If you had to bet on one, I would say Shepherdstown was probably founded first, simply because it's on an important thoroughfare connecting the Shenandoah Valley to the important Delaware ports, where a lot of European migrants, principally Scots Irish and German migrants, were arriving in the 18th century. So it's likely that these migrants arrived at the banks of the Potomac River in the valley before they arrived in the South Branch Valley. So it's likely that Shepherdstown was founded earlier.
THIS SUNDAY: NRBQ, Kat Edmonson, Lindsay Lou on Mountain Stage.
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Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is about to get back into their schedule of live performances in Charleston, WV, starting this Sunday May 13 at the Culture Center Theater.
Tickets are still available online and at Taylor Books in downtown, Charleston.
This Sunday Larry will welcome back the long standing pure rock and roll rollers NRBQ, featuring pianist Terry Adams, for what is sure to be another unforgettable performance. The band has made five appearances on Mountain Stage, starting in 1988, and were the subject of a CD “Live From Mountain Stage” which you can still listen to on Spotify. The band re-issued its self-titled 1968 debut on CD and Vinyl this March and they released a five-song EP, “https://youtu.be/XnBYByM_PAU”>Happy Talk,” last October.
"There's hope for this country as long as NRBQ is still with us." —The Aquarian Weekly
We’re excited to welcome back Kat Edmonson for her third appearance. Edmonson released “Old Fashioned Gal” on April 27. Her spellbinding voice and jazzy pop songs are prevalent in the title track, which was named to NPR’s “Songs We Love” by WBGO’s Nate Chinen.
Lindsay Lou first charmed our audiences in December of 2015 when she appeared on our 32nd anniversary show as the leader of Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys. She is back with a new record called “Southland,” a Pledge Music funded project, that is filled with rootsy, groove-filled hooks and her unmistakable voice. We’re excited to see and hear Lindsay Lou and her band live again.
The duo of Andrew Morris and Julie Bates make up The Matchsellers, who will join us for the first time this Sunday. They released “Bluegrastronauts” in March, which the band calls “old-time in outer space.” Recorded over two weeks in Springfield, MO, “Bluegrasstronauts” features Chad Graves of the Hillbenders on dobro and Betsey Beymer on bass and vocals. The quartet will join us with their “songs steeped in tradition and melody with an interstellar amount of creativity.”
&amp;amp;lt;a href=”http://thematchsellers.bandcamp.com/album/bluegrastronauts”&amp;amp;gt;Bluegrastronauts by The Matchsellers&amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;gt;
We’ll also welcome Kentucky based “Rhythm & Bluegrass” group The Wooks, who have collaborated with Tyler Childers over the years, and their latest CD is called “Little Circles.”
Tickets for May 13 are $20 in advance, available online, by phone at 877.987.6487, or locally at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston. Tickets are available at the door on show day, $35. All seats are general admission. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7pm.
Mountain Stage members make a recurring gift directly to Mountain Stage and receive seven days of exclusive online pre-sales before tickets become available to the public. Depending on which level is chosen, other “Thank You” gifts include an exclusive members-only poster from Base Camp Printing Company, a backstage tour before the show, and other goodies.
Master Sgt. Mike Wiley, a JROTC instructor at Monroe County Technical Center, has earned West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Above and Beyond Award for March, which recognizes excellence and creativity of Mountain State teachers.
Kristi Sanders, a reading and math interventionist at North Jefferson Elementary in Kearneysville, Jefferson County, has earned West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Above and Beyond Award for February, which recognizes excellence and creativity of Mountain State teachers.