Mountain Stage Comes to Wesleyan on April 6

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Tickets are still available for the upcoming performances of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce to be held at West Virginia Wesleyan College on Sunday, April 6 in the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts in the Culpepper Auditorium.

Performers are Della Mae, Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, Amy Ray, Karen Staley, and the Teetotallers.

One of Wesleyan’s own Karen Staley, who graduated in 1984, has been a very successful song writer with hits that include ACM Song of The Year award Tracy Byrd’s classic Keeper of the Stars which was also featured on CMT’s 100 Greatest Country Love Songs of All Time TV special. Singers Faith Hill, Holly Dunn, and many more have recorded her songs.

Della Mae consists of five multitalented young women who are respectful of American musical tradition, but not restricted by it, combining centuries’ worth of musical influences with an emotionally tough, undeniably modern songwriting sensibility.

Morrison and West tap the root of the old country and bluegrass duets.

Amy Ray, the other half of Indigo Girls, has always been a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll. She recently released her first pure country music album “Good Night Tender.”

Teetotallers represent a breathtaking summit of talent, skill, and imagination that will captivate followers of Irish traditional and other roots music everywhere.

The two-hour radio program showcases five guest artists on each episode and records the show for later distribution to 130 NPR stations nationwide and overseas via the Voice of America satellite system.

General admission tickets for the event will be $30 in advance and can be purchased at the Office of Campus Life, www.mountainstage.org, or by calling 800-594-TIXX.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the performances beginning at 7 p.m. Mountain Stage is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting. This episode will be scheduled for later distribution by NPR in spring 2014.