Bare Bones takes Opera House stage in February
The second half of the Pocahontas County Opera House's 2010-2011 Performance Series gets underway with the return of a local favorite in February.
A capella trio Bare Bones (known previously as The Missing Persons Soup Kitchen Gospel Quartet) kicks off the next round of concerts on February 5 at 7:30 p.m.
The music of Bare Bones is bigger than one genre, spanning time and many styles. They move from gnarly old Appalachian ballads to Motown, from African-American songs of the antebellum South to contemporary songs about love and broken hearts, and from protest songs to old-time songs of salvation. Bill and Becky Kimmons team up with Mark Davis (also of VooDoo Katz and Comparsa) to form the a cappella trio.
Formerly known as Soup Kitchen, the groupﾒs new name came to Becky recently when she and Bill were singing in the kitchen, and talking about the glories of the unadorned chord. ﾓItﾒs the bare bones of music,ﾔ she says.
Two things are constant with Bare Bonesﾗstrong rhythm and tight harmony. Add the Kimmons' irrepressible sense of humor, and you have a memorable evening that will send you away singing.
The performance season at the Opera House continues with its annual Opry Night, featuring the Classic Country Ramblers and ﾓThe Appalachian,ﾔ John Wyatt on February 26, followed by The Bing Brothers with Jake Krack on March 5.
Performances at the Opera House are informal, family-friendly and open to all. The entrance and main seating are handicapped accessible. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to attend; special accommodations can be arranged upon request. Admission to all performances is $7 unless noted otherwise. Admission is available at the door and in advance at pocahontasoperahouse.org or by calling 304-799-6645. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
The Pocahontas County Opera House is located at 818 Third Avenue in Marlinton. For information on other upcoming Opera House events, visit pocahontasoperahouse.org, or call the Opera House at 304-799-6645.
These performances are part of the 2010-2011 Performance Series sponsored by the Pocahontas County Opera House Foundation with financial assistance through a grant from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. Financial support is also provided by Pocahontas County Drama, Fairs and Festivals.