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B Sides & Badlands: Dearest Everybody, It’s OK Not to be Ok.

That’s what L.A. singer-songwriter Inara George, daughter of Little Feat’s frontman Lowell George, assures us with her first solo record in nine years, titled (you guessed it) Dearest Everybody. Her intricately-drawn reflections often feel like my own, “trapped between all this joy and all this sorrow,” as she sings on “Young Adult.” It’s the opening […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: RUSH RUN PHILHARMONIC @ 19TH HOLE

By: LBSPY / Category: Music Reviews, Vaughn Judson

Friday night Rush Run Philharmonic played at the 19th Hole Casual Cuisine in Lewisburg. This is a local band playing a wide variety of American classics, folk, blues, cowboy and rock ‘n roll with two guitars, stand up bass and lush three part harmony. Phil Rolleston and Pat Gabbert have loved playing guitar and singing […]

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REVIEW: BEN TOWNSEND & DENNIS OTT AT THE FIDDLEHEAD. BY VAUGHN JUDSON

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Music Reviews

Saturday evening under a bright and nearly full moon I wound my way through the mountains to enjoy great food and live music at the Fiddlehead. En route, the moon could not stop capturing my attention. Dubbed by the Algonquins “the worm moon,” because it softens the earth and allows the worms to rise, and […]

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REVIEW: RUSH RUN PHILHARMONIC AT FIDDLEHEAD BY VAUGHN JUDSON

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Music Reviews

Photo Source: www.soundcloud.com/rushrun On Saturday, October 19th 2013, I went out to see Rush Run Philharmonic at their first performance at the Fiddlehead near Snowshoe. The warm glowing interior of the mountain bar was welcoming after the cold rain, and it was already full of patrons enjoying drinks and dinner. What everyone had on their […]

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BADLANDS Bluegrass Festival June 14 & 15

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Music Reviews

Fill the hills and valleys this June 14th & 15th at Badlands Bluegrass Festival held at the Poor Farm Festival Grounds, in Williamsburg, West Virginia. This two-day event will feature 15 bands including regional country and bluegrass acts. New this year is a Tie Dye Tunnel for kids and adults, sponsored by Spiral Light Productions. […]

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Majestic 12 Performing at Sweet Shoppe, May 17th

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Christina Entenmann, Music Reviews

On Friday, May 17th, Majestic 12 will perform at the Sweet Shoppe in downtown Lewisburg. Based out of Princeton, WV., this band may best be described as pop rock/indie rock sounds. Their shows include a wide variety of music (as they can play several covers) to keep the crowds happy. Their sound is similar to […]

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Red Tail Ring at Wild Bean on May 11th

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Music Reviews

The popular Mountain Music and Folk Art Series continues at the Wild Bean on Saturday, May 11th featuring Red Tail Ring. The Michigan-based duo shares a raw blend of original compositions and interpretations of old ballads and dance tunes from Appalachia. Hosted by Lewisburg’s own Hell for Certain String Band, the series aims to feature […]

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Wear The Weight at Chocolate Festival, April 13th

By: LBSPY / Category: Christina Entenmann, Music Reviews

Within the past few weeks, The Weight has played to sold out shows at both Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg and the Pretty Penny Cafe in Hillsboro. We witnessed a standing ovation at GVT and we can assure you that this highly skilled band won’t dissapoint. This April 13th, see them live during Lewisburg’s Chocolate […]

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Ben Williams & Sound Effect at Carnegie Hall

I can say that last night I saw a rising star among the others in the sky, while the moon rose over the fields, like silver in the darkness. I saw an amazing young musician and his jazz quintet presenting their music to a winter crowd; the gifted bassist Ben Williams and Sound Effect were […]

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There’s no Company like Southern Company. Live at Wild Bill’s March 2

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Christina Entenmann, Music Reviews

If you’re looking for a fun night out to sing and dance, look no further because SoCo is coming to us from Staunton, VA. They will be performing at Wild Bill’s Roadhouse in White Sulphur Springs on Saturday, March 2nd. Since 1992, this 5-piece high energy party band plays everything from classic rock, new rock, […]

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Historic Wonderland w/ Hashtag Lewisburg this July!

Historic Wonderland w/ HashtagWV this July! - This July, we feature the historic wonderland of Elmwood in Union, WV. It is also known as the Hugh Caperton House and was built in the 1830’s It is a two-story, nearly square brick dwelling with Greek Revival details. More features include Carlito’s in Lewisburg, Xander Hitizig’s concerts in the area, summer cocktail recipes, The School […]

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