Mountain Stage with Larry Groce

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Now in its 31st season, Mountain Stage has been giving radio audiences the best seat in the house for some of the world's most renowned performers. Distributed by NPR Music and the Voice of America, Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is the longest running two-hour live-performance radio show of its kind. Each show features five guest artists performing live in front of an audience with studio quality audio. Showcasing talent from all over the world and in virtually every style of music, Mountain Stage has played host to world-class musicians and songwriters while consistently turning audiences on to new music.

Under the direction of dobro master Jerry Douglas, The Earls of Leicester perfectly conjure the sounds of bluegrass legends Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs — and in the process, have created one of music's great band-name puns. Recreating the spirit of bluegrass giants is serious business though, and it paid off when the group took home a 2015 Grammy for its efforts. The appear on this week's all new broadcast of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, alongside Lera Lynn, Cheryl Wheeler, Rob Ikes & Trey Hensley, and Nora Jane Struthers.

This weekend, Mountain Stage listeners will hear a new voice on the show as we welcome a very special guest host: Joni Deutsch.

The show, which was recorded June 26 at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, West Virginia, will feature live performances by dreamy indie poppers Lucius, acclaimed singer-songwriter Rachel Yamagata, New York-based rocker Margaret Glaspy, gothic blues artist Adia Victoria and West Virginia rock-and-roller William Matheny.

Mountain Stage fans are a passionate lot. Last month, we announced the return of The Indigo Girls to our nationally-syndicated live performance radio program, leading to a totally sold out show within hours of the announcement.

Without our loyal fans and public radio members, there would be no Mountain Stage, and we never forget that. Which is why we invite you to join us on Sunday, September 18 at 7pm as we stream this live recording of Mountain Stage via VuHaus and MountainStage.org.

Listen to William Matheny on Mountain Stage

Sep 14, 2016

This week's all-new broadcast of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce proudly introduces two very deserving West Virginia voices: the first in special guest host Joni Deutsch, and the second in Mannington native William Matheny, in his solo debut. Here he performs "Living Half to Death," from his upcoming album Strange Constellations, on a show that also features sets by Lucius, Rachel Yamagata, Adia Victoria, and Margaret Glaspy.

Back in June when Mountain Stage announced that Indigo Girls were returning to Mountain Stage September 18 in Charleston, WV, it only took a few hours for tickets to sell out. Sometimes we can't believe our own luck, as it turned out that September 18 we'd be joined by a country-music icon and her new band, Wynonna & the Big Noise.

This Sunday, July 31, point your browser to MountainStage.org at 7pm EST to watch a LIVE recording of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce via VuHaus.

Ralph Stanley, a patriarch of Appalachian music who made four appearances on "Mountain Stage" starting in 1998, died Thursday from difficulties with skin cancer. He was 89. Continue reading to hear performances by Stanley of "Angel Band" and "Pretty Polly" as heard on Mountain Stage.

"Mountain Stage" host and artistic director Larry Groce had this to say:

The skies of Virginia and West Virginia opened last night as Ralph Stanley passed, and poured rain on his home in historic and tragic proportions. Perhaps it’s coincidence.

 

Listen to Sarah Jarosz on Mountain Stage

Jun 15, 2016

Prodigiously talented musician Sarah Jarosz returns to Mountain Stage this week with songs from her new album Undercurrent. Here she performs "House of Mercy," on a show that also features Robbie Fulks, Over the Rhine, The Black Lillies, and Steve Forbert.

Listen to Hayes Carll on Mountain Stage

Jun 8, 2016

Praised by Anthony DeCurtis as the "inheritor of the Texas songwriting tradition that includes Townes Van Zandt and Steve Earle,” Hayes Carll has earned a reputation as one of the finest troubadours Texas has to offer. Here he performs "Sake of the Song," from his new album Lovers and Leavers. You'll also hear sets from Darrell Scott, Parker Millsap, Carrie Rodriguez and Brennan Leigh.

Jerry Douglas and his Earls of Leicester will return to the Culture Center Theater in Charleston on Sunday, July 24, 2016, for West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s live-performance radio program Mountain Stage with Larry Groce.

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