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Larry & Sandra Groce with Michael Lipton
August 27, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
Larry & Sandra Groce
Saturday, August 27
Doors 8pm . Show 9pm . Tickets $12
Larry Groce is a singer, songwriter and one of the founders of West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Mountain Stage, distributed nationally by NPR to over 150 stations. He’s been host and artistic director of the show since its beginning in 1983. Mountain Stage is one of the longest running national radio programs in the country and Larry’s taste and judgment have shaped its two-hour format into the most intriguing and stylistically diverse collection of live performances found on radio or television.
Mountain Stage helped introduce Lyle Lovett, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Sheryl Crow, Barenaked Ladies, Alison Krauss, Ani DiFranco, Phish, Counting Crows, Ben Harper, Ryan Adams, Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, Lucinda Williams, David Gray and The Avett Brothers to the American public. It has featured rock/pop icons Randy Newman and Warren Zevon, presented American legends Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Doc Watson, Pops Staples, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Allen Ginsburg and Brownie McGee and modern superstars REM, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley and Norah Jones.
Larry has recorded twenty-four albums. The most recent, “Live Forever” released in 2016, was produced by Don Dixon (REM, The Red Clay Ramblers, James McMurtry). Larry’s top ten hit novelty single “Junk Food Junkie” was Dr. Demento’s Song of the Year in 1976. Larry’s albums span styles from folk/Americana to hymns to children’s recordings for Walt Disney records, one of which was nominated for a “Children’s Record of the Year” Grammy.
The New York Times, People Magazine and other national publications have profiled him and he performed on The Tonight Show, The Merv Griffin Show, American Bandstand, The Midnight Special, The Rich Little Show, Nashville Now, The Disney Channel, Doctor Demento and A Prairie Home Companion.
Larry has performed in almost every state of the USA as well as in Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, France, England, Italy, Greece and Russia. He has appeared on television and radio shows in Canada, England and Russia. He continues to perform select dates with the Mountain Stage Band, with his wife Sandra or solo
Accompanying Larry on this tour is Sandra Groce his wife and violist with The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Michael Lipton Mountain Stage guitarist and leader of The Carpenter Ants band.
Watch & listen to Larry Groce: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aY7dnvNsgEBy: