Concert Season in full swing at Opera House
Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys
September 1, 2012
An Opera House audience favorite returns. The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys have become a Greenbrier Valley institution since the band was established in Pocahontas County in 1968. The band is hailed as one of the best bluegrass bands in the region, having become a local favorite and regional legend.
David Holt & Josh Goforth
September 8, 2012
Four-time Grammy Award winner David Holt and rising acoustic music star and Grammy nominee, Josh Goforth join together to bring to life the joy and spirit of old time mountain music and stories. Holt is recognized as one of the nations foremost folk musicians and storytellers. Between them, they combine the virtuosic sounds of guitar, banjo, fiddle, slide guitar, mandolin and a world of exciting rhythm instruments. It’s a program of songs, stories and amazing musicianship that will appeal to all ages.
Hammons Musical Heritage Celebration
September 29, 2011
The Pocahontas Opera House is pleased to present the 3rd Annual “Hammons Musical Heritage Celebration,” as part of Marlinton’s Autumn Harvest Festival. The Hammons Family carried on ancient traditions of fiddling, banjo playing, ballad singing and story telling at their remote mountain home in Pocahontas County. Their legacy is proudly celebrated among today's musicians.
October 5, 2012
For the past 25 years, Mick Souter has distinguished himself as one of West Virginia’s most highly-regarded, widely-touring performing artists. Souter has given 3,500 performances at schools, as well as Snowshoe Mountain, Tamarack, Charleston’s Cultural Center and The Greenbrier. His touring one-man musical theatre productions demonstrate his versatility as an actor, musician, storyteller and educator. Through “This Land is Your Land,” Souter will take audiences with him along “The Roads and Rails” of American folk icon Woody Guthrie.
Austin Walkin’ Cane
October 26, 2012
Austin Walkin’ Cane has a blues gumbo repertoire that can conjure up the ghosts of Highway 61 and the delta blues experience, with his slide guitar and soulful vocals. Walkin’ Cane has traveled all over the world—from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Belfort, France—acquiring a number of blues and instrumentalist awards over the years.
The Sweetback Sisters
November 9, 2012
The Sweetback Sisters may not be blood relations, but their precise, family-style harmonies recall the best of country music from the Everlys to the Judds, as well as the spirited rockabilly energy of Wanda Jackson. Their honky-tonk and western swing tunes touch on subjects of heartbreak, revenge, regret and staying strong in the face of relationships gone wrong.