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Mtn Music Trail: An All-Star Lineup at Carnegie Hall

This dreary, soggy winter is sloshing toward its end, and we all hope for an early spring. Haven’t heard any peepers yet, but their chorus can’t be far off. And March will bring some great human music to the Mountain Music Trail. The premier event of the month is a West Virginia Music Hall of […]

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Mtn Music Trail: February is the Month of Love

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Gibbs Kinderman, Mountain Music Trail

February is the month of love. We usually think about cupids and Valentines and love songs – but there will be an unusual kind of love song this particular Valentines Week on the Mountain Music Trail. The friends and family of  Greenbrier County’s Zemph Sapanski (pictured above)  – pianist, performer, piano tuner and raconteur – […]

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Mtn Music Trail: Happy New Year from Mtn Music Trail

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Gibbs Kinderman, Mountain Music Trail

It’s the time for New Year’s resolutions – and for “auld lang syne” –  a time to look back – as well. Why is there a Mountain Music Trail (MMT)? Let’s take a look at the mission statement: The Mountain Music Trail is made up of a diverse group who are dedicated to: (Pictured above: Long […]

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Christmas Time’s a Coming Along the Mtn Music Trail

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Gibbs Kinderman, Mountain Music Trail

The most popular Christmas Carol of all times is Silent Night (see time.com/3613551/christmas-song/ ) . That page also has an interactive graphic of the most recorded Christmas songs since 1978. ) Silent Night was written 1814-16. The most popular Bluegrass Christmas song, Christmas Time’s a Coming (youtube.com/watch?v=EXfBYXElPII), was written in 1962 by a fiddle player who […]

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Mtn Music Trail: Hillbilly Boogie on the Trail

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Gibbs Kinderman

The biggest event this month on the Mountain Music Trail takes place in Elkins – The Augusta Heritage Center’s October Old-Time Week at Davis and Elkins College October 21-26. October Old-Time Week focuses on West Virginia’s rich traditions of old-time music. Workshops meet 9 a.m. to noon, with an afternoon cultural session each day and […]

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Mtn Music Trail: Small Town, Big Music

The Pocahontas County Opera House in Marlinton, which hosts three traditional music-related events in September, is a very unique institution. Built in 1910 by J G Tilton as the Marlinton Opera House, it was the first reinforced concrete building in West Virginia. After a fairly brief career as a small town “opera house”, hosting high […]

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Mountain Music Trail: Hot Music on the Trail. by Gibbs Kinderman.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Gibbs Kinderman, Mountain Music Trail

This has been the hottest Summer in many years – and August is usually the hottest month of all. We can’t predict the weather, but we can assure you there will be a lot of hot music up and down the Mountain Music Trail this month. August begins with the “Pickin’ in Parsons” Bluegrass Festival […]

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Mtn Music Trail: Where the Music Comes From

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Ethan Jones, Gibbs Kinderman, Mountain Music Trail

The Mountain Music Trail is helping to create two new music vacation options this Summer. Right after the Appalachian String Band Festival at Clifftop, in Fayette County, the last weekend in July and first week of August, it’s “Where the Music Comes From”- a skill-building and philosophical experience. Four days of immersion in traditional folk […]

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Mountain Music Trail: The Informal Music Jam

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Gibbs Kinderman, Mountain Music Trail

Our Mountain Music Trail column usually features bands that play out in public and the venues that host them, But most traditional music happens in more informal settings – Like a kitchen, a front porch, or a local community center. Many of the most outstanding musicians in our region never play formal gigs – either […]

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June 1 & 2: Farmer’s Day in Union WV

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Gibbs Kinderman

Every community has its annual celebrations. In Pocahontas County it’s Pioneer Days and the Autumn Harvest Festival. In Greenbrier County you have The Chocolate Festival, The Dandelion Festival, Taste of Our Town, and the grand daddy of them all, the State Fair of West Virginia. But in Monroe County there’s only one super event: Farmer’s […]

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Sporting Clay Shoot Fundraiser w/ HashtagWV this March!

Sporting Clay Shoot Fundraiser w/ HashtagWV this March!- On Saturday, April 6, join the Monroe County Shrine Club at Powder Ridge Sporting Clays for their first annual Sporting Clay Shoot & Cookout Fundraiser to benefit Shriner’s Hospitals for Children. Starting at 10am, participants will enjoy healthy competition and a fun afternoon of sport shooting clays at 15 different stations. Local experienced shooters will […]

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