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Richard Hefner and Joanna Kinderman @ Pretty Penny Cafe

Richard Hefner and Joanna Kinderman @ Pretty Penny Cafe

Gather at the Pretty Penny Cafe for the best bluegrass music in the area, featuring Richard Hefner of the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys. call for details  304-653-COIN  

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Mudhole Control, Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys and The Bing Brothers and Jake Krack at the RoadKill Cookoff

Mudhole Control, Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys and The Bing Brothers and Jake Krack at the RoadKill Cookoff

Mudhole Control, Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys and The Bing Brothers and Jake Krack at the RoadKill Cookoff Saturday, September 30th 10 am to 4 pm, FREE 10am-12pm: Mudhole Control https://youtu.be/LDOf4pHSN0Y?list=PLNM3tqJaCZ3EW7fF_MovaLlMbSWZLp6U_ 12pm-2pm: Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KezRaDO7irg 2pm-4pm:  The Bing Brothers and Jake Krack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaNsAly4jgo

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Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at the Pocahontas County Opera House

Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at the Pocahontas County Opera House

Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at the Pocahontas County Opera House, Saturday, September 2, 7:30-9:00pm To loyal Opera House concertgoers and anyone who knows bluegrass music in West Virginia, the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys need no introduction. The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys are among West Virginia’s longest-running bluegrass bands. The group first organized in 1968 around […]

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10th Annual Nettlefest at High Rocks

10th Annual Nettlefest at High Rocks

10th Annual Nettlefest at High Rocks, Saturday, July 29th 11am to 4pm Tickets are $10 for adults, $15 at the door, and free admission for youth 17 and under. This year’s line-up includes the BLACK MOUNTAIN BLUEGRASS BOYS and THE BING BROTHERS with a special performance from High Rocks youth participants! There will also be […]

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Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at the Dandelion Festival in White Sulpher Springs

Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at the Dandelion Festival in White Sulpher Springs

Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at the Dandelion Festival in White Sulpher Springs, Saturday, May 27 1-3 pm

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Autumn Harvest Festival & WV RoadKill Cook-Off

Autumn Harvest Festival & WV RoadKill Cook-Off

  Friday night September 23 2016 Square Dance at the Opera House 7-9pm Band:  Mud Hole Control Charlie Loudermilk started playing banjo in the late 1940s and Junior Spencer started playing the fiddle about the same time.  By the 1950s they had started playing square dances together.  They played music together regularly until Charlie’s passing […]

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Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at the Pocahontas Opera House

Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at the Pocahontas Opera House

The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys Saturday, August 27 7:30 p.m., $10 To loyal Opera House concertgoers and anyone who knows bluegrass music in West Virginia, the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys need no introduction. The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys are among West Virginia’s longest-running bluegrass bands. The group first organized in 1968 around the foursome of […]

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Black Mountain Blue Grass Boys at the WV State Fair

Black Mountain Blue Grass Boys at the WV State Fair

Black Mountain Blue Grass Boys preform on the Sprint Center Stage Wednesday August 17th at the WV State Fair  

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Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys @ Pioneer Days

Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys @ Pioneer Days

The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys will perform at the 50th Annual Pioneer Days held in Marlinton, WV. Pioneer Days features pioneer themed events, parades, car show, arts & crafts, horseshoe pitch, museum tours, quilt show, flea market and much more. The BMBB will perform Saturday night 8 p – 11 p at the City National […]

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Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys @ Little Levels Heritage Fair

Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys @ Little Levels Heritage Fair

Performing at the Little Levels Heritage Fair! Saturday June 25th  12 noon – 1 p.m. 2 p.m.  Grand parade will feature Mountain Music Trail musicians!  

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Little Levels Heritage Fair

Little Levels Heritage Fair

Held at the historic Pearl S. Buck Birthplace in Hillsboro WV, the Little Levels Heritage Fair features local musicians including Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys, Hefner Family and others to capture the flavor of the region’s rich traditional music heritage.  country style food, arts & crafts, demonstrations, tours and more.  http://littlelevelsheritagefair.com/

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Mountain Music Trail Evening of music and video premieres @ Ames Clair Hall

Mountain Music Trail Evening of music and video premieres @ Ames Clair Hall

Join the Mountain Music Trail in Union, WV for a special night of music by the premier bluegrass band The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys – the longest running bluegrass band in West Virginia.  The evening will include the premieres of stories captured on video along the trail by West Virginia Public Broadcasting. These special videos […]

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High Rocks Nettlefest with the Black Mtn. Bluegrass Boys

High Rocks Nettlefest with the Black Mtn. Bluegrass Boys

Support High Rocks Academy at their annual Nettlefest jamboree in Pocahontas County that celebrates a plant that is both loved and loathed. With live music, dancing, food, nettle tastings, and more, the event is a must-attend summer tradition. All proceeds will directly support High Rocks for Girls, a nonprofit organization that provides an empowering community […]

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Lewisburg Music Festival

Lewisburg Music Festival

The Second Annual Lewisburg Music Festival – Saturday, July 25 from 2:00pm – 10:00pm FEATURING: STEEP CANYON RANGERS DAVID WAX MUSEUM YARN SARAH LEE GUTHRIE & JOHNNY IRION QIET THE BLACK MOUNTAIN BLUEGRASS BOYS ACADEMY PARK (Lawns of Carnegie Hall, New River Community & Technical College, & the North House Museum) Church Street Lewisburg, WV  24901 […]

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Pioneer Days with the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys

Pioneer Days with the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys

Marlinton is the setting for the Annual Pioneer Days celebration of the pioneer settlers of the region which features a parade, horse and buggy rides, old-time music, street dances, arts and crafts and a pioneer village. Music, games, and demonstrations highlight the event that many come “back home” to celebrate. Look at all the fun there’ll […]

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Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at the Rockin’ Horse

Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at the Rockin’ Horse

Join Richard Hefner and the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys for a Fourth of July Celebration at the Rockin’ Horse in White Sulphur Springs! The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys are among West Virginia’s longest-running bluegrass bands. The group first organized in 1968 around the foursome of Richard Hefner (banjo/tenor vocal), his brother Bill Hefner (guitar/mandolin/baritone vocal), […]

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Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys & Harmony Creek Junction at the Alderson 4th of July Celebration

Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys & Harmony Creek Junction at the Alderson 4th of July Celebration

6:00 to 11:00 p.m. – Harmony Creek Junction and Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys- Alderson Memorial Football Field – Free admission, but donations accepted. Rain or Shine The Fourth of July was first celebrated in Alderson 1874, a little more than a year after Alderson was established. This first celebration was aptly covered in an article […]

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Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at the Renick Freedom Fest

Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at the Renick Freedom Fest

Renick Freedom Celebration will be held June 27, 2015 at The Renick Park. FREE family event with activities for children and adults. There will be games, inflatables, food, crafts, live music, horseshoe tournament, parade and baking contest. The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys are among West Virginia’s longest-running bluegrass bands. The group first organized in 1968 […]

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Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at the Rockin’ Horse

Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at the Rockin’ Horse

The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys are among West Virginia’s longest-running bluegrass bands. The group first organized in 1968 around the foursome of Richard Hefner (banjo/tenor vocal), his brother Bill Hefner (guitar/mandolin/baritone vocal), their late uncle Glenn “Dude” Irvine (mandolin) and the late Harley Carpenter (guitar/lead vocal). They took their name from Black Mountain in their […]

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Derby Day party with the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys

Derby Day party with the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys

At the State Fair Grounds in the Underwood Youth Center, Fairlea, West Virginia Please join us for complimentary dinner and hors d’oeuvres Kentucky Derby will be viewed on several large screen TVs Live Music provided by: Richard Hefner and the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys. Silent auction and the Most Spectacular Hat Contest Greenbrier Valley’s “Run […]

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Allegheny Mountain Radio Spring live Bluegrass and Old-Time Sunday

Allegheny Mountain Radio Spring live Bluegrass and Old-Time Sunday

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”. Schedule: 1 PM – Elk river Ramblers 2 PM – Juanita Fireball and the Continental Drifters 3 PM – Richard Hefner and […]

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Pretty Penny Ramp Dinner with the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys

Pretty Penny Ramp Dinner with the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys

Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys Dinner starts at 2pm Music starts at 4pm Music ends at 7pm Dinner ends at 8pm $12 = Traditional Ramp dinner (beans, fried taters’n’ramps, cornbread and ham OR ramp burger with ramp chips). Includes sweet tea and cobbler and ice cream dessert! $3 for the band Total investment>>>>>>$15 The Black Mountain […]

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Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at the Sweet Shoppe

Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at the Sweet Shoppe

Come celebrate bass player Mike Smith’s 62nd birthday with West Virginia’s finest bluegrass band at the Sweet Shoppe in downtown Lewisburg this Friday evening! The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys are among West Virginia’s longest-running bluegrass bands. The group first organized in 1968 around the foursome of Richard Hefner (banjo/tenor vocal), his brother Bill Hefner (guitar/mandolin/baritone […]

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Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at the Sweet Shoppe

Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at the Sweet Shoppe

Join Richard Hefner and the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys for their monthly gig at the Sweet Shoppe in downtown Lewisburg. The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys are among West Virginia’s longest-running bluegrass bands. The group first organized in 1968 around the foursome of Richard Hefner (banjo/tenor vocal), his brother Bill Hefner (guitar/mandolin/baritone vocal), their late uncle […]

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Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at the Sweet Shoppe

Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at the Sweet Shoppe

Join Richard Hefner and the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys for their monthly gig at the Sweet Shoppe in downtown Lewisburg. The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys are among West Virginia’s longest-running bluegrass bands. The group first organized in 1968 around the foursome of Richard Hefner (banjo/tenor vocal), his brother Bill Hefner (guitar/mandolin/baritone vocal), their late uncle […]

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Allegheny Mountain Radio presents the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys

Allegheny Mountain Radio presents the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys

As part of Allegheny Mountain Radio’s Fall Fundraiser, Richard Hefner and the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys will be performing for a live broadcast from WVMR Allegheny Mountain Radio‘s studio in Frost, WV. Join Allegheny Mountain Radio every day from Monday, October 20th through Sunday, October 26th for our 2014 Fall Fundraiser! The Black Mountain Bluegrass […]

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Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys @ the Sweet Shoppe

Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys @ the Sweet Shoppe

Join Richard Hefner and the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys for their monthly evening of hard-driving bluegrass at the Sweet Shoppe in downtown Lewisburg.

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Mountain Music Memorial Day Weekend

Mountain Music Memorial Day Weekend

Have Memorial Day plans yet? Follow our full weekend itinerary of live mountain music and dance! Enjoy dinner Friday while the Pretty Penny Pickers jam in Hillsboro, then head down to Lewisburg for Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn.
Saturday, catch the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys in the afternoon before heading down to Greenville for an old-fashioned square dance with the Hans Creek String Band!

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The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys

The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys

The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys are among West Virginia’s longest-running bluegrass bands. The group first organized in 1968, taking their name from Black Mountain in their native Pocahontas County. As with many bluegrass bands, the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys have had changes in personnel over the years. Richard Hefner remains as the lone original member. 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. He is joined by Chris Nickell (lead and rhythm guitar work as well as lead vocals), Rick Carpenter (mandolin and lead and baritone vocals), and Mike Smith (bass).

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Hefner Guitars – Bill Hefner

Hefner Guitars – Bill Hefner

Meet Bill Hefner: guitar builder, musician, and founding member of Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys. Bill plays finger style and flat picking guitar and mandolin in a variety of music styles with his family, The Hefner Family, including Gospel, Civil War-era music, Bluegrass, Chord Melody guitar, early Country, Irish, and Doo Wop. They play at churches, family reunions, local festivals, Allegheny Mountain Radio, the Pocahontas County Opera House, the guitar shop, or the back porch. In addition to being a musician, Bill is an accomplished guitar builder. He is a member of the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans and the Guild of American Luthiers.

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