the show will celebrate its 31st Birthday with some recognizable names and a few new favorites. Making her first appearance on Mountain Stage since 2004, singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb has successfully parlayed her talents into a multi-dimensional career encompassing music, film, television, voice-over work and children’s recordings. Her latest CD, “No Fairy Tale” features her trademark wit and lyrical reflection, like on the retrospective tune “The ‘90s.” Also appearing on December 7 will be adventurous roots-rockers Black Prairie; featuring members of the Decemberists and vocalist Annalisa Tornfelt, and modern-day string band The Stray Birds. Both groups will be performing material from their newest releases, “Fortune” and “Best Medicine,” respectively.
Both shows will be at the Culture Center Theater on the state capital grounds. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7pm. All seats are general admission. Advance Tickets are $15 available at MountainStage.org, 800.594.TIXX(8499) or locally at Taylor Books. Tickets are $25 on show day, when available. If you are attending one of the upcoming Mountain Stage shows, we have limited tickets to upcoming live shows available at the Mountain Stage merchandise table.
A full list of our upcoming live shows can be found here.