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Margaret Baker’s “The Pickers” by Susanna Robinson-Kenga

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

Margaret Baker is a local treasure. She teaches, she performs, she writes, she does incredible drama workshops in the local schools, and her creativity knows no bounds. Her latest endeavor is to write, direct, and present a mirthful (and at times uproarious) play, called “The Pickers”, presented by the Pocahontas County Drama Workshop, and performed […]

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David Wax Museum at Carnegie Hall

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

A rainy night in Lewisburg, but there’s music to be heard, something not the run-of-the-mill, something young and different. Something with a girl and an accordion. Something with a nice young man in a suit and his sweetly scruffy companions. David Wax Museum, fresh from just plain busting loose at last year’s Newport Folk Festival, […]

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Dance Brazil at Carnegie Hall & Lewisburg Chocolate Festival, April 13th

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

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Seventh Annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival, which begins with theatre performance starting on April 12 and continues with delicious samplings of chocolates, kid activities, themed shows, dinners, and musical presentations. Undoubtedly, the culmination of the event will be the amazing dance performance by Dance Brazil at Carnegie Hall on Saturday […]

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Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives

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

I’m completely thrilled and grateful to have been in the audience for the recent concert by country music performers MARTY STUART and the FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES. They were adorably, charmingly, and rightfully cocky, they were hot-shots, they were cool cats, they knew their way around a stage or two, but let me just say, they could […]

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The August Coming to Carnegie Hall, March 22

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

Back in May my cohort Christina and I heard this great band, The August, who were the winning contestants in the “Got Country Class” Competition, held in the lush surroundings of the Greenbrier Hotel. The last night of performances was the culmination of the contest, which had been pared down from the original 130 acts […]

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Ben Williams & Sound Effect at Carnegie Hall

I can say that last night I saw a rising star among the others in the sky, while the moon rose over the fields, like silver in the darkness. I saw an amazing young musician and his jazz quintet presenting their music to a winter crowd; the gifted bassist Ben Williams and Sound Effect were […]

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Greenbrier Valley’s TNT Music Festival, Feb 2nd

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

TNT Music Festival A Giving Community of Musicians Unite to Perform an Evening of Music. A Benefit for Tim and Tammy Pyne. by Susanna Robinson-Kenga Just three days before Christmas we got the news. Our much-loved friends (and fellow musician, drummer extraordinaire) Tim Pyne, his wife Tammy, and their teenage daughter had lost everything they […]

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Carnegie Hall Welcomes Judy Collins by Susanna Robinson-Kenga

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

We traipsed to the packed hallway to hear a legend. I was grateful to be in the position to be writing about Judy Collins, a memorable voice from childhood and beyond. Collins, a piano virtuoso who, at 13, made her public debut performing Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos, but whose rendering of the folk genre’s […]

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Lone Wolf Revue at Sweet Shoppe

By: LBSPY / 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

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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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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