Friday, August 12, 2011

Wild Wonderful West Virginia Part V

Part V - The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame

The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame is located inside Tamarack. We didn't even know West Virginia had a music hall of fame. The exhibit at Tamarack is permanent, but according to the website, they also have a traveling museum!

As you might expect, many of the records reflected country, bluegrass, and Appalachian folk music.

An impressive number of musicians hail from West Virginia.  They have a virtual hall of fame of their inductees at this link. However, I confess, that, aside from Kathy Mattea and Bill Withers, I haven't heard of very many of them. However, I don't listen to much country or bluegrass so of course I would be ignorant of the contribution of these folks.

That guitar is a Martin, played by Bill Withers. He is a successful singer-songwriter. His songs include Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone, and Lean On Me. Those songs were successful in the 1970s.

We enjoyed this exhibit as much as we did the display of arts and crafts at Tamarack.

Next: Part VI - Sandstone Falls


  1. Looks like you two had a really enjoyable time!

  2. I used to hang out with some people who really loved to play blue grass. We'd jam all the time. It was great.


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