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Find your Band with LBSPY!!!

By: Christina / Category: Blog, Music Reviews

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Wild Rumpus LIVE @ Sweet Shoppe, Feb 9

By: Christina / Category: Blog, Music Reviews

If you haven’t heard of The Wild Rumpus, let us introduce you to a group that will make you want to shake yer’ rumpus at the Sweet Shoppe in downtown Lewisburg, on Saturday, February 9th. They refer to themselves as an Appalachian Stompgrass band, a phrase Allan Sizemore coined a few years ago. Bandmembers are […]

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Hell for Certain String Band Performing at Irish Pub, Jan 17th

By: Christina / Category: Blog, Music Reviews

Lewisburg’s Hell for Certain String Band will be performing live at the Irish Pub in Lewisburg on Thursday, January 17th. Their most recent concert was opening act for the Crankie Show at the Wild Bean last November. Based here in Greenbrier County and playing together since last summer, this is an old-time Appalachian string band […]

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Lone Wolf Revue at Sweet Shoppe

By: Christina / Category: Blog, Music Reviews, Sound of the Town

The town of Lewisburg enjoyed a special musical treat on Saturday November 24th when Lone Wolf Revue played to a packed house at the Sweet Shoppe. The 5 piece string band featured: Paul Johnson on vocals and acoustic guitar, Corey Lee McQuade on the dobro and vocals, Mark Schimick on mandolin and vocals, Xander Hitzig […]

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The Campbell Brothers: Sacred Steel, African Gospel Music

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

After an evening with the amazing Campbell Brothers on stage at Carnegie Hall, I was ready to just leap right on up into heaven, singing their praises all the way. Prominently driven by the distinctive style of pedal steel guitarist Chuck Campbell, his searing lap steel soloist brother Darick, hard-driving gospel vocals, the amazing guitar […]

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Rivertown Gypsies at Irish Pub, December 9

By: Christina / Category: Blog, Music Reviews, Sound of the Town

Get to know a band called Rivertown Gypsies, husband and wife duo, Shane and Lynda Allen. They perform a mix of rock, blues, folk, and rock. See them live at the Irish Pub in downtown Lewisburg, on Sunday, December 9th. Give us a brief history of the band. How long have you two played together? […]

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Interview with Rootz Rock

By: Christina / Category: Christina Entenmann, Music Reviews

On Friday, November 30, Rootz Rock will be performing live for the “Soul Shakedown Party” at EZ Rats Saloon in Fairlea, WV. This band has been together for the last year. Original members are Dan Lively and Russ Detko. Just recently the duo added a third member, Joshua Adamo, who is performing drums. We interviewed […]

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Interview with Dueling Fiddlers

By: Christina / Category: Blog, Music Reviews

What is rock violin? Our aim is to throw out all the old classical mindsets. We are looking to really connect with the audience. We can take people favorite songs/ all genres, including pop rock, and play them on the violin. Playing the violin in rock offers a new twist that helps people see the […]

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Mountain Music, Folk Art, & Crankie Show

By: Christina / Category: Leah Deitz, Music Reviews

What do you get when you throw, old-time music, visual arts, imagination, some paint, paper and scraps of fabric into the air? A crankie show is what. “A what,” you may ask. Multi-instrumental artists, Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth Laprelle will put on a show very different from your standard fiddle and banjo at The Wild […]

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Judith Avers’ CD Release Party

By: Christina / Category: Music Reviews, Sound of the Town, Susanna Robinson

A cool Fall evening. We traipsed to the Lewis Theatre to support Judith Avers in the release of her latest CD, “God Bless the Brooders”. I looked at the diverse group of fans, friends, and collaborators, there in the theatre where she had married her true love Frances, not so long ago, and was reminded […]

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Adventure is out there w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this August!

Adventure is out there w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this August! - Adventure is out there w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper! Riding a bike is a great way to maintain social distance, get some exercise, enjoy fresh air, and feel connected with the Appalachian Mountains and rivers around us. Whether you’re interested in road riding, cruising the river trail, or braving the downhill course at Snowshoe Mtn, […]

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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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