Mountain Stage with Larry Groce kicks off 2017-18 University Arts Series season Sept. 10
The 2017-2018 University Arts Series presented by University Toyota kicks off Sept.
10, with the always popular
Mountain Stage with Larry Groce. Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Andrew Combs,
Peter Mulvey and Christian Lopez are scheduled to perform. Tickets, starting at
$27, are on sale now at the Mountainlair and CAC box offices, online at Ticketmaster.com,
and by phone at 304-293-SHOW (7469) and 800-745-3000.
Drew Holcomb is a road warrior who has spent more than a decade traveling from place
to place with a catalog of vibrant, honest songs that explore the full range of
American roots music. Holcomb is equal parts folk singer, roots-rocker, country
crooner and pop-hook provider. Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors have sold out the
Ryman Auditorium, the Georgia Theater, the Bijou Theater, the Granada Theater and
Andrew Combs is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and heir to the idea of the Nashville
troubadour as a kind of musical monk. Combs has a knack for pairing golden-hued,
vintage country-pop with contemporary indie Americana.
Rolling Stone describes Combs' album "Whereas All These Dreams" as an “orchestral,
modern take on Glen Campbell countrypolitan" while describing his latest release
"Canyons of My Mind" as a venture into more experimental folk textures.
Contemporary singer/songwriter Peter Mulvey draws broadly from folk, rock and jazz,
and has collaborated with the likes of Patty Larkin and Ani DiFranco. Mulvey's
latest album "Are You Listening?" is a tapestry of serious and hopeful songs that
are modern yet timeless, something made evident in the opening track "D.I.A." with
its references to both manual typewriters and Google maps. Other high points include
a beautiful, heartbreaking song about Trayvon Martin called "Which One Were You?"
West Virginia native Christian Lopez is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. His latest
record "Red Arrow" will introduce new audiences to an artist whose singing radiates
youthful infatuation with life through songs rooted in a reverence for American
tradition. For his fans, this album documents the next stage of a journey toward
wisdom, insight, perhaps heartbreak and a fruitful crop of great new songs to come.
Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
The live radio show is taped for air on more than 200 National Public Radio stations
Tickets for the Sept. 10 show at the at the Creative Arts Center start at $27 for
the general public and at $10 for WVU Students. Tickets are on sale now at the
Mountainlair and CAC box offices, online at ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 304-293-SHOW
(7469) and 800-745-3000. WVU Student discounted tickets are limited to one per
valid WVU Student ID or offer code. Discounted rates for groups of 20 or more are
available by calling 304-293-SHOW (7469).
The University Arts Series is produced by WVU Arts & Entertainment and presented
by University Toyota. Stay connected with the latest event updates through Facebook,
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