Arts Society & Culture

NPR show ‘Mountain Stage’ is returning to Athens

Athens, Ga. – WUGA is bringing the popular nationally syndicated weekly radio show “Mountain Stage” back to Athens on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall.

Hosted by Larry Groce, the show will feature local Athens artist Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers; American composer, arranger, producer and musician Van Dyke Parks; and Faroese singer-songwriter Teitur. Another act will be announced later.

The show is being co-sponsored by the UGA Performing Arts Center.

“Mountain Stage” with Larry Groce is distributed by National Public Radio and is the longest running two-hour live-performance radio program of its kind. Each week the show features four to five guest artists whose music styles range from traditional to modern. It’s usually recorded at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va.

Tickets go on sale Dec. 5 and are $35. To purchase tickets, see www.pac.uga or call 706/542-4400 or 888/289-8497. For more information, call Abbie Thaxton at 706/542-9842.

For more information on Patterson Hood, Van Dyke Parks and Teitur, see http://www.pattersonhood.com/, http://bananastan.com and http://teitur.com.