Updated Mon, Mar 17, 2014 10:55 am
Join the School of Media Arts and Studies on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the Athena Cinema for this exciting event where we'll hear stories from the creators, learn about the process and challenges of producing a music show with multiple acts in front of a live audience, and see why, after 30 years, Mountain Stage is still the place “where musicians come to play.”
Created in 1983 by Andy Ridenour, Larry Groce and Francis Fisher, Mountain Stage is a two-hour, weekly radio show that features performances from a wide range of artists from all musical genres recorded before a live audience, usually at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va.
Some of the biggest names in music have performed on the show over the years, many getting their first national exposure on the broadcast. The roster includes: R.E.M., Sarah McLachlan, Nickel Creek, Cassandra Wilson, Counting Crows, Phish, Martina McBride, Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Norah Jones, Crash Test Dummies, Barenaked Ladies, John Pizzarelli, John Mayall, Richard Thompson, Nanci Griffith, The Holmes Brothers, Odetta, Arlo Guthrie, Yonder Mountain String Band, John Hammond, Jorma Kaukonen, Ben Harper, Paula Cole, Galactic, Bruce Hornsby, the Derek Trucks Band, Chris Thile, Bell X-1, Judy Collins, They Might Be Giants, Hubert Sumlin & Pinetop Perkins, Charles Brown, Little Big Town, Amos Lee, Joan Baez, Jakob Dylan, Regina Spektor, Kathy Mattea, Don Dixon, Elvis Costello, Wilco, Marty Stuart, Delbert McClinton, Ani DiFranco, and many more...