The Thorny Flat Mountain Boys


       The Thorny Flat Mountain Boys are named after the second highest point in the state of West Virginia- Thorny Flat on Cheat Mountain. The two began playing music together in 2013. Since the duo formed, special guests such as Paul Marganian from the Elk River Ramblers, Nathaniel Duncan, Austin Alexander, and West Virginia music legend Mike Morningstar have joined them on stage.. In 2017 the duo added Matt Petty and Bud Boston to the band.


       The band uses instruments guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, upright bass, and of course sings as well.


      The band plays at Snowshoe Mountain every weekend of the winter seasons and plays all over the mid Atlantic area and Ohio during the rest of the year. The band also frequents Mountain Music Trail venue the Fiddlehead in Big Spring. The bands debut album released in 2017 at Hookahville 48 and is called “Appreciate the Sun”. The band is looking to release a new cd in the Spring of 2018. The sound that the band has acquired is an Appalachian, Americana string band sound. D.W. West had a cameo appearance in a West Virginia Film Festival Feature Film “Mike Morningstar – Here’s to the working man” by Richard Anderson along side his mentor and teacher Mike Morningstar.  The band is looking to expand to other regions in 2018 but will continue to play their favorite part of the state- Pocahontas County. 

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