Mountain Music Trail Archive

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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Mtn Music Trail: Capturing Music in Overdrive

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

Above all else, the Mountain Music Trail’s reason for being is to promote local musicians who are inspired by the traditional pickers who went before them. We work to do this in a number of ways: (Pictured above: Ramblers at GBT) By promoting their gigs on our Facebook page and website By helping them find bookings […]

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West Virginia Winter Music Festival & Good Vibes

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

Once a year on a mid-winter’s weekend, a unique social and musical experience goes down in the heart of Lewisburg. The WV Winter Music Festival (WVWMF) takes over the downtown streets with 2-days of music, nightlife, and comradery. Festival goers are entertained by seven venues, scattered throughout the downtown, brimming with personable people, energy, and […]

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Mtn Music Trail: February Blahs

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

It’s the middle of Winter, and most of us are experiencing the February blahs. So to cheer you up a little, let’s look forward to some Summer music adventures along the Mountain Music Trail this year: JUNE – Allegheny Echoes Music Workshops in Marlinton, June 24-29. For the 22nd year Allegheny Echoes Summer Workshops presents […]

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MTN MUSIC TRAIL: BUCK FEVER & FORKED DEER

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

It’s November – time for Buck Fever in West Virginia. Bow hunting season started September 30 and runs through the end of the year. Muzzle loader season is December 4-9. But he season that gets by far the most action is the two week Buck and antlerless deer season November 20 – December 2. One […]

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MTN MUSIC TRAIL: FIDDLING AROUND THE MUSIC TRAIL

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

The Mountain Music Trail has a new AmeriCorps volunteer for 2017-18. He’s Ethan Jones, from  Athens, Georgia. Ethan plays old time fiddle and banjo. He recently graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, where he majored in biology. He was raised on old time music; his father brought him to the  Appalachian String Band Festival at […]

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Saturday, September 30: Roadkill & Old Time Music

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

On the month of September, Marlinton, Pocahontas County and its Opera House will be exploding with old time music. The action kicks off on Saturday, September 2nd with the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys and their traditional sound, based on  the styles of Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers and Jimmy Martin. The weekend of September 15-16 […]

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Fall Fashion & Fun Things to Do w/ your Lewisburg City Paper!

Fall into Fashion & Things to Do w/ your Lewisburg City Paper! - Fall into Fashion as unique as you are at Wolf Creek Gallery in downtown Lewisburg. Since 1994, Deva Wagner (owner of Wolf Creek Gallery) has invested thousands of hours into this creative store to offer the coolest up-and-coming brands that have people stopping her clients in the streets. The store offers a selection of carefully curated […]

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