Friday, January 23, 2009

Weekend news from the desk of the Black Twig Pickers

Friday 1-23-09

...the Black Twig Pickers haul the fiddles, washboards and many, many banjos up the Floyd plateau for the Country Store's venerable Friday Night Jamboree's stomping dance frenzy -- we've said it before, but there's no better way to fight frostbite, at least not in, you know, public places. The Twig slot is at 7:30 p.m. -- Statement Gospel is playing beforehand and Patrick County fiddle ace Clyde Williams and his band are up after. Come out early and hear it all --------

Saturday 1-24-09

...the Twigs have the high honor of playing up in Marlinton, W.Va., at the Pocahontas Opera House. Showtime's at 7:30 p.m. in this ancient and gorgeous pile of a building -- come out if you're in the area, or if you know anyone that-a-way, please pass this along to them. The program is for a varied and rambling exploration -- a couple members of Shawsville's Thornton family are on the hook to help out, so expect flashes of banjo-uke and dulcimer, some multi-fiddle numbers, maybe some a capella stuff if the moment's right ------
and really, is there a moment that's truly wrong?