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.
Join us for #WhyListen, a first listen music party and music conversation, on Sunday, August 28 from 4-6pm at Town Run Brewing in Shepherdstown, WV. Listen to new music from West Virginia and beyond & chat about it with Larry Groce (NPR's Mountain Stage), Joni Deutsch (West Virginia Public Broadcasting's A Change of Tune), and Jordan Hudkins (Martinsburg native & Rozwell Kid rocker). Enjoy local craft brews, order from Town Run Brewing's delicious menu, and grab some free public radio / music swag! The August 28 event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. RSVP's are required on whylistenWV.splashthat.com.