Amazing Moments on the Mountain Music Trail, Episode One:
The Avett Brothers at Mountain Music Trail venue the Pocahontas County Opera House ( pocahontasoperahouse.org ).
A few years back, just before they broke big, the Avetts tore it up at this century old small town 200 seat performance venue blessed with near perfect acoustics. Many local folks hadn't yet heard of them, but a lively group of about 20 get-up-and-boogie-to-every-tune fans came to town for the show. Tickets were $5.
The Avetts really tore it up, electrifying the crowd. Seth Avett broke at least five guitar strings with his furious rhythm picking. But the highlight of the night came when bass player Boere's aib Crawford pounded his instrument so hard that the bridge flew off with a giant snap! Local picker Norris Long dashed home to get his bass to lend Bob so the show could go on.
It was truly another Amazing Moment on the Mountain Music Trail. If you have one you'd like t share, please let us know about it!
Here's an animated version of another spontaneous performance by the Avetts - in a much larger venue... ... See MoreSee Less
The Bing Brothers and Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys headline the 9th Annual Nettlefest and 20th Anniversary Party - Saturday 7/30 at High Rocks Camp Ground - just two miles off US 219 at Mill Point WV on Rt 39 in Pocahontas County. Event benefits a non-profit program for teenage girls.
The High Rocks program started in 1996 - this is its 20th birthday celebration. For more info about High Rocks, go to highrocks.org
Tickets are $10 for adults, $15 at the door, and free admission for youth 17 and under.
There will also be a jewelry and High Rocks merchandise sale and activities for the kids. Food will be available for purchase throughout the day.