Nashville, TN (May 10, 2010) — Two-time International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainers of the Year, The Grascals, make their debut appearance on National Public Radio’s two-hour Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, May 14-16. In an episode that was recorded live at the Creative Arts Center on the campus of West Virginia University March 21, The Grascals joined a lineup that included one of Country music’s most beloved vocalists, Patty Loveless; songwriter and Grammy winner Loudon Wainwright III; West-coast country singer Leslie Stevens, and songwriter Pieta Brown.
The group’s genre-bending blend of bluegrass and country was a natural fit for the show, which is in its 26th Season, and is the longest running public radio program of its kind. Mountain Stage is distributed to over 130 NPR stations nationwide and overseas on the Voice of America Satellite Service. Produced by WV Public Broadcasting (WVPB), station listings and air-times can be found at —–> www.mountainstage.org The show will be posted at NPR.org/mountainstage the following week, and archived for continued access.
Their performance for Mountain Stage included Happy Go Lucky; Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line; their current single, Last Train to Clarksville; Satan and Grandma; a medley of Hank Williams, Jr’s hits (Born to Boogie/Women I Never Had/All My Rowdy Friends) and Sally Goodin’. The taping coincided with the release of their fourth CD, THE FAMOUS LEFTY FLYNN’S (Rounder Records). The 12-song disc is drawing stellar reviews, including:
“Plenty of bluegrass outfits shred as impressively as heavy metal groups … The Grascals manage the feat on their fourth album.” – BILLBOARD
“The Grascals make exceptional music sound easy. ‘Lefty Flynn’s’ is packed with both the Grascals’ signature close, affecting harmonies and memorable lead singing … and the boundary between country and bluegrass is beautifully blurred.” – THEBLUEGRASS SPECIAL.COM
“If praise from the ‘old guard’ is any indication of the future of this truly American genre of music, then The Grascals seem to have passed the generational test with flying colors.”
– AMERICAN ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE
Additional recent media coverage includes: The Grand Ole Opry; SiriusXM Radio’s Track By Track with Kyle Cantrell and The Bluegrass Junction On Stage; RFD-TV’S Larry’s Country Diner and CMT’s Southern Fried Flicks.