West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Mountain Stage with Larry Groce returns to the WVU Creative Arts Center on Sunday, March 6 at 7 p.m. Scheduled to appear are Great American Taxi—fronted by a former West Virginia University student—and Railroad Earth. More acts will be announced at a later date. Tickets are on sale now at the Mountainlair Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com and by phone at 304-293-SHOW.
Revered as one of the most energetic country-, rock- and bluegrass-influenced Americana bands in the land, Great American Taxi boasts a swinging concoction of swampy blues, funky New Orleans strut, Southern boogie and good ol’ fashioned rock and roll. Fronted by former WVU student Vince Herman, the band is one of the best-known headliners on the jam-band circuit, frequenting major festivals across the nation. A founding member and vocalist for Leftover Salmon, Herman formed Great American Taxi in 2005, which quickly grew comparisons to roots rockers like Wilco and the Grateful Dead. The band’s new record, Reckless Habits, stretch the boundaries of American roots music with a nod to both tradition and the future.
Driven by remarkable songs that are delivered with seamless arrangements and superb musicianship, Railroad Earth meshes elements of bluegrass, rock and roll, jazz, Celtic and strings to form a unique acoustic instrumentation. Having played on the bill of the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and many other noteworthy music festivals around the nation, Railroad Earth has become known for its extensive live improvisation and strong songwriting. The band released its new self-titled record this past October.
General admission tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the show and may be purchased at the Mountainlair Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com and by phone at 304-293-SHOW or 800-745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, including Giant Eagle on Greenbag Rd. and FYE in the Meadowbrook Mall.
This event is produced by WVU Arts & Entertainment. For more event information, please call 304-293-SHOW, or visit us online at events.wvu.edu.
CONTACT: Ali Daly, WVU Arts & Entertainment
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