Become part of a 33 year old tradition at a live recording of Mountain Stage! This special FestivALL episode will feature Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls, folk-soul duo Overcoats and more with special guest host Michael Cerveris. For more than 30 years, Mountain Stage with host Larry Groce has been the home of live music on public radio. Produced in West Virginia and distributed by NPR, each two hour episode of Mountain Stage can be heard every week on more than 200 stations across America, and around the world via NPR Music and mountainstage.org. Recorded in front of a live audience, Mountain Stage features performances from seasoned legends and emerging stars in genres ranging from folk, blues, and country; to indie rock, synth pop, world music, alternative, and beyond. Location: Culture Center, WV State Capitol grounds-- Charleston, WV Tickets: $15-$35 Info at mountainstage.org/shows
The original “Hitchers” was very guitar-centric with pedal steel and percussion layered on top. The new “WV Hitchers” is a more authentic Folk-Americana sound, relying on the powerful songwriting and smooth vocals of Maria that melds with the strength of the lead guitar position, now occupied by Chuck on his pedal steel. Dan and Creed fill out the mix with Dan’s subtle and steady percussion as well as Creed’s tastefully rich bass lines. Tickets $5, kids 6 and under get in free.
As classic as cast iron, as space-age as a flying car — The Plate Scrapers are serving up their own flavor of bluegrass by way of a winding wormhole through folk, jazz, and heavy metal dimensions. So grab yourself a thick slice of nostalgia, slap on a side of mind-bending originality, and top it off with some piping-hit pickin’, and let this hungry bunch “take you out of this atmosphere.” Tickets are $5, kids 6 and under get in free.
The Martin Sexton Trio & more perform on Mountain Stage Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Culture Center Theater, Charleston, West Virginia.
Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, Luther Dickenson & more perform on Mountain Stage Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the Culture Center Theater, Charleston, West Virginia.
Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, the home of live music on public radio, is heard weekly on more than 150 National Public Radio station across America. Recorded before a live audience, each show features five artists ranging from seasoned legend to emerging star, performing music that spans folk, blues and country to indie rock, synth pop and more! This year will be featuring John Oates and The Good Road Band with Tyminski, Lilly Hiatt and Bil Lepp.
For more than 30 years “Mountain Stage with Larry Groce” has been the home of live music on public radio. The two-hour radio show is produced in West Virginia and distributed by National Public Radio weekly on more than 150 stations across America and around the world via NPR Music and mountainstage.org. The show, which is recorded before a live audience, features performances by seasoned legends and emerging stars in genres ranging from folk, blues and country to indie rock, synth pop, world and alternative music, and beyond. Singer/songwriter Larry Groce serves as the show’s host, artistic director and co-producer. The Mountain Stage house band includes jazz pianist Bob Thompson, vocalist Julie Adams, bass player Steve Hill, drummer Ammed Solomon and guitarists Michael Lipton and Ryan Kennedy. The band is directed by Ron Sowell. While “Mountain Stage” is based in Charleston, Morgantown has been the show’s second home for more than a decade.
Folk rockers The Avett Brothers released their newest album, True Sadness, in June, achieving their highest career debut to date dominating multiple charts. In addition, True Sadness continues to garner overwhelming critical acclaim with many considering it the band’s finest release yet. Tickets available at Charleston Civic Center Ticket Office, All Ticketmaster Locations, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000 Ticket Prices $39.50 / $49.50, plus applicable fees (all seats reserved).
Wednesday, February 1st, will be a special Whiskey Wednesday for us as we will have the legendary folk musician, Bill Staines, play here starting at 7:30pm. Come out and see this wonderful folk artist 40 years in the making. Singing mostly his own songs, Staines has become one of the most popular and durable singers on the folk music scene today, performing nearly 200 concerts a year and driving over 65,000 miles annually. He weaves a blend of gentle wit and humor into his performances and one reviewer wrote, "He has a sense of timing to match the best standup comics".
Everyone is welcome at the American Heritage Music Hall in Ronceverte. Enjoy local and regional performers as they jam out to bluegrass, folk, country, rock & roll and everything in between! On this night, American Heritage Music Hall presents the band "Country Proud".
Join a celebration of folk music history with the Robin Kessinger Music Festival, featuring the West Virginia Flat Pick Guitar Championship and other live performances!
Come play with the best of the best at the Robin Kessinger Music Festival!
Folk/Bluegrass. Members: Cody Perkins - Mandolin/Vocalist; Colby Elswick - Banjo/Vocalist; Drew Jobe - Bass/Vocalist; Archibald Johnson - Guitar/Vocalist; Annie Starshine - Fiddle.