Since 1983, Mountain Stage has been the home of live music on public radio. Produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting and distributed by NPR Music, each two-hour episode of Mountain Stage can be heard every week on nearly 300 stations across America, and around the world via NPR Music and

Recorded in front of a live audience, Mountain Stage features performances from seasoned legends and emerging stars in genres ranging from folk, blues, and country; to indie rock, synth pop, world music, alternative, and beyond.

After 38 years and more than 900 episodes, the program’s original host and co-founder Larry Groce handed over full-time hosting responsibilities to W.Va. native and Grammy winner Kathy Mattea in September of 2021.

Mountain Stage has proudly provided a platform for emerging and established artists since 1983. Whether you’re new to the show, or you’ve been around since the early days – we’re glad you’re here.

We invite you to dig into our podcast featuring archived episodes at NPR Music and watch performances from select shows on Live Sessions.

Mountain Stage Guest Artist History