This April, The Pocahontas County Opera House will be showered with jazz and bluegrass/rock with performances by the West Virginia Orchestra on Saturday, the 12th and Cherry Hill on the Friday, the 25th.
Housed at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg, WV, the WV Jazz Orchestra performs across the region with their group of 18 professional and highly experienced players. They play standard repertoire of the famous bands of past years, including (but not limited to) Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton. The orchestra also concentrates on improvisation and recreates the jazz solos and styles of famous jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and many others. When combined with their careful planning and focus on audience entertainment, this group delivers an educational, experienced package full of great jazz and fun. Show starts at 7:30pm on April 12th. Cover is $8.
Formed in 2011, Jenny Reynolds & Cherry Hill comes to the Opera House from in and around Lynchburg, Virginia. They are considered a powerful unit featuring the incredible vocals of Jenny Reynolds and the songwriting and musical talents of Tommy Cox, Tim Echols, Eric Hollandsworth, Daniel Kepel-Young and William Newman. They carry a unique acoustic approach with a style that ranges from blues to rock to folk and it keeps audiences wanting more. They have a self-titled debut album of all original music that was released in September 2012.
Lead singer Jenny Reynolds began stretching out her voice in church choirs. Guitarist Tommy Cox grew up wanting to emulate Eddie Van Halen. Tim Echols plays a mean bluegrass mandolin, bass player Eric Hollandsworth has his roots in jazz, and guitarist Will Newman was formerly John Lennon in a Beatles tribute band. And then there’s violinist Daniel Kepel Youn, a classical musician with virtually no rock and roll experience. Cherry Hill performs on Friday the 25th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $8.
The Pocahontas County Opera House is located on 818 Third Ave in Marlinton, WV. For more information on events, visit: pocahontasoperahouse.org.
– LBSPY, April 7-May 5, 2014.
HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Christina Entenmann-Edwards has been a WV resident since September 2008. She was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is no stranger to hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut), Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History. In 2010, she graduated with an M.B.A. from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). In February 2012, Christina launched HashtagWV as the area’s first full-color, free arts and entertainment tabloid + online platform. Christina completed the Leadership West Virginia class of 2021, which is an innovative program that grows, engages, and mobilizes leaders to ignite a life passion to move West Virginia forward.