West Virginia Public Broadcasting made a video about the Appalachian String Music Festival which is held in Clifftop every year. For anyone wondering what Old Time music is, this video is the perfect introduction.
The video features many musicians from the Morgantown area. Let's see, there's Keith McManus (fiddle) providing commentary, and I saw cameos from Bob Shank (hammer dulcimer), Rachel Eddy Herner (fiddle) , Scott Phillips (banjo), Scott Radabaugh (fiddle), I.B. Browning (trumpet) and others.
Morgantown musicians (mainly from the Brew Pub Jam as well as the Percival Hall Pickers who play on Tuesday nights) are well represented in the world of Old Time string music. One of our unique features is that we usually have brass instruments from I. B. Browning as well as Robert Shank on trombone.
Please let me know if you know the names of others in the video so that their names can be recorded for posterity. Hey, with any luck our grandchildren will be studying this stuff in the year 2050, so maybe it will be important!
The next Clifftop experience will be on August 1-5, 2012. Be there or be square. Or if you can't wait, be sure and check out the Worley Gardner Winter Music Fest, which will be held in Morgantown the weekend of February 24 -25 at South Middle School in Morgantown. Join us!!!