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SOUND OF THE TOWN: EILEEN KRAMER – 100 YEARS OF DANCING W/ THE WIND. BY SUSANNA ROBINSON-KENGA

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

One hundred years on this earth. 1914 was the year of Eileen Kramer’s birth. And still she moves gracefully though her days, now back again in her native Australia. 1914, a year so far beyond what we can fathom to have come into existence that I could scarcely imagine what the world was like, what […]

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Sat. July 26: Lewisburg Music Festival

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

The season of festivals, mountain music and otherwise, is upon us, the Summer Solstice (when the planet’s tilt is most inclined toward its star), passing by, lingering, with its longest day of the year, its many sun-worshippers, music-devotees, dancers-in-fields, singers-on-porches; these days of festivals venerate the season in all its glory. The solstice, recognized all […]

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SOUND OF THE TOWN: THE DIVINE ART OF DUET. BY SUSANNA KENGA.

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

The end of season concert at Carnegie Hall, a Friday night, I’m tired from working, but I know I’ll be inspired, so in I go, get my pass, take my seat, and wait for what can only be described as a gentle, humorously pleasing, and enchanting musical evening. I waited, knowing we would soon be […]

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April 11: Southern Soul Assembly at Carnegie

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

Music in the round, so to speak; at least, it’s an “artist-in-the-round” collaborative performance of four impressive musicians/songwriters/performers, who are coming toCarnegie Hall on April 11. A touring entourage calling itself the “Southern Soul Assembly Tour” will breeze into town and onto our favorite stage, featuring some impressive names with some impressively notable bios: Marc […]

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March 28: The Sea The Sea at Carnegie Hall

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

Today I saw a seagull, lost and bewildered, in the parking lot of the Brier Inn. The snowstorm had confused her. The winter had thrown her off course. She flew, the sun on her wings, while she looked for something familiar, while she yearned for warm beaches and a glimpse of the ocean. She was […]

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SOUND OF THE TOWN: CATHERINE RUSSELL (JAZZ & BLUES) AT CARNEGIE HALL BY SUSANNA ROBINSON-KENGA

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

Vocalist Catherine Russell appeared recently at Carnegie Hall and thoroughly wowed the audience with a myriad of jazz, blues, swing, ballads, jump/jive/bebop tunes, and a bit of a journey through the history of belting it out, so to speak. After a fine, fine opening instrumental by her amazing jazz quartet, which set the sweet tone […]

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SOUND OF THE TOWN: CHRIS THILE AT CARNEGIE HALL BY SUSANNA ROBINSON KENGA

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

A perfect Autumn evening, all things golden on this day-into-night, the leaves raining down, all of us now wearing boots and scarves, our colors all loden and aubergine, and we traipse to the hall to hear what musical delicacy is put before us. I was busy at home, sewing bronzy lizards around the feathered brim […]

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RICKY SKAGGS AT CARNEGIE HALL BY SUSANNA ROBINSON KENGA

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

Photo Source: parade.com Ricky Skaggs is bluegrass history at this point. Fourteen-time Grammy winner. Country/bluegrass/gospel hotshot. Former member of so many great bands including Ralph Stanley’s Clinch Mountain Boys, Boone Creek (featuring dobro royalty Jerry Douglas), Skaggs played with everyone who was anyone: bluegrass pioneers Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, J.D. Crowe and […]

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Aug 19th West Virginia Music Hall of Fame by Susanna Robinson-Kenga

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

West Virginia roads meander. They wind and twist and rise and fall. They take you to unexpected places, sometimes sweetly delightful, sometimes disconcertingly archaic, sometimes surprisingly refined, but always diverse. Our roads can lead us back to the sweet nostalgia of our roots, or may further the journey as they take us through the milestones […]

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July 14th: An Afternoon of Art & Music at Heartstrings Academy by Susanna Robinson-Kenga

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

Some of my favorite people in the musical community of our lovely ‘Burg are putting on a little show, An Afternoon of Art and Music at HeartStrings Academy on Sunday, July 14, featuring just about the sweetest guy around, none-other than Thomas Ball, amazing classical/jazz guitarist, who will perform works for solo guitar by Francisco […]

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Back to the Music w/ Lewisburg City Paper this September!

Back into the Music w/ HashtagWV this September! - It’s back to the music w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this September. Susanna Robinson features Warner Music School: from humble beginnings to true love and more.  Other big stories include Wild Cuisine at the West Virginia Roadkill Cookoff, Freshwater Folk Festival, an interview with Carlene Carter, Highway Queen by Jason Scott, and so much more! […]

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