Mountain Stage coming to Huntington Nov. 4

Singer-songwriter Nellie McKay is the newest artist confirmed to appear on Mountain Stage with Larry Groce Sunday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center.

Mountain Stage, hosted by Larry Groce, is a two-hour music radio show produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting and distributed worldwide by National Public Radio (NPR) and the Voice of America’s satellite radio service. The program showcases diverse music, is recorded before a live audience and travels to venues worldwide.

McKay’s musical talents have been heard from radio to TV, to Broadway and even in movies. She has written original music for Rob Reiner’s film Rumor Has It, as well as performed on-screen in the film PS I Love You. Her music has also been heard on a variety of TV shows, such as Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS, Weeds, Nurse Jackie and Privileged. She also recently finished contributing to the soundtrack for the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.

McKay has won a Theatre World Award for her Portrayal of Polly Peachum in the Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera. She was also the recipient of a very different award, The Humane Society’s Doris Day Music Award for her dedication to animal rights. She is also known as an outspoken advocate for feminism, civil rights and other progressive ideals. For more information on Nellie McKay, visit her website at

Other artists appearing on Mountain Stage are Dr. Dog, Spirit Family Reunion, the Mountain Goats and Red Wanting Blue. Tickets can be purchased at the box office at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, or by phone at ext.6-6656.

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