Mountain Music Trail Vignette Premieres Conclude in Greenbrier County with Live Performance by Black King Coal

Greenbrier County: Craft Brews

Greenbrier County:  Carnegie Hall

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Lynn Cramer, Artistic Director, Carnegie Hall  

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Tim O’Brien with Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project performing at Carnegie Hall

Charleston, WV (October 22, 2015) – Mountain Music Trail premieres concluded this evening at Carnegie Hall in Greenbrier County. The event was a collaboration between Wild, Wonderful West Virginia and Mountain Stage–a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting–and the Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Black King Coal, a local group, performed at the event.

“Our final stop on the Mountain Music Trail premiere tour is in Greenbrier County, home to one of only four Carnegie Halls in the world – and a truly passionate arts community.” Commissioner of Tourism Amy Shuler Goodwin said. “The trail’s presence here extends beyond the musical realm–the craft beer and spirits industry has really taken root in Greenbrier County. The sense of tradition and pride in the community is just another one of the wonderful stories told in our Mountain Music Trail vignettes.”

“Whether played in the renovated skating rink of the American Heritage Music Hall or performed on the stage of our very own Carnegie Hall, Greenbrier County is full of music year round,” Kara Dense, Executive Director for Greenbrier County CVB, said. “We are happy that the Mountain Music Trail is bringing attention to our area’s blend of country, folk, rock and bluegrass.”

A performance at Carnegie Hall is just one of the many adventures waiting to be experienced along the Mountain Music Trail,” Vasilia Scouras, Associate Producer of Mountain Stage, said. “The programs offered here, and all over Greenbrier County, help pass down the many traditions found along the trail, as well as cultivating an authentic experience in an incredibly beautiful place.”

The Mountain Music Trail consists of venues throughout five counties in eastern West Virginia that came together to promote and present the traditional music, dance, and folkways of the Allegheny Mountain region. Several months ago, the West Virginia Public Broadcasting production team took to the road to capture the essence of the trail, which runs through Tucker, Randolph, Pocahontas, Greenbrier and Monroe counties.

This was the fifth and final scheduled premiere event in the series, which ran through the month of October. All Mountain Music Trail premiere events were free and open to the public. Each featured local food and a Mountain Music Trail Sampler featuring local musicians and bands.

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This post was last updated on November 11, 2015