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Greg Brown: Review, Issue #7

Greg Brown’s roots were, in part, sprouted from an electric guitar-playin’ mama, and banjo-strumming grandpa and a dad who was a Holy Roller preacher in the gospel- and music-infused section of Iowa called Hacklebarney. His cleverly crafted music was bound to flower. Brown traveled to New York and threw himself into the “hootenanny” scene and […]

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Got Country Class: Talent Show Review, Issue #6

Last Saturday the culmination of the Got Country Class competition was held in the lush surroundings of the Greenbrier Hotel. We from LBSPY attended, and were entertained by the finalists, of which the remaining ten had been whittled down from a staggering 130. After several consecutive evenings of friendly rivalry, the ten finalists were there […]

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Cuddle Magic and Anais Mitchell: Review, Issue #5

To culminate one last sweet-toothed caloric intake of the Chocolate Festival, I attended Carnegie’s concert of singer/songwriter ANAIS MITCHELL and opening band CUDDLE MAGIC. I found the 6-piece opening ensemble to be a bit of a slightly robotic breath of fresh air, if those two descriptions can possibly match in one’s mind. The stage and […]

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Zextrobe Concert Review, Issue #3

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Leah Deitz, Music Reviews

Zextrobe. I cannot tell you what a Zextrobe is, but I can give you an overview of what Zextrobe sounds like. Let’s say it sounds a little like Danzig, a smidge of Misfits, a fistful of Metallica and a punch of Alice and Chains. Does that sound like hard rock to you? It sure did […]

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Brown Chicken Brown Cow String Band, Issue #6

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Ian Lutz, Music Reviews

I must admit, I usually prefer to listen to BCBCSB in an outdoor setting by the light of a campfire. Tonight, the band performed at the Wild Bean and I was reminded, yet again, that this band has the chops to entertain in any setting. By now, West Virginia is well acquainted with our beloved […]

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Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.: A Wash-Rags to Riches Story, Issue #4

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Music, Sound of the Town, Susanna Robinson

From just a few months ago, when this amazing performer was still washing cars in Logan , WV , until next month, when he will be knocking the audience dead at Harlem ‘s legendary Apollo Theatre, the story of Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. is more than a Cinderella tale. Having won the first place title […]

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Ladysmith Black Mombazo, Issue #3

Ladysmith Black Mombazo, Concert Review For those of us fortunate enough to share Carnegie Hall’s performance of South Africa ’s Ladysmith Black Mombazo a few weeks ago, it was a lovely and heartfelt appearance by a warm and joyful group of amazing vocalists. Having been formed by Joseph Shabalala (then in his 20’s, in 1964), […]

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From Hollers to Hilltops, Morningstar Shines Bright, Issue #7

From Hollers to Hilltops, Morningstar Shines Bright The wild people and wonderful stories of West Virginia have a unique voice in Mike Morningstar. The state native (and legend in many parts) will bring his folksy and straightforward storytelling to Greenbrier County, performing at Stuart’s Smokehouse in Alderson, WV on Sunday, June 2 at 9pm. Mike […]

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Wisdom from the Woods: Distrustful People, by Jim Shock

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Jim Shock, Wisdom from the Woods

Wisdom from the Woods –Life lessons learned from being around distrustful people. I’m not sure what life event causes someone to become wary of the world but I suspect it’s very draining to live that way. Always seeking clues for motives that don’t exist is a relentlessly disappointing endeavor. In the end, no one wants […]

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Wisdom from the Woods: Seasoned Country Cooks, by Jim Shock

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Jim Shock, Wisdom from the Woods

Wisdom from the Woods –Life lessons learned from being around a kitchen full of seasoned country cooks. While enjoying ramps this spring, I had a revelation. Ramps have a bad reputation. The indigenous delicacy represents the wonderful spirit of West Virginia perfectly. It’s an uncommon delight that grows wild in the mountains and leaves a […]

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The Nightmare Continues w/ Lewisburg City Paper this October!

The Nightmare Continues w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this October! - The Nightmare continues w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this October. Located about 15 minutes from downtown Lewisburg, Miller’s Nightmare and Haunted Farm is owned by the Millers and they have recently found that it is cursed. They’ve come up with a theory as to why the land and crop are tainted. There are inhabitants on the […]

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Best Things to Do in Lewisburg WV! - Spending a day in Lewisburg? Here are a few of the best things to do while you’re visiting. Start your day at the Wild Bean coffee shop.  Located downtown, this cafe offers premium coffee, tea, veggie cuisine, wi-fi, entertainment, and more! The breakfast menu consisting of breakfast burritos, egg scrambles, breakfast sandwiches and granola w/ […]

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