Larry Groce & Todd Burge

Date(s) - Friday, October 19, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

McNemar House


Grammy Nominee & Mountain Stage host Larry Groce has recently released a new album entitled “Live Forever”. (Produced by Don Dixon) It includes three of Larry’s original songs and eight covers, mostly songs connected to Mountain Stage over the years. This very well received recording is Groce’s first album in over two decades.

“this album demonstrates that [Larry] should not have stayed away so long. While the album consists of mostly covers of songs done by artists who appeared on the show — such as Townes Van Zandt, Jesse Winchester, and Billy Joe Shaver — the originals are the treasures. Most notably, ‘What Do You Think About (When You Think Of Love),’ which was inspired by the great American writer Raymond Carver. In it, Groce becomes the Robert Altman of song…’When the Mist Clears Away’…captures West Virginia, in all its magnificence and obscurity, like few others” Amos Perrine – No Depression

Todd Burge has a new album out as well entitled “Live from Mountain Stage 2006-2015”. The CD includes 17 tracks of original material. Larry Groce has called Burge “WV’s premier songwriter”.

“Like a Randy Newman with a guitar, he’s also been described as a Warren Zevon who can evoke bizarre characters and situations….hearing Burge live takes the cake. The only other live Mountain Stage albums by a single artist are by Jesse Winchester and Laura Nyro, so Burge is in good company. “ Amos Perrine – No Depression

Serving as the Opening Act, Jessica Spruill is an assistant professor of English at Alderson Broaddus University. She earned an MFA in poetry from West Virginia Wesleyan College. Her poetry has appeared in The Pikeville Review, Still: The Journal, and Burnt Pine Magazine. Jessica is a poetry editor for Heartwood, a literary magazine in association with the low-residency MFA program at WVWC. She also founded and curates Wordstock Wednesday, a local literary reading series which hosts Appalachian authors and poets.

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