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Mtn Music Trail: Greenbrier Valley’s Most Celebrate Old-Time Musicians

The Hammons Family, the Greenbrier Valley’s most celebrated old-time musicians were recently honored by selection for the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame. Usually, the Hall of Fame honors an individual musician, but this selection honors a multi-generational family of excellent musicians, whose roots in West Virginia go back to pre-Civil War days. Alan Jabbour, […]

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Mtn Music Trail: She’s Baaaack! Pretty Penny Cafe has reopened!

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

Blair Campbell and the Pretty Penny Café in Hillsboro are back in business – and the place is alive with the sound of music! Located in the century-old Moore’s Store right on 219, the building went from old-fashioned country store to wonderful eating establishment back in the 1980s, when it opened as the Rosewood Café, […]

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

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

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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The Renaissance is Coming + WIN 2 TIX this May!

The Renaissance is Coming + WIN 2 TIX this May!- This May, let word travel that the West Virginia Renaissance Festival will be in full swing this June at Hollow Hills Farm in Lewisburg. Hours are 11am-8pm every Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine. For the second year, lords and ladies, knights and knaves will stroll the grounds of Hollow Hills Farm for four weekends […]

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