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Allegheny Mountain Radio Spring live Bluegrass and Old-Time Sunday

April 26, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The Allegheny Mountain Radio Spring live Bluegrass and Old-Time Sunday will be at the WVMR studio at Frost, WV on Sunday afternoon, April 26. The theme will be “A Salute to Local Legends”.

1 PM
Elk river Ramblers
3 PM – Richard Hefner and Friends
4 PM – Viney Mountain Bluegrass Boys
5 PMSugar Run


Live Music Sunday Kicks Off AMR Spring Fundraising Week

There will be live Bluegrass and Old Time music at the WVMR studios Sunday afternoon, April 26, as Allegheny Mountain Radio kicks off its Spring Fundraiser Week. This live music tradition started back in 1982, 33 years ago. Richard Hefner was part of that first celebration, and he will appear with his bluegrass friends this year as well. Mike and Mary Sue Burns have been part of the event for almost thirty years, and they’ll be playing with their band mates in Juanita Fireball and the Continental Drifters. Other groups include the “next generation” bluegrass band, the Viney Mountain Boys, and Old Time music with the Sugar Run Band. The eclectic trio Elk River Ramblers rounds out the show.  All groups are based in Pocahontas County, the heart of the Mountain Music Trail.
The schedule is: 1 PM, Elk River Ramblers; 2 PM, Juanita Fireball; 3 PM, Richard Hefner and friends; 4 PM, Viney Mountain Boys; 5 PM, Sugar Run Band. The public is invited to come out to the studio and enjoy the show in person.



elk river ramblersThe Elk River Ramblers are Terry Richardson on guitar, Galen Watts on bass and vocals, and Paul Marganian on fiddle, guitar, and vocals. With a foundation in old-time and Celtic music, The Elk River Ramblers also branch out into bluegrass, klezmer, and contemporary pop. They are the house band at the Elk River Inn at Slatyfork, WV, and can be heard there most Thursday Nights.


Juanita Fireball logo maskJuanita Fireball & the Continental Drifters debuted at the Pocahontas County Opera House in 2008, although they have been making music together in one form or another for twenty-five years. They play Appalachian string band tunes, many of which they learned years ago from old-timers in West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. They sing songs about animals, outlaws, fruit and love, with a few gospel numbers for balance. The high energy of their hard-driving music will have you dancing in the aisles.


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Richard and friends at the AMR studio

Richard Hefner remains as the lone original member of the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys. Hefner’s traditional bluegrass banjo playing and tenor vocals have contributed both continuity and much of the “high lonesome” sound for which the band has become so well-known.


SSugar Run Bandugar Run began as the husband and wife team of Mike (banjo, guitar and vocals) and Bonnie Johnson (bass fiddle and vocals), and has grown to include Geoff White on fiddle and vocals, Rachel Johnson on Fiddle, and Stanley Asbury on the rhythm and flat-pickin’ style guitar and vocals.Our musical repertoire consists primarily of traditional music of the Southern Appalachian and Piedmont regions in the style of older (and some contemporary) Bluegrass, Old-Time, old “Country” music, a few Cajun tunes (in French, by Geoff) and some ancient ballads and tunes with roots back to the Scottish, Irish, and English lands. Our music includes songs of: love-gone-bad; train wrecks; bad-men and hangings; murders; ghosts and hauntings; moonshine whiskey; and death and Redemption. (Many, if not all those themes may occur in the same song!). We also include songs of humor as well as peppy fiddle tunes suitable for flat-footin’, square dancing, or just standing around and tapping your feet.


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9836 Browns Creek Road
Dunmore, WV 24934 United States
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