Mountain Music Trail Archive

Mtn Music Trail: Where the Music Comes From

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: LBSPY / 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: LBSPY / 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: LBSPY / 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: LBSPY / 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: LBSPY / 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: LBSPY / 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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Mtn Music Trail: Allegheny Echoes

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

The premier event on the Mountain Music Trail this month is the Allegheny Echoes Summer Workshops, held in Marlinton June 18-24. For this week, the town of Marlinton takes the title of Music city USA. The Marlinton Motor Inn, on 219 a couple of miles north of town, turns into a 24 hour a day […]

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Mtn Music Trail: Classic Country & Cajun Creole

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

The big event along the Mountain Music Trail in July is the Augusta Heritage Workshops at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins.  Each week features a different style of traditional music, with instructional workshops and concerts.  The week of July 9 celebrates Classic Country and Cajun and Creole sounds from the bayous – with concerts […]

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Rebirth of the Renaissance w/ Hashtag Lewisburg this June!

Rebirth of the Renaissance w/ Hashtag Lewisburg this June! - Nestled in the unassuming hills of Greenbrier County, an extraordinary farm beckons you to take a step out of the present and into a world of times past, at the West Virginia Renaissance Festival. Also in this issue, we feature the Dirtbean Cafe and Bike shop in Marlinton; Women of Washington Part 2 (Hospitality); Folk […]

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