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Mountain Stage

with Larry Groce
Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018
WVU Creative Arts Center

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 200 stations across America and around the world via NPR Music and 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.


John Oates and the Good Road Band
John Oates is one half of the best-selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates, as well as an accomplished solo artist. Daryl Hall & John Oates have gone on to record 21 albums, which have sold over 80 million units, making them the most successful duo in rock history. They have scored 10 number one records, over 20 Top 40 hits, and have toured the world for decades. Since embarking on a long awaited solo career in 1999, John has recorded five solo albums. John Oates

Tyminski, a Rutland, Vermont native, is a 14-time Grammy Award-winner and one of the premiere vocalists in modern acoustic music. He is a 25-year member of Alison Krauss' Union Station and the singing voice of George Clooney's character in the film "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou." He recently made his solo debut on late-night TV on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," singing the title track to his album "Southern Gothic."

Lilly Hiatt
Hiatt is a fixture of Nashville's indie scene. It's no surprise that John Hiatt's daughter has a knack for rootsy sounds and smart, unpretentious songs. Hiatt's latest album "Trinity Lane" is a honest set of personal truths; a collection of songs that take stock of where she's been, where she's going and the challenges she's weathered to get there. "Nashville Scene" likens the album's sound to "something akin to Berlin-period Bowie filtered through Tom Petty."

Bil Lepp
Bil’s humorous, family friendly tall-tales and stories have earned the appreciation of listeners of all ages and from all walks of life. Though a five-time champion of the WV Liars’ Contest, Lepp’s stories often contain morsels of truth which present universal themes in clever and witty ways. Audiences across the country, from grade schools to corporate execs to the Comedy Central’s Hudson stage, have been delighted by Bil’s mirthful tales and delightful insights into everyday life.

Danny Barnes
Danny Barnes is already known as an iconic American musician, a banjo playing innovator who’s earned high praise from everybody from Bill Frisell and Dave Matthews to Steve Martin, who presented Danny with the Prize for Excellence in Banjo in 2015. From the days with his groundbreaking Austin band, the Bad Livers, to his two decade solo career experimenting with electronic music, jazz, old time string band music and more, he’s a genre bending, rule breaking original who prefers to color outside the lines.
John Oates with The Good Road Band - "Arkansas" Audio Only

High Energy

Energetic and loud.


WVU Creative Arts Center


Ticket Information

Tickets start at $27

Group rates available. Call 304-293-7469 for details.

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The University Arts Series is presented by
University Toyota

with support from
Holiday Inn - Morgantown - University Area

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