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Tickets on sale now for November Mountain Stage show at Keith-Albee

Oct. 14, 2012 @ 03:06 PM

HUNTINGTON — Tickets are on sale now as Mountain Stage returns to Huntington as guests of the Marshall Artist Series Sunday, Nov. 4 with a full slate of special guests including renowned Philadelphia-based indie-rockers, Dr.Dog.

After helping cap the 75th Anniversary of the Marshall Artist Series in October 2012, WV Public Broadcasting’s popular radio program “Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce” will return to the historic Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in Huntington.

 Advance tickets are available for $25. Full-time Marshall students can get one free ticket with student I.D. Tickets will be available at the Marshall Artists Series Box Office which is open noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Joan. C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. Call 304-696-6656.

Tickets are also on sale online at www.ticketmaster.com or at all Ticketmaster outlets.

Now in their 29th Season, “Mountain Stage” records its two-hour radio program in front of an audience for later distribution to over 120 NPR stations nationwide and overseas via the Voice of America. “Mountain Stage” can be heard statewide at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoons at and at 8 p.m. Saturday evenings on West Virginia Public Radio.

Highly acclaimed Philadelphia-based indie-rockers Dr. Dog anchor the evening’s performance with their heavily Beatles-influenced sound as evidenced on their latest ANTI- records release “Be The Void.” They recently recorded an episode of “Austin City Limits” for PBS and played a main-stage set at Louisville, KY’s Forecastle Music Festival.

Also appearing is folk trio The Mountain Goats, led by songwriter and singer John Darnielle. Based in Claremont, CA, the prolific writer Darnielle took up the name Mountain Goats in 1991 and is prepping the release of their 14th album, “Transcendental Youth” on Oct. 2. The first single, “Cry for Judas” is available now as a download and as a limited edition 7’’ vinyl record for those who pre-order “Transcendental Youth.”

Spirit Family Reunion have been causing a big stir recently, with a much buzzed about performance at the legendary Newport Folk Festival in July as well as a stirring performance at Virginia’s Floyd Fest 11. NPR Music described the band as “a sweetly ramshackle Americana sound that's part secular gospel revival, part folk ramble.” This promises to be a break-out year for the band.

Columbus-based rockers, Red Wanting Blue, which made its network television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman in July, will also perform on Mountain Stage as the band continues non-stop touring behind its current album “From The Vanishing Point,” released in January.

 For more info on Mountain Stage, go online at www.mountainstage.org