Sunday evening’s sold out Mountain Stage 35th anniversary show to stream on VuHaus
CHARLESTON — Although Mountain Stage is sold out for Sunday night, you can tune into the 35th anniversary show as VuHaus and the Video Production department of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, we will be offering a live video webstream of this Sunday’s 35th Anniversary Celebration of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce.
Point your browser to VuHaus.com or MountainStage.org to watch the show, starting at 7 p.m. live from the Culture Center Theater in Charleston.
As of 4:30 p.m. Friday advance tickets have sold out. Any available tickets will be placed on sale starting at 5 p.m. at the Culture Center Theater, first come first served.
Artistic director and host Larry Groce will welcome long-time friend of the show Amy Ray, who makes her third appearance as a solo artist after seven performances with the Grammy Winning duo Indigo Girls. Ray’s new album “Holler” features guest spots from Derek Trucks, Vince Gill, Brandi Carlile, The Wood Brothers and Lucy Wainwright Roche among others. Banjo virtuoso Alison Brown, also featured on “Holler,” will appear this Sunday as part of Ray’s band.
Also on the bill are Canadian alt-rockers Crash Test Dummies, who are taking their own celebration on the road as they reunite for the 25th anniversary of God Shuffled His Feet. While the hits from that record, “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” and “Swimming In Your Oceans” among them, are how most of us got to know the band, their first appearance on Mountain Stage was nearly two full years before that album was released.
It was 2007 when Anais Mitchell first performed a song from her folk-opera “Hadestown” on Mountain Stage. Now the critically acclaimed musical is in residency at the National Theatre in London and, as recently announced in the New York Times, it will debut on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre on March 22.
Oklahoma native Parker Millsap will return for his third appearance on Mountain Stage- his first solo- and he brings songs from his latest Other Arrangements. Released in May, Rolling Stone Country calls Other Arrangements Parker’s “tightest, sharpest and most infectious set of songs to date.”
West Virgina’s rock-n-roll lifer William Matheny brings his band to Mountain Stage for the second time this Sunday. 2018 was a great year for artists from our region, with the likes of Tyler Childers, Ona, The Parachute Brigade and Hello June making waves on the national scene. William Matheny has been one of the work-horses of the field since he released his critically acclaimed Strange Constellations in 2016. Matheny included his 2016 Mountain Stage performance on his EP Moon Over Kenova, which was followed earlier this year by a new single, “Flashes and Cables/Christian Name.” He and his band of Appalchia-based rockers return to the show this Sunday.
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