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The Purple Fiddle

21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States
304-463-4040

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July 2013

Purple Fiddle presents Yarn

July 13, 2013
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

8:30 p.m. performance $15 ppThe Purple Fiddle Cafe, Brews and Stage is a family-friendly and non-smoking music venue and deli-style restaurant. We are located in the old DePollo General Store in historic Thomas, WV, in the beautiful Allegheny mountains. Every week, and always on Fridays and Saturdays, the Purple Fiddle presents professional, touring acts.

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Sweetback Sisters @ Purple Fiddle

July 14, 2013
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

@ 8:30 p.m. $12 ppThe Purple Fiddle Cafe, Brews and Stage is a family-friendly and non-smoking music venue and deli-style restaurant. We are located in the old DePollo General Store in historic Thomas, WV, in the beautiful Allegheny mountains. Every week, and always on Fridays and Saturdays, the Purple Fiddle presents professional, touring acts.

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Dupont Brothers @ Purple Fiddle

July 15, 2013
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

@ 8:30 p.m. $8ppThe Purple Fiddle Cafe, Brews and Stage is a family-friendly and non-smoking music venue and deli-style restaurant. We are located in the old DePollo General Store in historic Thomas, WV, in the beautiful Allegheny mountains. Every week, and always on Fridays and Saturdays, the Purple Fiddle presents professional, touring acts.

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Yankee Dixie @ Purple Fiddle

July 18, 2013
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

@ 8:30 p.m. The Purple Fiddle Cafe, Brews and Stage is a family-friendly and non-smoking music venue and deli-style restaurant. We are located in the old DePollo General Store in historic Thomas, WV, in the beautiful Allegheny mountains. Every week, and always on Fridays and Saturdays, the Purple Fiddle presents professional, touring acts.

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Levee Drivers @ Purple Fiddle

July 23, 2013
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

@ 8:30 p.m. $7 ppThe Purple Fiddle Cafe, Brews and Stage is a family-friendly and non-smoking music venue and deli-style restaurant. We are located in the old DePollo General Store in historic Thomas, WV, in the beautiful Allegheny mountains. Every week, and always on Fridays and Saturdays, the Purple Fiddle presents professional, touring acts.

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Wild Rumpus @ Purple Fiddle

July 26, 2013
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

8:30 p.m. $8 pp

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Alex Smith and The River Brothers @ Purple Fiddle

July 31, 2013
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

@ 8:30 p.m. $7 ppThe Purple Fiddle Cafe, Brews and Stage is a family-friendly and non-smoking music venue and deli-style restaurant. We are located in the old DePollo General Store in historic Thomas, WV, in the beautiful Allegheny mountains. Every week, and always on Fridays and Saturdays, the Purple Fiddle presents professional, touring acts.

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August 2013

Woody Pines @ Purple Fiddle

August 2, 2013
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

8:30 p.m. $8 pp

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Hot Day at the Zoo

August 10, 2013 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

$10 pp

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Hickory Wind String Band

August 16, 2013
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

A reunion of the popular band from the 70's!8:30 p.m. $10 pp

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Drymill Road @ Purple Fiddle

August 22, 2013 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

$10 pp Drymill Road is an americana bluegrass band playing high energy and heartfelt original material along with their own tasty versions of classics from Led Zeppelin, Dylan, The Beatles, and more! Since it's inception in late 2009, the band has played over 400 shows and has created a unique and tightly woven sound that thrills its growing audience from the first note to the last!

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September 2013

Hillbilly Gypsies @ the Purple Fiddle

September 6, 2013 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

The Hillbilly Gypsies are a West Virginia native string band who specialize in playing their own homegrown style of Appalachian old time music, mixed with a hard drivin' bluegrass sound. In addition to their original material, The Hillbilly Gypsies play an eclectic mix of traditional and quite often, not-so-traditional bluegrass standards and catchy old fiddle tunes. $12 pp 8:30 p.m.

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October 2013

The Purple Fiddle presents Mama Corn

October 26, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

ut of the heart of the Allegheny Mountains, grows one of the Keystone state

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The Purple Fiddle presents Hillbilly Gypsies

October 27, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

The Hillbilly Gypsies are a West Virginia native string band who specialize in playing their own homegrown style of Appalachian old time music, mixed with a hard drivin' bluegrass sound. In addition to their original material, The Hillbilly Gypsies play an eclectic mix of traditional and quite often, not-so-traditional bluegrass standards and catchy old fiddle tunes. The Hillbilly Gypsies are best appreciated jamming at a live show. They perform in the old fashioned style, around a single vintage style large…

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December 2013

The Purple Fiddle presents Woody Pines @ 8 p.m.

December 26, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

$10 ppNo stranger to fans of the new folk music coming from all corners of the USA. Alongside artists like Old Crow Medicine Show and Pokey LaFarge, Woody continues to forage thru the secret world of old 78

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January 2014

Purple Fiddle Cafe presents Grand Ole’ Ditch @ 8 p.m.

January 1, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

$8 ppGrand Ole' Ditch is a contemporary bluegrass band born in the mountains of Western Maryland. With a style steeped in Appalachian musical tradition, the band aims to reimagine contemporary music with bluegrass stylizations. The band derived its name from an important piece of Western Maryland history: the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. The Canal, nicknamed the Grand Old Ditch, carried coal from the Allegheny Mountains to the East Coast during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Bluegrass told the…

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Purple Fiddle Cafe presents FREE concert w/ Alex Clubreth and Alison Self

January 4, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Free Afternoon Show

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Purple Fiddle presents Hillbilly Gypsies @8:30p

January 10, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

$12 ppThe band is best known for their high-energy live performances and have become a crowd favorite at major festivals, fairs and concert venues all across the mid-Atlantic region and abroad. They perform in the old fashioned style, playing around a single vintage ribbon microphone. This "Old Timey" approach adds an authentic high-energy barn party atmosphere to their show. Watching the whole band work around the mic is like taking a trip back in time. It'll sure make you want…

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Purple Fiddle presents FREE concert by Jason Ring @ 1 p.m.

January 25, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

The quick-fingered Jason Ring is known as a man who can jam hard on anything with strings. Known around the state as a one-man, country-bluegrass-blues band, Jason Ring improvises fiery, intricate loops on the guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro, and bass. Ring grew up in Galax, Virginia, a town that echoes with tunes from the world famous Galax Fiddler

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February 2014

Hillbilly Gypsies @ Purple Fiddle Cafe

February 14, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

$12 pp

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Purple Fiddle presents Baskery @ 8:30p

February 15, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

$12 pp

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New Country REhab @ Purple Fiddle Cafe

February 28, 2014 @ 8:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

$10 ppNew Country Rehab cuts through the clutter of watered-down musical imitations with a modern, high-voltage, alt-country sound. Combining sharp innovation and a deep respect and knowledge of timeless musical themes and motifs, New Country Rehab

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March 2014

Black Lillies @ Purple Fiddle Cafe

March 4, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

$17 in advance/$20 at the door

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Molasses Creek @ Purple Fiddle

March 7, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

$12 pp

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Purple Fiddle presents Driftwood @ 8:30 p

March 8, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

$12 ppThe energy of rock n

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The Purple Fiddle presents Lovers League Band FREE Show

March 13, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Reverend TJ McGlinchey and Dani Mari have joined forces to create the band Lovers League. The project is a combination of their solo songs performed as duets. Christopher Davis-Shannon & Dean Gorfti complete the sound of the band with their folk-pop rhythms. Reverend TJ McGlinchey

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Purple Fiddle presents The Womack Family Band

March 14, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

$8 ppWhile it

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Purple Fiddle presents Hey Mavis

March 21, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

$10 ppf you are unfamiliar with the music of Hey Mavis, it is time you entered their world of

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The Purple Fiddle presents Yarn

March 28, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Since their start in 2007, Yarn

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April 2014

Purple Fiddle presents The Steel Wheels

April 4, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

The Steel Wheels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and lifestyle, generating a truly magnetic revival.$20

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The Purple Fiddle presents Raggedy Edge FREE SHOW

April 5, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Stylistically, Raggedy Edge's music flows from genre to genre. One minute it's pop, the next it's blues, then it's rock or country or swing-and then back again. The tradition of music known as Americana encompasses most of their styles. FREE afternoon show! Tips appreciated

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The Purple Fiddle presents Matuto

April 5, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Matuto: Appalachia gone Afro-Brazilian. "The joyous, ebullient music of Matuto merges the forro folkloric music of Brazil with the sounds of all-American bluegrass." - the Chicago Times8:30pm $10 cover (kids 12 & under free!)

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Purple Fiddle presents Honey Spine

April 12, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

$10 pp

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The Purple Fiddle presents Poor Old Shine

April 18, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

"Pool Old Shine revitalizes, rather than just revives, the stomping, galloping country swing of an old-time string band."$10 cover

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May 2014

The Purple Fiddle presents Drymill Road

May 8, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Drymill Road is a bluegrass / newgrass band playing high-energy and heartfelt original material along with their own tasty versions of classics. $10

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Purple Fiddle presents Doc Marshalls

May 9, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

$10 pp

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Purple Fiddle presents Hackensaw Boys

May 10, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

The Hackensaw Boys are a string band based in Charlottesville, Virginia, first formed in 1999. The band has drawn on many musical influences and are "known best for rowdy, energetic live shows." Deer Run Drifters to open. $20

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The Purple Fiddle presents Dog & Gun and Maryleigh Roohan

May 16, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Dog & Gun are excited to share the stage with award-winning singer-songwriter MaryLeigh Roohan, fresh off the release of her highly anticipated sophomore album "Skin and Bone." We'll be swapping sets with MaryLeigh throughout the night, so don't miss this one! $8 at the door

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The Purple Fiddle presents Unseen Strangers

May 21, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

The Unseen Strangers have ambitiously cultivated a musical identity shaped by good old-fashioned bluegrass, the limitless barrage of contemporary musical influences, and a relentlessly curious sense of humour. The Strangers draw from the beeps and buzzes of the modern world to create an imaginative, energetic brand of acoustic music that is unmistakably their own. Based out of Toronto, ON, the band has toured Canada, performed showcases at NXNE and OCFF to name a few, and is a favorite at festivals…

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The Purple Fiddle presents The Barefoot Movement

May 22, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Johnson City's The Barefoot Movement have been making waves in the folk world since the release of their 2011 debut album Footwork. 2013 brings the release of a new album, cross country touring, and all manners of shoeless excitement. Their new effort, "Figures of the Year", comes on the heels of their west coast tour, opening for Anti Records artists The Milk Carton Kids from Denver to San Francisco to Vancouver. The record itself is a journey through a year,…

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The Purple Fiddle presents The Barefoot Movement

May 22, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Johnson City's The Barefoot Movement have been making waves in the folk world since the release of their 2011 debut album Footwork. 2013 brings the release of a new album, cross country touring, and all manners of shoeless excitement. Their new effort, "Figures of the Year", comes on the heels of their west coast tour, opening for Anti Records artists The Milk Carton Kids from Denver to San Francisco to Vancouver. The record itself is a journey through a year,…

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The Purple Fiddle presents Jason Ring FREE afternoon show

May 24, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

"The quick-fingered Jason Ring is known as a man who can jam hard on anything with strings. Known around the state as a one-man, country-bluegrass-blues band, Jason Ring improvises fiery, intricate loops on the guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro, and bass. Ring grew up in Galax, Virginia, a town that echoes with tunes from the world famous Galax Fiddler

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The Purple Fiddle presents Jason Ring FREE afternoon show

May 25, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

"The quick-fingered Jason Ring is known as a man who can jam hard on anything with strings. Known around the state as a one-man, country-bluegrass-blues band, Jason Ring improvises fiery, intricate loops on the guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro, and bass. Ring grew up in Galax, Virginia, a town that echoes with tunes from the world famous Galax Fiddler

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The Purple Fiddle presents Jason Ring FREE afternoon show

May 26, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

"The quick-fingered Jason Ring is known as a man who can jam hard on anything with strings. Known around the state as a one-man, country-bluegrass-blues band, Jason Ring improvises fiery, intricate loops on the guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro, and bass. Ring grew up in Galax, Virginia, a town that echoes with tunes from the world famous Galax Fiddler

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The Purple Fiddle presents Claire Byrne of Driftwood & Brian Vollmer

May 28, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

The superb violinist and vocalist from one of our most popular bands, Driftwood, joins lifetime bluegrass and old-time musician Brian Vollmer. $7 cover.

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The Purple Fiddle presents The Hillbilly Gypsies

May 29, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

West Virginia's hardest-drivin' bluegrass and Appalachian old-time party band! "High-energy fun... a real West Virginia experience." $12 cover.

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The Purple Fiddle presents The Hillbilly Gypsies

May 30, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

West Virginia's hardest-drivin' bluegrass and Appalachian old-time party band! "High-energy fun... a real West Virginia experience." $12 cover.

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The Purple Fiddle presents Vandalia FREE afternoon show

May 31, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

We are Vandalia, the newest folk rock/bluegrass band hailing from Morgantown, West Virginia. The name Vandalia conspired from West Virginia's past. When West Virginia became a state in 1863, there were many names for the new state under consideration. One of them was Vandalia, our personal favorite. Sam Angotti- Bass Nathan Colombo- Banjo/Guitar/Vocals Charles Godwin- Guitar/Vocals Visit our Twitter page, @VandaliaBand, and find Vandalia Music on Facebook or email vandaliamusic@gmail.com .

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June 2014

The Purple Fiddle presents Vandalia FREE afternoon show

June 1, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

We are Vandalia, the newest folk rock/bluegrass band hailing from Morgantown, West Virginia. The name Vandalia conspired from West Virginia's past. When West Virginia became a state in 1863, there were many names for the new state under consideration. One of them was Vandalia, our personal favorite. Sam Angotti- Bass Nathan Colombo- Banjo/Guitar/Vocals Charles Godwin- Guitar/Vocals Visit our Twitter page, @VandaliaBand, and find Vandalia Music on Facebook or email vandaliamusic@gmail.com .

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The Purple Fiddle presents Rollfast Ramblers FREE show

June 3, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Rollfast Ramblers dial it back to a time when people came out to dance to music. Describing their music as Western Swing isn't descriptive enough for the Ramblers. They get back to the roots of Western Swing, pre-1940's.The whole idea is to take the same approach those as those country folks in the early 20th century trying to play Jazz, Blues, Conjunto, Swing mixed with Appalachian Folk and Pioneer Fiddle Tunes. Our goal is to toss a similar energy with…

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The Purple Fiddle presents Tumbling Bones

June 4, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Tumbling Bones is a group of young men inspired by old music. Drawing on bluegrass and pre-WWII folk, these songsters play a mix of original compositions and traditional material infused with the infectious energy of the rock

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The Purple Fiddle presents Nikki Talley FREE afternoon show

June 7, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Nikki Talley is a hardworking, energetic, mountain girl with a big voice. She is one half of a FULL TIME touring husband & wife DUO based out of Asheville, NC contributing acoustic guitar, clawhammer banjo & of course her trademark stunning vocals. Since January 2012 she & husband Jason Sharp, who accompanies her on finger style & flat picking guitar as well as bass, have played 200+ shows in over 20 states touring out of their Chevy van, Blue Bell,…

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The Purple Fiddle presents the Mulligan Brothers

June 7, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

The Mulligan Brothers, an emerging band from Mobile, Alabama, proves that good stories and lyrics still matter in music and well-written songs don

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The Purple Fiddle presents Sarah Morgan FREE afternoon show

June 8, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

The music of Sarah Morgan embodies her respect and joy of folk music and her creative approach to arranging. Backing traditional Appalachian melodies and haunting old time tunes with fresh harmonies and a progressive drive, she lends a new feel to seemingly "old" tunes, while accompanying pure and heartfelt vocals with the unpretentious sound of the Appalachian dulcimer. Folk, Americana, and Old-Time roots are brought to the forefront at live shows, where only Sarah and her dulcimer can be found…

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The Purple Fiddle presents Nikki Talley FREE afternoon show

June 8, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Nikki Talley is a hardworking, energetic, mountain girl with a big voice. She is one half of a FULL TIME touring husband & wife DUO based out of Asheville, NC contributing acoustic guitar, clawhammer banjo & of course her trademark stunning vocals. Since January 2012 she & husband Jason Sharp, who accompanies her on finger style & flat picking guitar as well as bass, have played 200+ shows in over 20 states touring out of their Chevy van, Blue Bell,…

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Open Mic @ the Purple Fiddle

June 10, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Open mic! No cover

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The Purple Fiddle presents Chamomile and Whiskey

June 12, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

With each of the members coming from different musical backgrounds, the songs meld into a new sound... with shades of rock, americana, irish, gypsy, and old-time sounds... all played with a punk rock ferocity. With infectious and ever-changing live performance, the band has devoleped a reputation for engaging shows full of rowdy dancing and incredible collaborations. $10

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The Purple Fiddle presents Johnny Staats & the Delivery Boys

June 14, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT JOHNNY STAATS:"Amazing" - Amazon.com "Bewitching" - New York Times "Dazzling" - USA Today "Astonishing" - New York Post Johnny has appeared on: THE GRAND OLE OPRY (5 times), NBC's TODAY SHOW, CNN, CBS EVENING NEWS (with Dan Rather) He has been featured in: PEOPLE MAGAZINE, COUNTRY MUSIC MAGAZINE Johnny Staats established dominance at his home turf in West Virginia winning Charleston's prestigious Vandalia Gathering Mandolin championships in 1996, 1997, and 1999. 1997 was particularly…

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the Purple Fiddle presents John R Miller

June 15, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

John R Miller has spent over 8 years traveling the country (and parts of the world) singing and playing for people. He began playing as a teenager in rock and roll bands before eventually turning his focus toward country, folk, and bluegrass. After a short-lived (and half-hearted) attempt at a college education, he dropped out and helped to form the Fox Hunt, a West Virginia stringband that garnered regional, national, and even international praise through years of hard-touring, working from…

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The Purple Fiddle presents Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield

June 17, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

"A heavy dose of Ramblin' Americana with believable folk delivery and splattered with old-timey charm, Roy Schneider's music is rooted in a way that ties him to the outlaw singers of the past...""Roy Schneider fits in the same bag with such classic singer-songwriters as Guy Clark, John Prine, Steve Goodman and Townes Van Zandt." $7 cover at the door

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The Purple Fiddle presents Paul Cataldo

June 18, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Paul Cataldo sings songs about things, where most people use things as pretexts for songs. There is some great playing, some beautiful singing, and some nuanced, sensitive, idiomatic performing, but that

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The Purple Fiddle presents Bob Shank

June 21, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

For more than three decades Bob Shank has been a benchmark for American banjo players. Not bluegrass or old-time, or classical or ragtime, but all that and more.FREE show!

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The Purple Fiddle presents Orion Freeman

June 22, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

"I saw Orion sing, one night on my radio show and I still haven't recovered. He has the music, the charm and a mystique about him, that touches my heart and soul

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The Purple Fiddle presents The Lonetones

June 22, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States
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The Purple Fiddle presents The Brummy Brothers

June 25, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

The Brummy Brothers blend traditional styles, modern influences, and improvisation. Their music is high energy, uplifting, and eclectic. Their use of varied tempos, textures, and vocal harmonies creates a sonic soundscape that is unique and appealing. $8

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The Purple Fiddle presents Chris Emerson & Ty Bennett

June 26, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

$7 pp

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The Purple Fiddle presents Laney Jones & the Lively Spirits

June 29, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

"There's a lot of wonderful old-time music at the heart of this show, delivered skillfully by the musical trio of Laney Jones (on ukulele and banjo), Bill Jickell (mandolin) and Chris Campbell (upright bass). Jones, in particular, shines as the "aw, shucks" troubadour who sets the scenes with understated charm."FREE show!

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July 2014

The Purple Fiddle presents JUNOsmile

July 1, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

JUNOsmile is the collaboration of veteran musicians Joseph and Jessy Martens who combined have over 40 years experience performing writing and recording originals and classics covering a wide range from rock and folk to country and bluegrass.$7 cover at the door

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The Purple Fiddle presents Harpeth Rising

July 2, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States
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The Purple Fiddle presents Kira Velella

July 5, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Singer+Songwriter of the Folkish Persuasion"Vulnerable and beautiful" - Post Grad Music Reviews "The answer to modern folk music" - TheMostIndietastic.com FREE show!

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The Purple Fiddle presents 3 Penny Acre

July 6, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

This extraordinary duo is the exciting combination of two remarkable talents; mandolinist Chris Emerson and guitarist/singer-songwriter Ty Bennett. Their unique sound is a combination of Bennett's refined yet witty compositions and Emerson's fluid and inventive mandolin approach. The product of this pairing is a completely fresh and original style of acoustic music that defies categorization. Ty Bennett is a true craftsman who's writing is at once clever, heartfelt, and intellectual. His songs are not merely complimented but exalted by Chris…

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The Purple Fiddle presents Bourbon Barrel Congress

July 7, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Bourbon Barrel Congress was born out of a decades old bluegrass jam at a burger and beer joint in a small Virginia town where the quartet met. Chris Davis (Bass/Vocals), Rene Devito (fiddle/mandolin), Ethan Hawkins (Guitar/Vocals), and John Spangler (Banjo/Vocals) conjure a sound that blurs the lines between bluegrass, old-time, folk and country music, that is familiar and fresh, old and at the same time new.$8 cover at the door

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Open Mic @ The Purple Fiddle

July 8, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Open Mic night! No cover!

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The Purple Fiddle presents Rogue Farmers

July 10, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

GYPSY AMERICANA & ALTERNATIVE BLUEGRASSThe backbone of "The Rogue Farmers" is inspired by traditional mountain music approached with a contemporary drive giving a simple and familiar "front porch" feel while at the same time crossing musical barriers. $7 cover at the door

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The Purple Fiddle presents Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line

July 11, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States
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The Purple Fiddle presents the Vickie Vaughn Band

July 13, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Bluegrass/Americana/CountryNashville, TN Vickie Vaughn started singing when she was knee-high to a grasshopper. At the age of 9, she was hired as a background vocalist at the Kentucky Opry in Draffenville, KY, where she grew to love Classic Country and Bluegrass. At sixteen she challenged herself to learn stand-up bass and after graduating high school she moved to Nashville, TN to study Commercial Voice at Belmont University. In 2010 she released her 4-song EP, which features acclaimed pickers and longtime…

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The Purple Fiddle presents Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends

July 17, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States
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The Purple Fiddle Presents Knockbox Stringband

July 18, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Knockbox is not your average string band. They purposefully seek to accentuate the dark corners that float on the edge of influence. As songstress Rebecca Wudarski croons: "I work in a damn, mud pile of a heart". And they do, but only to the benefit of the music. They flood your neural pathways with a sound so personal you'll find yourself saying, as one listener put it: "I really felt you guys". Lucy Chapin to open $15 cover at the…

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The Purple Fiddle Presents Bob Shank

July 19, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

For more than three decades Bob Shank has been a benchmark for American banjo players. Not bluegrass or old-time, or classical or ragtime, but all that and more. FREE show!

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The Purple Fiddle presents Mipso

July 19, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

This band of three UNC students assembled in the fall of 2010 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Mipso brings soul to folk, rock

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The Purple Fiddle Presents Bob Shank

July 20, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

For more than three decades Bob Shank has been a benchmark for American banjo players. Not bluegrass or old-time, or classical or ragtime, but all that and more. FREE show!

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The Purple Fiddle presents Rob Nance & the Lost Souls

July 21, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Growing up on a steady diet of musical influences in North Carolina that ranged from Doc Watson to Neil Young, Rob Nance now writes songs that echo the traditions of southern and contemporary folk music to create a unique brand of roots rock. His debut release, Lost Souls and Locked Doors, winds its way between heartfelt folk songs and rock numbers that make up a sound both familiar and new.$7 cover at the door

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The Purple Fiddle presents Runaway Dorothy

July 22, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Runaway Dorothy

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The Purple Fiddle presents Love Canon

July 25, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Sprouting from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville

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The Purple Fiddle presents Larry Gillis & his Hard Driving Swampgrass Band

July 27, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Larry Gillis and his Hard Driving Swampgrass Band performs and records traditional bluegrass music, including old favorites along with new material written by Larry himself with the "swamp" style that has caught on worldwide. 2014 marks 34 years Larry has been playing hard core traditional music with hopes that bluegrass will continue in generations to come.

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The Purple Fiddle presents Passerine

July 28, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Passerine

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The Purple Fiddle presents Still Hand String Band

July 31, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Still Hand String Band is a four-piece progressive jamgrass machine, instilling their hand into the future of bluegrass music. Hailing from the coal region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Still Hand plays a wide variety of original and cover material leaving no genre of music untouched. Their heap of originals, although bluegrass at heart, are influenced by rock, jazz, country, psychedelia, reggae, classical compositions, and other traditional and untraditional styles. Lyrical content ranges from songs about the open road, riding the American…

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August 2014

The Purple Fiddle presents the Goldmine Pickers

August 3, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Goldmine Pickers have been brewing a fresh blend of acoustic music for audiences in the U.S. and Europe since 2003. Reviewers and concert-goers alike have reached for culinary terms to describe the music of the Midwest three-piece, including, "fresh", "tasty", "choice ingredients", "savory", and "a pleasing, hearty stew." Described as having a "timeless approach yet a style that is uniquely their own," the band effortlessly serves up a rich, fun blend of Americana, bluegrass, folk, old-time and Irish music--with dashes…

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The Purple Fiddle presents Chelsea McBee & the Random Assortment

August 6, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Chelsea McBee has been filling the valleys and mountains of West Virginia with down home, soul stirring tunes for years. Along with her Random Assortment, the group has gained noticeable popularity with their creative interpretation of traditional music paired with the unique sounds of claw-hammer style banjo. Their music has been described anywhere from folk, americana to newgrass/jazzgrass. "Chelsea McBee's style of voice plays wonderfully into her roots-sounding mantra, all while maintaining her loyalty to a clear country music-bred background.…

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The Purple Fiddle presents Bob Keel

August 9, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

In a word, Bob Keel is real. He writes from the heart. He writes what he sees. It is untainted and sometimes not pretty. He's writes of love like it was just discovered yesterday and his songs have a way of penetrating down to your very soul. They are soothing sometimes and at other times cutting. His sound is like if Bob Dylan, Jack Johnson, Bob Marley, and The Avett Brothers were fused together in a freak nuclear accident and…

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The Purple Fiddle presents the Seth Walker Band

August 9, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Steeped in a rich musical heritage, Seth Walker boasts an expressive, soul-burnished voice, agile guitar artistry and impeccable southern songwriting, all of which have garnered him a reputation as one of the most acclaimed modern roots artists in the country over the last decade.$12 advance/$15 at the door

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The Purple Fiddle presents Bob Keel

August 10, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

In a word, Bob Keel is real. He writes from the heart. He writes what he sees. It is untainted and sometimes not pretty. He's writes of love like it was just discovered yesterday and his songs have a way of penetrating down to your very soul. They are soothing sometimes and at other times cutting. His sound is like if Bob Dylan, Jack Johnson, Bob Marley, and The Avett Brothers were fused together in a freak nuclear accident and…

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The Purple Fiddle presents Tara Mills Band

August 11, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Tara Mills is a singer and songwriter in Charlottesville, Virginia. Inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the rich musical traditions tied to them, Tara Mills describes her music as, "original blue ridge mountain folk."$10 at the door

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The Purple Fiddle presents the Jack Grace Band

August 13, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States
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The Purple Fiddle presents Dan Bankhurst

August 16, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Dan Bankhurst fingerstyle guitarist is a very gifted guitarist and has a true musical mind and heart.FREE afternoon show

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The Purple Fiddle presents Annalise Emerick

August 16, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

"Annalise Emerick blends folk music with pop sensibilities as she crafts melodies as pretty as her name."FREE afternoon show

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The Purple Fiddle presents Wild Ponies

August 16, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

"Makes you want to fall off the wagon, take up smoking again, let your girlfriend

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The Purple Fiddle presents Dan Bankhurst

August 17, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

Dan Bankhurst fingerstyle guitarist is a very gifted guitarist and has a true musical mind and heart.FREE afternoon show

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The Purple Fiddle presents Hillary Reynolds Band

August 18, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

The Hillary Reynolds Band invites listeners into a transcendent folk experience. The quintet charms with campfire congeniality, classic songs, and an astounding soulful and technical grasp of Americana. After four years, the band has risen from coffeehouse darlings to sharing stages with Norah Jones and performing at festivals in front of thousands.$8 at the door

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The Purple Fiddle presents Mean Mary

August 20, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Purple Fiddle, 21 East Ave
Thomas, WV 26292 United States

http://meanmary.com/$7 at the door

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