So, our triple-harmonic trio, The BrotherSisters, will perform 5 p.m. next Friday, Sept. 7, at the world music and arts gathering, Culturefest, which runs Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 6-9, on a mountaintop near Pipestem State Resort in southern West Virginia at the Appalachian South Folklife Center.
Here’s a sample from our set list from the Culturefest show:
And, really, you should consider following our breadcrumbs to the festival. But only if:
1) You like cool festivals in cool places. Specifically, mountaintops with two stages located atop them and a high panorama of the West Virginia hills spreading in all directions to the horizon.
2) You like cool music by very cool bands, like My Pet Dragon, Antioquia, Appalatin, Songs of Water and … well, here’s who’s up on the stages.
3) You like camping and waking up to mist in the hills and horses whinnying in the fields. And the Milky Way seen from the mountains, where the light pollution at night is so diminished you will see, according to a rough scientific estimate, approximately, 846,342 more stars than from your porch in the burbs.
4) Or, if your camping days are behind you, drive your RV or rickety hippie days Volkswagen bus onto the hill. Or lodge yourself in comfort and style at the excellent Pipestem State Resort ten minutes down the road. (Hurry, and get a room with a view of the valley. The resort gets booked this time of year with people come to watch the leaves drop acid). Even closer in is the Nostalgia Inn right down the road, a genuinely cozy B&B with a great Great Room with arched wooden beams.
You have been advised.
But wait, there’s more! Each night at midnight, after the main stage shuts down, the Third Eye Cabaret opens up in the chapel on the hill, with instrumental and avante-garde music, dance, video and stuff that should only — can only – be experienced on a far-off mountaintop beneath a ravishing solar system at 2 a.m. in the back hills of existence.