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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 »»

Matheny and Music

July 29, 2008 Rick Matheny is the guitarist patriarch of The Mathenys — both on stage and in real life. more »»

Micah Redding Has Some Brotherly Help

July 29, 2008 Micah Redding — part of West Virginia’s Redding Brothers — has been touring the U.S. and Middle East. more »»

There is only one Charlie Daniels

July 29, 2008 One of Southern rock’s definers is Charlie Daniels. He’s been going strong for 50 years and still performs 80-100 dates a year. more »»

W.Va. + Celtic Punk

July 15, 2008 The story of how Morgantown’s The Gentlemen formed in 2007 is a perfect example of the punk “do it yourself” ethic. more »»

Dan Cunningham Mixes Stories With Songs

July 15, 2008 Folk singer, musician, and storyteller Dan Cunningham hails from Morgantown, but plays all over West Virginia. His discography goes back to the 1970s. more »»

Crooked Elm Creeping to Morgantown Scene

July 15, 2008 When people think of West Virginia music, often they usually think of country and bluegrass. Little do they know there is a thriving punk rock scene happening in their own backyard. more »»

Nine Years of Genuine Junk, In Band Form

July 15, 2008 Ashland’s Genuine Junk Band is a funky, but true to their soul blend of rock, jazz, blues and Americana roots musi. more »»

Shadows of Sin Are Getting the Metal Out

June 30, 2008 Shadows Of Sin was conceived in 2006 by DamienVonDusk, then known as Count VinterFaust, as an old-school raw black metal project called Frost Throne. more »»



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