West Virginia rock band, Snake Doctor, is performing at the Lewis Theatre on Saturday, May 23rd. Inspired by 70s rock and roll, country, and blues with elements of vaudeville theater, glam rock, and gypsy jazz, this band puts on a dynamic and electrifying live show, making whatever venue they play in full of life and unity. They describe their sound as immersive and unique. Special guest, Amy McIntire, will be opening the night.
Snake Doctor is comprised of guitarist/songwriter Gyasi Heus and drummer Ben Hunt. While they are a two-man band, they often include bassist Nathaniel Altare. They tell us their music “dips and dives through genres with virtuosic ease and front man Gyasi Heus taunts the audience, as he becomes the characters he sings about.” Hard to pin down and ever-changing, Snake Doctor says “ we always keep audiences guessing. We are true rock and roll.” For more information, visit SnakeDoctorMusic.com
Opening musician, Amy Grace McIntire writes songs, sings them, and plays the banjo to accompany. Her dark, somewhat cynical songs are paired with clear, sweet vocals and often comical banjo lines. She has been singing for as long as anyone can remember. In 2005, McIntire and Tony Rogers formed the duo The Ahs and played together until 2010. They played all over West Virginia at Carnegie Hall, Festivall, The Purple Fiddle, and on Mountain Stage. Post duo, she has continued to write and play original and equally poignant tunes. She has performed all over New England and locally in Greenbrier County. For the last 2 years she has pursued her latest passion- the pedal steel guitar. Preview the music of Amy McIntire at soundcloud.com/amy-grace-mcintire
– LBSPY 65, MAY 2015
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.