Mountain Stage

Larry Groce

Genre:  Live Music

Sunday 2-4 pm

Live Music from the Mountain State


Composer ID: 


NPR Story
2:06 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Hear Black Prairie Play "The 84" Live from Mountain Stage

Black Prairie on Mountain Stage

Black Prairie began as a bluegrass-influenced side project lead by 3 of the 5 members of indie rock band The Decemberists. They've since become a very successful and in demand group in their own right, releasing four acclaimed albums. Here they perfrom "The 84," from this week's premiere broadcast of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce.

Read more
NPR Story
12:23 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Hear James McMurtry Play "Ain't Got a Place," Live on Mountain Stage

James McMurtry on Mountain Stage

Acclaimed singer-songwriter James McMurtry makes his 10th appearance on Mountain Stage this weekend, with songs from his first new album in 7 years. Here he performs "Ain't Got a Place," an ode to the feeling of spiritual homelessness that comes with a life spent as a touring musician.

Read more
NPR Story
2:02 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Listen to Dr. John on Mountain Stage

Dr. John on the Mountain Stage loading dock in Charleston, West Virginia.

From the Mountain Stage reel-to-reel archives. Recorded live, January 8th, 1989.


Iko Iko

My Buddy

Such a Night

Right Place

Walk on Gilded Splinters

Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying

Medley (Instrumental)

Read more
NPR Story
10:49 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Listen to Guitar Virtuoso Julian Lage on Mountain Stage

Julian Lage on Mountain Stage

This week's broadcast of Mountain Stage features a performance by guitar virtuoso Julian Lage. He was playing with Bela Fleck at age 11, was the subject of an Oscar nominated documentary, and is member of fiddle legend Mark O'Connor's trio. He appears here with his own band, performing the instrumental "For Critter," which he wrote for his friend Chris Eldridge of Punch Brothers.

Read more
NPR Story
9:12 am
Tue December 30, 2014

Hear John Gorka Play "Give Us Back Our Water," Live from Mountain Stage

John Gorka live on Mountain Stage

Iconic Midwestern folk singer John Gorka returned to Mountain Stage in February 2014 with a brand new song that he introduced as his "love letter to Charleston" in its time of need. Here he performs "Give Us Back Our Water," from this week's special encore broadcast.

Read more
NPR Story
12:23 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Hear Holly Williams, Live on Mountain Stage

Holly Williams on Mountain Stage

Holly Williams - Drinkin' - Live on Mountain Stage

Holly Williams’ lineage is bonafide country royalty: her father is Hank Jr. and her grandfather is Hank Sr. But as a singer-songwriter, her voice is all her own, as you'll hear in the song "Drinkin'," from her acclaimed album The Highway.

Read more
NPR Story
9:02 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Hear Catherine Russell Play "Aged and Mellow" Live on Mountain Stage

Catherine Russell, live on Mountain Stage

It's not stretch to call Catherine Russell one of the most respected and versatile singers working today. Blessed with a voice that doesn't confine her to a single genre, she worked with everyone from Paul Simon to David Bowie and Dolly Parton. But jazz is what she does best - here she performs "Aged and Mellow," live from this week's premiere broadcast.

Read more
NPR Story
1:37 pm
Sat December 6, 2014

WATCH LIVE: Mountain Stage Sunday at 7pm

Watch this Sunday's Mountain Stage live from anywhere in the world at

This Sunday, December 7, point your browser to at 7pm EST to watch "Mountain Stage" with Larry Groce celebrate the end of their 31st season of live performance radio. You'll be able to watch performances by Canadian singer/songwriter Rose Cousins, new-time string-band The Stray Birds, Kentucky's Joan Shelley, Portland's Black Prairie (featuring members of the Decemberists) and pop-culture icon Lisa Loeb. This will be episode #834, and the last live production of the year.

Read more
NPR Story
6:15 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Hear Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn Play "What'cha Gonna Do" Live on Mountain Stage

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn on Mountain Stage

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 10:59 am

First Family of the Banjo Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn return to Mountain Stage this week, with songs from the first album they've recorded together as a duo. Over a bed of intertwined banjos, Abigail takes the lead on a song Bela wrote, lyrics and all, "What'cha Gonna Do?"

Read more
NPR Story
9:22 am
Tue November 25, 2014

The Traveling McCourys With Keller Williams - "Price Tag" - Live from Mountain Stage

The Traveling McCourys featuring Keller Williams - Live from Mountain Stage

This week's special Thanksgiving weekend broadcast of Mountain Stage features a performance by bluegrass icons the Traveling McCourys, who are joined onstage by acoustic music hero Keller Williams. When playing together, they're known to explore sounds ranging from the traditional to jazz and jamband, along with covers of well-known pop songs. Here they perform Jessie J's hit "Price Tag," recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston.

Read more