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The Purple Fiddle presents Johnny Staats & the Delivery Boys

The Purple Fiddle presents Johnny Staats & the Delivery Boys

The Purple Fiddle presents Johnny Staats & the Delivery Boys “Bewitching” – New York Times “Dazzling – USA Today “Astonishing” – Amazon.com Staats’s astonishing mandolin work: it’s incredibly fleet and fluid, boasting clarity, precision, and taste at even the most ridiculous speeds. He’s also a rich, honey-voiced tenor singer, (and) at the very least, his […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents Colebrook Road

The Purple Fiddle presents Colebrook Road

  Colebrook Road is a 5 piece string band that creates original music through banjo, mandolin, upright bass, guitar, dobro, and fiddle – Colebrook Road achieves a 20th century sound through 21st century songs. They are a group of dynamic performers who bring excitement, introspection and enjoyment to each audience they perform for. The unique […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents Jason Ring

The Purple Fiddle presents Jason Ring

Visit Jason Ring on the web! “The quick-fingered Jason Ring is known as a man who can jam hard on anything with strings. Known around (Virginia) 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 […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents Dead Winter Carpenters

The Purple Fiddle presents Dead Winter Carpenters

Visit Dead Winter Carpenters on the web! “Judging from its penchant for California country, North Lake Tahoe band Dead Winter Carpenters sounds like it has its finger on the quickening pulse of a ‘High–mountain-town vibe.’” – San Francisco Chronicle “Effortless five-part harmonies, capped off by the sweet, soft voice of Charles, bring a surprising smoothness […]

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ArtSpring fundraiser at the Purple Fiddle, with Rebecca Wudarski

ArtSpring fundraiser at the Purple Fiddle, with Rebecca Wudarski

Rebecca Wudarski is a musician and painter living and working in Thomas, WV, who smashes together her folk-music roots with her love for edgy, indie-rock music in a beautiful balance of creativity and reverence for traditional music. www.rebeccawudarski.com ArtSpring promotes and cultivates the arts in public life and presents a Memorial Day weekend festival of […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents D&E Appalachian Ensemble

The Purple Fiddle presents D&E Appalachian Ensemble

The Davis & Elkins Appalachian Ensemble presents traditional music and dance from the Appalachian region and beyond, focusing on the intersections of different American Vernacular forms and their roots, ranging from old time music and flatfooting to jazz music and tap dance, to Irish sean nós dance and numerous traditional American styles of harmony singing. […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents Strangled Darlings

The Purple Fiddle presents Strangled Darlings

“Strangled Darlings have created a brand of swampy, darkly grooving, foot stomping music.” Anchorage Press 2013 “Driven by relentless descending bass riffs and some cookin’ mandolin.” Folio, Dec 2014 “Take what you think you know about folk music, Americana and the likes of that, crumple it up and set it on fire or something. Strangled […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents Goodnight, Texas

The Purple Fiddle presents Goodnight, Texas

Visit Goodnight, Texas on the web! “the best Americana music is one that understands its place in history and furthermore understands the framework of the instruments used in the songs. Of any Americana album released this year, never are those three traits so expertly on display than on this masterwork of an album.” – Absolute […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents the David Mayfield Parade

The Purple Fiddle presents the David Mayfield Parade

Visit David Mayfield Parade on the web! “Acoustic, beardy goodness.” — American Songwriter “…a dynamic combination of music and comedy worthy of a traveling vaudeville act” — The Boston Globe “…the wild man of Americana!” — The Independent “A massively skilled picker and singer with a knack for stagecraft.” — Nashville Scene “…his songs are sturdy enough […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents The Rough and Tumble

The Purple Fiddle presents The Rough and Tumble

Visit The Rough and Tumble on the web! A close-harmony duo who use homemade and quirky instrumentation to accompany their folk and country songs. The Rough & Tumble are two scarecrows in a cornfield, two pairs of hands stealing the same piece of candy, a dust devil that traveled seven states to get to you […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents Roosevelt Dime

The Purple Fiddle presents Roosevelt Dime

Visit Roosevelt Dime on the web! “They may be based in New York’s hipster mecca, but the band’s sound channels the soul of New Orleans and the bluegrass of the Appalachians.” Sarah Murphy – Exclaim.ca (May 2015) “A perpetual crowd-pleaser” – The New York Times “foot-stomping, high-octane Americana, honky tonk, rock-and-rollin’ brew.” Mary Alice Blackwell […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents the Hillbilly Gypsies

The Purple Fiddle presents the Hillbilly Gypsies

Hailing from the beautiful Mountain State of West Virginia, The Hillbilly Gypsies have been making and performing their own brand of old time bluegrass and original mountain music for over a decade! Formed in 2001 from a chance meeting at the now infamous Wednesday night old time jam in Morgantown, WV; The Hillbilly Gypsies have […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents Morning Martyrs

The Purple Fiddle presents Morning Martyrs

Blending their diverse and respective musical backgrounds – ranging from folk to hip-hop, country and jazz to electronic – each member spins their own unique section of the collective cosmic web of Americana. Morning Martyrs was born out of the bricks of Boston via Philly, Pittsburgh, and Southern California. The past 5 years have seen […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents Ben Eppard & Tough Old Bird

The Purple Fiddle presents Ben Eppard & Tough Old Bird

Saturday and Sunday, enjoy free lunchtime music by Ben Eppard and Tough Old Bird. Tough Old Bird kicks off at 1pm Saturday followed by Ben Eppard at 3; Sunday, Ben will start at 1 followed by Tough Old Bird at 3. Visit Ben Eppard on the web! Percussive finger style guitar and distinctively weathered vocals […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents Big Daddy Love

The Purple Fiddle presents Big Daddy Love

Big Daddy Love Shows at the Purple Fiddle August 21, 2015 Visit Big Daddy Love on the web! Essentially organic in both disposition and composition, Big Daddy Love is a five-piece band with a unique and natural blend of rock, roots and grass that they call ‘Appalachian Rock’. Above the mix, the lead vocals and […]

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The Brew Skies Festival

The Brew Skies Festival

Welcome to the Fourth Annual Brew Skies Festival Brew Skies is more than just a music festival. It’s a unique, family-friendly celebration of West Virginia’s increasingly expanding craft beer movement, local artisan, craft & food vendors, and a wide range of musical performances – both local and nationally known acts. Presented by Mountain State Brewing Co., join […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents Yarn

The Purple Fiddle presents Yarn

Visit Yarn on the web! Since their start in 2007, Yarn’s original Americana sound has developed into music that seekers of the unique see as the soundtrack to their lives. Yarn’s albums were recognized by the AMA’s and R&R radio charts, spending time in the top 5 at their highest point. Yarn has become one […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents The Harmaleighs

The Purple Fiddle presents The Harmaleighs

Pronunciation: (the har-muh- lees) Folk Duo from Nashville, TN The Harmaleighs is composed of Haley Grant (Guitar/Vocals) and Kaylee Jasperson (Bass/Vocals). ​They found a mutual love for folk/americana and started creating music together in early 2013. Their memorable melodies and attention grabbing lyrics will keep you wanting more if their awkward (and hilarious) stage banter doesn’t. “The […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents Smooth Hound Smith

The Purple Fiddle presents Smooth Hound Smith

“In the case of Smooth Hound Smith, two is all that’s needed to brew a raucous clash of backwoods folk, raw blues, and underground rock.” ~ No Depression “The highly-recommended ten-track effort showcases Smooth Hound Smith’s take on modern-Americana, deftly jumping from dirt-floor blues to foot-stomping folk to 1950’s rock n’ roll, ending up with […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents the Christian Lopez Band

The Purple Fiddle presents the Christian Lopez Band

With one foot planted in the folksy, fiery twang of modern-day Americana and the other inching toward the rootsy rock & roll of early Sun Records hits, Christian Lopez is the sort of singer/songwriter who builds a bridge between the new and the old…and places his own music directly in the middle. http://www.christianlopezband.com/ $8

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The Purple Fiddle presents the Jack Grace Band

The Purple Fiddle presents the Jack Grace Band

“He’s like that Cash kid, but good.” — Jerry Lee Lewis “It sounds like Cole Porter meets Gene Autry.” — NY Times “One of the city’s most skilled and personable stars.” — Time Out NY “The man slings more than a few sparks from his big, hollow-body Gibson….what sets his songs apart from the rest […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents Smokey & the Mirror

The Purple Fiddle presents Smokey & the Mirror

Formerly 3 Penny Acre “The thing I love most about this band and the evening with them is not only the powerfully beautiful voice of bass player, Bernice Hembree, or the well-written songs of Bryan Hembree, sung with his rustic, true American voice – it’s the energy they bring on stage and to the audience! […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents Freddy & Francine

The Purple Fiddle presents Freddy & Francine

“Freddy & Francine are building their story behind beautiful vocal harmonies, a solid writing style and a captivating live set.” – Hits Magazine “It’s always a pleasure discovering great new artists, and Freddy & Francine currently top my list. There is a palpable chemistry between these musicians — their vocals blend like milk and honey, […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents Scott Miller

The Purple Fiddle presents Scott Miller

“10 Unforgettable Moments from Cayamo. You realize how spoiled you are on the boat when the songwriters in the round features Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Scott Miller, Allison Moorer and Dar Williams. With each performer getting just three songs each, it was Scott Miller who surprisingly made the biggest impact on me and others in […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield

The Purple Fiddle presents Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield

Florida based songwriter and multi instrumentalist Roy Schneider shares his tasty and beguiling stew of roots, folk and Americana music throughout the U.S. and Europe. He and duo partner Kim Mayfield put in more than 30,000 miles on the road annually in a Honda Odyssey they call “Ulysses.” Roy has received accolades for his songwriting […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents The Hello Strangers

The Purple Fiddle presents The Hello Strangers

Original Pennsyltucky Fried Sister Folk “This album is just brilliant…and deserves to be heard – and heard often. Listen and see if you don’t agree!” – Chuck Dauphin, Music News Nashville/Billboard “A satisfying mix of smart songwriting and memorable melodies — not to mention the undeniable sibling harmonies.” – Craig Shelburne, CMT Edge The sisters […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents The Honey Dewdrops, plus Caleb Stine

The Purple Fiddle presents The Honey Dewdrops, plus Caleb Stine

“….songwriting that strives to honor the simplicity of its forebears.”- UTNE Monthly Reader “Their talent is such that it’s quite possible that a new band recording in the year 2020 might cite the Honey Dewdrops as a prime influence.”- Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine “His honest stories and thoughtful poetry place Caleb among some of the best […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents Wisewater

The Purple Fiddle presents Wisewater

Nashville-based trio WISEWATER has earned praise from the likes of Alison Krauss, Rosanne Cash, Mary Gauthier, and others for their lyrical honesty and clarity, infectious melodies, tight harmonies, instrumental virtuosity, and deep sense of groove. Members Kate Lee, Forrest O’Connor, and Jim Shirey are three young, positive, worldly artists whose songs blend roots, country, rock, […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents Red Light Rodeo

The Purple Fiddle presents Red Light Rodeo

At their core Red Light Rodeo has been called a “bluegrass power trio” but the band believes the music they play could more aptly be described as “honkgrass” since even their bluegrass and folk music is tinged heavily with a country sound and feel. Red Light Rodeo has been spreading their innovative take on country, […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents the Herd of Main Street

The Purple Fiddle presents the Herd of Main Street

The Herd of Main Street have become favorites of fans young and old in Maryland and across the country. Fronted by Peter McKibben, whose blues harmonica skills have been compared to the late Paul Butterfield, the band crosses genres from blues to bluegrass, and have been called “Baltimore’s modern-day version of The Band” by Fly […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents Mark Brine

The Purple Fiddle presents Mark Brine

What would you get if you merged Bob Dylan with Hank Williams? Odds on, you’d come up with a quirky approach and insightful lyrics that might sound a whole lot like Mark Brine. Mark Brine may not be a well-known name in the Nashville circuits, and it’s pretty unlikely anyone will ever hear his music […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents Annabelle’s Curse, with Megan Jean & the Klay Family Band

The Purple Fiddle presents Annabelle’s Curse, with Megan Jean & the Klay Family Band

“Annabelle’s Curse is a five-piece alternative folk band hailing from Bristol TN/VA, and sort of like the town where they were born, their music sits on the border between two places. One place finds them unplugged, on a large front porch, reveling in the old folk songs that they were raised on while their nearest […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents Tristan Omand

The Purple Fiddle presents Tristan Omand

Visit Tristan Omand on the web! “Story-teller is another word that comes to mind when I think of Tristan. Like the folk singers of old, Tristan’s lyrics rely heavily on stories and universal human experiences. Songs like “Somewhere Between India and Idaho” and “When I’m Low” off of Tristan’s latest album, Wandering Time, are particularly […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents Big Hoax

The Purple Fiddle presents Big Hoax

Big Hoax is an up and coming alternative folk band based out of Baltimore, MD lead by singer/songwriter Luke Alexander. It consists of Luke Alexander (lead vocals/guitar), Stephen Filer (strings/vocals), Peter Krutschnitt (drums/vocals), and other various, skilled contributing artists. Formed in February 2012, Big Hoax has been taking the regional music scenes by storm. From […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents the Still Hand String Band

The Purple Fiddle presents the Still Hand String Band

“Progressive Bluegrass quartet on a mission to save the world.” – The Flip Side 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 […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents Morgan O’Kane

The Purple Fiddle presents Morgan O’Kane

As seen on FX network’s Louie on April 9th! “…he masterfully combines flawless banjo with mystical vocals.” – Soundzmagazine.nl “Songs from Morgan are passionate, feverish and sometimes simply intoxicating.”-Rootstime.be Morgan O’Kane plays banjo like no other. Originally hailing from Virginia; O’Kane currently resides in Brooklyn when he is not on tour, where he sometimes plays […]

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Mountain State Brewing Co. presents Floyd Cowger

Mountain State Brewing Co. presents Floyd Cowger

Local favorite and famed story teller Floyd Cowger performs some classic covers, as well as a few originals, with timeless lyrics, a touch of bluegrass and some old, outlaw country blues. $5 cover at the door. Show begins immediately after the Thomas fireworks. Kitchen open 3-10.

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The Purple Fiddle presents Johnny Staats & the Delivery Boys

The Purple Fiddle presents Johnny Staats & the Delivery Boys

“Bewitching” – New York Times “Dazzling – USA Today “Astonishing” – Amazon.com Staats’s astonishing mandolin work: it’s incredibly fleet and fluid, boasting clarity, precision, and taste at even the most ridiculous speeds. He’s also a rich, honey-voiced tenor singer, (and) at the very least, his earnest vocal songs give you a chance to catch your […]

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Mountain State Brewing Company presents Trevor Reichman

Mountain State Brewing Company presents Trevor Reichman

Free dinnertime music at the brewpub in Thomas! Kitchen open 3-10pm. Texas native Trevor Reichman plays Americana music. Stay late for Floyd Cowger (after the fireworks – $5 cover).

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The Purple Fiddle presents The Duhks

The Purple Fiddle presents The Duhks

“Canada’s premier neo-tradsters romp from world-beat to blues, urban-pop to old-timey, with wild-eyed invention, haunting traditionalism, and spine-rattling groove.” (Scott Alarik, The Boston Globe) GRAMMY nominees and JUNO award winners, seeing The Duhks live is nothing short of a spiritual experience. A syncopated bluesy banjo number seamlessly follows a Brazilian samba; an old-time jaunt nestles […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents The Suitcase Junket with Peter Mulvey

The Purple Fiddle presents The Suitcase Junket with Peter Mulvey

The nationally touring, slide guitar playing, throat singing one-man band. “Not everyone can pull off the one-man-band gambit without lapsing into schtick, but Amherst’s Matt Lorenz has it all down to an art…. The songs are what you remember.” — The Boston Globe “With a guitar from an oil can and a percussion section hidden […]

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Thomas Riverfront Art in the Park Concert & Open Jam

Thomas Riverfront Art in the Park Concert & Open Jam

11-5pm at the riverfront in Thomas. Art, music, children’s art activities, and live art demos. This event will be held every third Saturday of the month.

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The Purple Fiddle presents Quiet Lion

The Purple Fiddle presents Quiet Lion

Tommy Alexander to open Visit Quiet Lion on the web! Quiet Lion is a Indie folk band based in Vermont fronted by duo Tommy Alexander and Alanna Grace Flynn . Quiet Lion has shared the stage with acts such as: Night Beds, Spirit Family Reunion, Milo Greene, Kevin Devine, Melkit, Alpenglow, and jenny o. “Whatever […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents the Black Lillies

The Purple Fiddle presents the Black Lillies

Rolling Stone’s 10 Artists You Need to Know / June 1, 2014 Over 30 appearances on the Grand Ole Opry! Buy your tickets early – will likely sell out! Cruz Contreras and his bandmates — harmony vocalist Trisha Gene Brady, multi-instrumentalist Tom Pryor, bass player Robert Richards and drummer Bowman Townsend — have grown from […]

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The Purple Fiddle presents River Whyless

The Purple Fiddle presents River Whyless

“Sometimes it can be hard to stand out in the crowd when you’re producing experimental folk rock. Plenty of groups are capable of harmonizing well and turning simplistic rhythms into infectious anthems, but it’s rare to find artists who can evoke as much emotion as River Whyless.” – Paste Magazine “Throughout all five tracks on […]

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Mountain State Brewing Co. presents the Sugarfoot Stompers

Mountain State Brewing Co. presents the Sugarfoot Stompers

The Sugarfoot Stompers are a Dixie Land Jazz Band from Garrett County, MD. They are an extremely talented group of musicians that are sure to have you dancing! www.sugarfootstompers.com Free show from 5-7 pm. Kitchen open 3-10pm.

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The Purple Fiddle presents the David Mayfield Parade

The Purple Fiddle presents the David Mayfield Parade

“Acoustic, beardy goodness.” — American Songwriter “…a dynamic combination of music and comedy worthy of a traveling vaudeville act” — The Boston Globe “…the wild man of Americana!” — The Independent “A massively skilled picker and singer with a knack for stagecraft.” — Nashville Scene “…his songs are sturdy enough to work in any format, […]

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Mountain State Brewing Co. presents The Masons

Mountain State Brewing Co. presents The Masons

Join us for a free show with The Masons! http://themasonsacoustic.webs.com/ The Masons are an upbeat acoustic duo with a focus on the songs that you forgot you knew, a few popular favorites, and an occasional original if the mood is right!

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ArtSpring: Walter King

ArtSpring: Walter King

Join Walter King of the Elm Street Alley Cats for some old-time fiddle tunes on Front Street in Thomas, part of the ArtSpring festival. Walter King, a 15-year-old native of Elkins, WV, has played old-time fiddle for seven years under the direction of Randolph County fiddlers Jesse Milnes and Andy Fitzgibbon. In addition, he has […]

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ArtSpring: Richie Musgrove

ArtSpring: Richie Musgrove

Fairmont, WV-based performing singer / songwriter – Classic and Modern Country. Some say I sound like Waylon Jennings with a splash of Travis Tritt. I don’t know about all that but that’s what I’ve been told more than once! https://www.facebook.com/lovinlivemusic/info?tab=page_info ArtSpring promotes and cultivates the arts in public life and presents a Memorial Day weekend festival […]

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