The setting: a going-away party for Bob Webb and Heidi Muller, who are headed West to Oregon, exiting stage left from West Virginia. “Will you sing ‘Pretty Bird’ by Hazel Dickens?” someone asks Becky Kimmons. Ever the trooper, she gives it a go.
Tag Archives: Song of the Day
May 31, 2012
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February 9, 2012
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Today’s Song of the Day, “Love,” comes from Nicci Canada’s debut CD, “”Twenty Twelve,” whose title I imagine speaks to her hopes for busting out this year.
October 21, 2011
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The day every dictator fears. A song for the day after in Libya: “Dictator’s Day” by The Silent Gondoliers, official instrumental band of the Free State of WestVirginiaVille.
August 15, 2011
“The Only Song” is a tune about lost love without reprieve or favor. Albert Perrone invokes Alanis Morissette, Ani DiFranco and others in singing about what happens “when love knocks the brake pads off of you.”
April 21, 2011
Gabriel Redding of the Redding Brothers knows how to bring a crowd. Like the cops who came when he filmed a music video on an abandoned West Virginia bridge.
March 11, 2011
“29” is a song by the band 600LBS OF SIN! that marks a most auspicious one-year anniversary in West Virginia which approaches on April 5.
January 30, 2011
How a bunch of teenagers came to craft a music video at Berkeley Springs’ Ice House for the Weber Brothers band.
December 25, 2010
Courtesy of the Weber Brothers Band, WestVirginiaVille wishes one and all a merry musical Christmas via the band’s original song “Christmas Time in West Virginia.”
December 12, 2010
“Light Show,” a ruminative music video by The Silent Gondoliers, samples some of the music featured at the Solstice Ball coming up Sunday, Dec. 19 in Charleston, West Virginia.
December 7, 2010
Finally, a proper ode to The Mystery Hole, a classic roadside attraction in Hawks Nest, W.Va. See the WestVirginiaVille debut of a music-video homage to this famous hole-in-the-road.
December 1, 2010
In honor of today’s first snowflakes over the International Headquarters of WestVirginiaVille here’s a music video featuring Heidi Muller’s gorgeous song “Snowdance.”
November 10, 2010
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Mix one West Virginia city, a fish-eye lens attached to the end of your guitar, two members of the band Option 22 and what do you get? This West Virginia Music Video of the Week.