This past Sunday saw the Robinson Grand host the nationally broadcasted show “Mountain Stage Radio Show” with host Kathy Mattea. A sold out crowd was entertained by performances from The Watson Twins, Jerry Douglas, Davisson Brothers Band, Tony Trischka’s Earljam and the Jason Carter Band as well as songs from Mattea and a guest appearance by Mountain Stage co-founder and original host, Larry Groce. The country and bluegrass bill had the crowd captivated throughout the two and half hour performance.
Davisson Brothers Band bassist, Gerrod Bee, who grew up here said “The night felt like a big backyard party with a bunch of friends playing music.” He continued on to say playing with all of the amazing talent on the stage was awesome. Describing the experience of playing the first RG hosted Mountain Stage as historic he went on to say “The experience was surreal and it felt incredible hearing how they talked about the Davisson family” in their lead up to taking the stage.
Front man Donnie Davisson said “It was like the Grand Ole Opry. It’s an amazing honor and to get to be a part of that caliber of musicians, those guys are my heroes. I grew up learning Jason Carter, Jerry Douglas, and Del McCoury songs. I’ve played festivals and such with them, but to get to bring that to our area, in Clarksburg, at this beautiful theater, that is a dream come true. That’s what we do this for and to get to do it here in front of friends and family… yeah this is as big as the Opry”
Check out our gallery below and stay tuned to NPR so you can hear the recording of Mountain Stage and stay in the know for future performances.