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WATCH LIVE: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Chris Knight and More on Mountain Stage This Sunday


Some tickets remain for Sunday’s Mountain Stage taping in Charleston, but thanks to WVPB and VuHaus you can watch live online.

UPDATE: Friday Aug. 2. 10a.m.

A limited number of tickets to Sunday’s Mountain Stage in Charleston are available online and at Taylor Books, so you can still make plans to be there. For those of you who are unable to be with us at the Culture Center Theater, you can watch along live starting at 7p.m. EST on Sunday night at,, or this post.

Our guests will be Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Chris Knight, Maya de Vitry, Sue Foley and The Quebe Sisters.

Original Post: Tuesday July 30. 10a.m.

Mountain Stage with Larry Groce will record episode #951 this Sunday, August 4 in Charleston, WV at our home in the Culture Center Theater. We have a five-star line-up, arguably as good as anything happening anywhere in the country.

Tickets are available online and at Taylor Books, but don’t wait around until show-day because sales are picking up. There’s nothing like being there, so be sure to RSVP on Facebook and feel free to invite a friend!

The Grammy award winning first family of the banjo, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, will make their fourth appearance as a duo this Sunday on Mountain Stage with songs from their acclaimed release Echo in the Valley.

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn – Come All You Coal Miners/Take Me To Harlan

Bela and Abi have been appearing on Mountain Stage throughout their careers. Fleck first appeared in 1989 as member of New Grass Revival and has joined us with just about every configuration he’s masterminded. Abigail Washburn first appeared on Mountain Stage as a solo artist in 2005, then as a member of Uncle Earl in 2007, and with her Sparrow Quartet twice, in 2006 and 2008. She brought a quartet on the show in 2010 to support her brilliant record City of Refuge.


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Chris Knight makes his third appearance on Mountain Stage this Sunday.

Singer-songwriter and folk rocker Chris Knight will return to Mountain Stage with songs from his highly anticipated release, ALMOST DAYLIGHT, due on October 11. It will mark Knight’s first release in seven years, however his influence can be heard in the music of folks like Tyler Childers, Colter Wall and Kelsey Waldon, among many others. He joins us for the third time this Sunday.

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Sue Foley is in high-demand among the world of blues guitarists. She returns to Mountain Stage August 4 in Charleston, WV.

“The Ice Queen is on Fire!” were the words the Austin Chronicle used when describing Sue Foley. The Austin based blues guitarist is a highlight at any festival, including Ottawa Bluesfest, Montreal Jazz Festival and the Lonestar Blues Festival. Later this year she’ll tour France, Belgium and Denmark. She makes her fourth appearance on Mountain Stage this Sunday, with songs from The Ice Queen.

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Progressive Western Swing is the style of Grace, Sophia, and Hulda, The Quebe Sisters. This trio of fiddling singers have 15 years of touring experience under their belts. The sisters will be opening shows for Asleep at the Wheel later this year, including a stop at the Peoples Bank Theatre, and in February of 2020 they’ll hop aboard the Cayamo Cruise.

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Adaptations is the first solo record from Maya de Vitry following her output as a member of roots trio The Stray Birds, who appeared on Mountain Stage three times since 2013. Lindsay Lou, Courtney Hartman, and Oliver Wood were among the roots music luminaries to offer their talents to Adaptations, which was released in January of 2019. 

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As of this posting tickets are still available online and at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston. Tickets are $30, or $35 on show day (when available).

Mountain Stage Members get early online access to tickets before they go on sale to the general public. Click here to read more about our levels of Mountain Stage Membership, and consider making a sustaining gift to support our live performance radio show from the Mountain State of West Virginia.