Mountain Music Trail Archive

Sat. Feb 18: Opry Night at Pocahontas Opera House!

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

There are several historic performance venues along the Mountain Music Trail, which runs along US 219 in WV.  One of the most unique is the Pocahontas County Opera House in Marlinton, which presents its annual “Opry Night” Saturday, February 18. This event features local bands each year. The 2017 groups are old time band Sugar […]

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Mtn Music Trail: Edden Hammons, Legendary Fiddler.

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

Happy New Year! This month we’ll take a look at one of the musical ancestors of today’s popular string band musicians. Old Time music in the modern day is usually a group activity, with bands combining the sounds of banjo, fiddle, guitar and other instruments, but much of its origin was the product of individual […]

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Hillbilly Gypsies & More on the Trail!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Mountain Music Trail

The Mountain Music Trail received an honor from the British Guild of Travel Writers last month, being named one of three finalists nominated for the 2016 British Guild of Travel Writers tourism initiatives international award for outstanding tourism development projects. The Mountain Music Trail received the HIGHLY COMMENDED Award as a finalist in the Wider […]

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Music Trail: Traditions Stay Strong on Trail

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Mountain Music Trail

Thanks to HashtagWV for inviting The Mountain Music Trail to share our story with you in these pages. The Trail runs along US 219 almost 200 miles, from the Maryland border in the north through some of West Virginia’s most beautiful scenery, ending at the Virginia line in Peterstown, Monroe County. It was organized by […]

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Mtn Music Trail: Festivals, Jams, Dances, & more!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Mountain Music Trail, Ned Savage

Summer is finally here, and for fans of traditional Appalachian music, the communities along US Route 219 host a variety of festivals, jams, dances, and more each and every weekend. The Mountain Music Trail is a group of venues, musicians, and others devoted to presenting and promoting that living heritage. This month, we’ve curated a […]

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MTN MUSIC TRAIL: GET CONNECTED W/ MUSIC

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Mountain Music Trail, Music, Ned Savage

With each passing week, the mountainous landscape of eastern West Virginia becomes more verdant and inviting. Likewise, this time of year there seem to be more and more options each weekend to engage with our region’s traditional Appalachian music. The Mountain Music Trail seeks to connect fans, both visiting and local, with the wide variety […]

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MUSIC TRAIL: KEEP THE BLOOD FLOWING

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Mountain Music Trail, Ned Savage

Some consider February a bleak month – the holiday season has receded into memory, but the first blossoms of spring still seem a long way off. Valentine’s Day brings little solace to those without a significant other to keep them warm. But for pickers, dancers, and fans of traditional Appalachian music, the Mountain Music Trail […]

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Sat. March 28: Steppin’ In it @ Opera House!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Mountain Music Trail

Toting an ample supply of vintage instruments and a sound that brings listeners back to the days of old-time radio, Steppin’ In It is determined to make a dent in the roots community. Hailing from Lansing, Michigan—the heart of Factory Town, USA—these young men pound out their own brand of roots combining old-time country, swing […]

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Sat. Feb 28: Opry Night at Pocahontas Opera House!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Mountain Music Trail

Opry Night at the Opera House has come to showcase some of the best musical talent from the two Virginias. This season’s Opry Night features Virginia favorite Southern Rail Express and West Virginia banjo virtuoso Bob Shank. Based in Hot Springs Virginia, Southern Rail Express is know for traditional bluegrass music. Bandleader Willie Smith brings […]

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Mountain Music Trail, Ned Savage

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and here in the Allegheny Highlands of West Virginia, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the season with old-time music and family-friendly fun! The Mountain Music Trail promotes and presents the traditional music of the Highway 219 corridor in West Virginia. All throughout the region, folks […]

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Saddle up for June w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper!

Saddle up for June w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper! - Saddle up this June for the best things to do in Greenbrier County and surrounding areas!  Sigrid House, owner of Mounted Blessing LLC, invites you to her farm for summer horseback riding lessons. Jason Scott with B-Sides and Badlands interviews Black Garlic about their new album. They play at the Wild Bean in downtown Lewisburg on Saturday, June 22. Gibbs Kinderman with the Mountain Music Trail celebrates Dwight Diller, who won […]

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