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Keeping ‘Huck’s Herd’alive

January 27, 2009 Compiling a 129-59 record, the late Marshall University basketball coach Rick Huckabay turned MU hoops from 1983-1989 into formidable force appearing in three NCAA tournaments and an NIT berth. more »»

Once a Weedhawk, always a Weedhawk

January 27, 2009 A grizzled journeyman rocker washing dishes to pay the bills meets a charming and talented symphony violinist. more »»

Three part harmonies to die for

December 29, 2008 In the interest of full disclosure, I must admit this before proceeding with the articl. more »»

Duhks defying labels

December 29, 2008 Canada’s The Duhks (pronounced like Ducks) has been hitting the tour circuit for five years now with steady growth since its 2003’s debut, “Your Daughters & Your Sons. more »»

A hip-hop state of union

November 24, 2008 West Virginia has a certain image that isn't necessarily helping it in the global economy where talented, skilled people can live and work anywhere they want. more »»

W.Va.: The start of it all

November 24, 2008 The WWVA Jamboree opened at midnight on April 1, 1933 in the Capitol Theater in Wheeling and was broadcast on WWVA from the nearby Hawley Building. more »»

Poobah rockin’ near the Woods

November 24, 2008  This trip we head to Marietta, Ohio, to a lovely lush green area on Ohio 550, one mile from Ohio 7. The place is called Outskirts and the building has had a great makeover, and looks new inside. more »»

Sheered Lepus makes some of that thar music

November 24, 2008 Rock ‘n Roll is supposed to be dead. The Who weren’t uncertain if it was dead or alive, Lenny Kravitz said it was definitely dead, and Marilyn Manson, well, he said it was dead too. more »»

Big Ass Manatee: A band or just really good dancers?

October 28, 2008 Morgantown band Big Ass Manatee, commonly abbreviated as B.A. Man or BAM, has developed one of the fastest growing cult followings in 123 Pleasant Street’s rich history. more »»

Band gives free kazoos and — yahoo! — fun

October 28, 2008 Andy Bean is one half of the Two Man Gentleman Band, a fusion of the music of 100 years ago: hot jazz, vaudvillean, classic country, with comedy. more »»

West Virginia’s most eclectic string band

October 28, 2008 1937 Flood bills itself as “West Virginia’s most eclectic string band.” It’s made up of some of the state’s most revered and important music personalities. more »»

Manchester Orchestra rocked my socks off

September 23, 2008 The first time I saw Manchester Orchestra was more than a year ago in Cleveland. The Atlanta, Ga., band was opening for mewithoutYou at the Grog Shop. more »»

The Pitzers Keep Playing

August 26, 2008 Joan and Keith Pitzer are a husband and wife singer-songwriting team living in Preston County. Folk radio stations across the U.S. and Europe play their recordings. more »»

I Like You Bob, Even if You Don’t Want Me To

August 26, 2008 Standing in the second row from the stage on Aug. more »»

This is an Interesting Arrested Development

August 26, 2008 Arrested Development has been charting new waters in hip-hop for nearly 20 years. more »»

Cryptorchid Chipmunk still Rockin'

August 12, 2008 Much like other hard touring bands, like the Eagles or Skynyrd, Cryptorchid Chipmunk has gone through more than its share of band mates over the years — over 30, as a matter of... more »»

Traci Ann Stanley On Opening for Chesney and Rimes

August 12, 2008 Singer-songwriter Traci Ann Stanley hails from Prichard, W.Va. Her musical influences include Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert, Norah Jones, Darrell Scott and Jennifer Nettles. more »»

Alligator Jackson’s David Williams

August 12, 2008 Huntington’s David Williams is sometimes known more as his muse — a little stuffed alligator from Florida. more »»

Skyla Spencer, from Buckhannon to Nashville

August 12, 2008 Buckhannon’s Skyla Spencer got her musical start listening to classic country and singing in church. more »»

Falling Branch String Band Just Plain Rocks

July 29, 2008 Falling Branch String Band does its own take on traditional southern Appalachian music. The gang consists of Ken Sheller, Hazel Wood, Mary and Les Caraher. more »»

 
 

 

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