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Mtn Music Trail: The Augusta Experience.

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

July’s highlight event along the Mountain Music Trail is the Augusta Heritage Center Summer Workshops at Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, a three-week celebration of traditional music, dance crafts and folklore. Pictured above: Augusta music scene Here are the musical themes by week: July 7 – 12: Cajun & Creole Week and Classic Country […]

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Mtn Music Trail: Celebrating Dwight Diller

Pocahontas County musician Dwight Diller received West Virginia’s highest folklife honor, the Vandalia Award, at the annual Vandalia Gathering in Charleston over the Memorial Day weekend. According to the State Department of Culture and History, “The individuals who receive this award embody the spirit of our state’s folk heritage and are recognized for their lifetime […]

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

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

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: 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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Impeccable Italian Fare w/ Lewisburg City Paper this July!

Impeccable Italian Fare w/ Lewisburg City Paper this July! - Read about Impeccable Italian Fare w/ Lewisburg City Paper this July, 2019! “On the cover” features one of Lewisburg’s newest restaurants, The Humble Tomato, located on W. Washington Street in downtown. A mecca for all things Italian, the Humble Tomato is a new casual restaurant and bar nestled in historic downtown Lewisburg. Its ambiance is […]

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