Tag Archives: Song of the Day

Song of the Day: “Pretty Bird” by Becky Kimmons

May 31, 2012

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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.

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Song of the Day: Nicci Canada’s “Love”

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.

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“Dictator’s Day” by the Songless Gondoliers

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.

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Song of the Day: ‘The Only Song’ by Albert Perrone

August 15, 2011

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“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.”

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Song of the Day: “Untethered” by GABRIEL

April 21, 2011

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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.

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Song of the Day: 600LBS OF SIN!

March 11, 2011

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“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.

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Song of the Day: “Some People” by the Weber Brothers

January 30, 2011

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How a bunch of teenagers came to craft a music video at Berkeley Springs’ Ice House for the Weber Brothers band.

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Song of the Day: “Christmas Time in West Virginia”

December 25, 2010

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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.”

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Song of the Day: Music for a Solstice Ball

December 12, 2010

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“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.

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Song of the Day: “Mystery Hole”

December 7, 2010

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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.

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Song of the Day: ‘Snowdancing through Charleston’

December 1, 2010

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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.”

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Song of the Day: “The Change” by Option 22

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.

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