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All shows start at 7:oo
Admission is $5 adults, $3 under 12, and under 3 free
( except where noted )
14 Friday Benefit to Cure Cystic Fibrosis
This is the second year that JRST has hosted the benefit concert for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Kristi Swecker has organized this show, which consists of a variety of musical genres and artists, to help raise money to find a cure for this disease she battles daily.
This year’s show will feature artists Key to Adam, Marteka and William, Whiskey Victor, and Emmalea Deal .
Key to Adam is an up and coming instrumental duo combining artists from completely different backgrounds. With Adam’s fingerpicking guitar style and Kiara on the fiddle/violin, the duo appeals to a wide range of audiences by playing songs from a variety of genres including old-time traditional, Cajun, alternative rock, and Indie folk. Marteka and William need no introduction. This local and incredibly talented brother-sister duo are influenced by the music of Flatt & Scruggs, and they are rapidly making a name for themselves in the bluegrass world. Whiskey Victor is an indie folk duo featuring handcrafted harmonies and unique instrumentation. These sisters from Morgantown, WV create a stripped-down baroque pop sound equally fitting for the most tranquil days and the stormiest nights.
Also available will be a concession stand, bake sale, homemade pie auction, and quilt raffle. Come out and support these local artists while we also raise money to find a CURE for CF! All proceeds from the benefit will go directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Let’s #CureCF together!
15 Saturday Whiskey Victor
Whiskey Victor is an indie folk duo featuring handcrafted harmonies and unique instrumentation. They create a stripped-down
baroque pop sound equally fitting for the most tranquil days and the stormiest nights.
Anna-Kate sings and plays the guitar.
Shannon does everything else.
22 Saturday Bobby Maynard & Breakdown
Bobby Maynard & Breakdown is a three-man Bluegrass band based in Huntington, West Virginia.
A versatile group of musicians, all are multi-instrumentalists who know how to entertain an audience.
Bobby Maynard has been the leader and heartbeat of the band since its inception, and is a reknown banjo master and instructor. He plays banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and bass; sings lead and harmony; and writes original material.
29 Saturday Rocky Road
Bluegrass from Buckhannon. Rob Hoover, Seth Hoover, Rad Lewis, Mark Lynch, Kaleb McNemar and friends. More info coming.
6 Saturday 18 Strings
18 Strings is an acoustic string trio based out of Morgantown, WV.
While their instrumentation suggests a bluegrass group, the music
encompasses a variety of genres and styles which can really only be
generalized as "acoustic."
Andy Tuck-Vocals/Guitar/Harmonica Chris Jones-Mandolin/Fiddle Greg Thurman-Bass
13 Saturday Mystery Mountain Boys
The Mystery Mountain Boys play traditional bluegrass.
Pictured From Left to right
Verlin Belcher, Gilbert, WV - •lead singer •Rhythm guitar
Paul "Dunk" Farris, Chapmanville, WV - •Banjo
Willard Plumley, Logan, WV - •Lead Guitar •Singer
Dickie Taylor, Chapmanville, WV - •Mandolin •Singer •Guitar
Jimmy Toler, Lake, WV - •Bass
26 Friday Kay & Posey
Kay & Posey are an acoustic duo hailing from Morgantown, WV.
Hillary Kay and John Posey met as graduate students at West Virginia
University, and developed a tightly knit vocal blend through many years
performing together in bluegrass bands.
In their new collaboration, Hillary and John have expanded their repertoire into the worlds of contemporary and traditional folk styles as well as classic country. A few of their major influences include Gillian Welch, Tim O’Brien, Hazel Dickens, and Townes Van Zandt.
27 Saturday Silas Powell & The Powell Family
Silas Powell and The Powell Family Band is a 3 piece family Band from Doddridge County, West Virginia.
The Powell Family Band is a Traditional Bluegrass Band,
but plays a wide variety of Bluegrass from Gospel to New Grass.
Silas Powell – mandolin/fiddle/vocals
Josh Powell - vocals/bass/guitar/mandolin
Jeff Powell – vocals/guitar/bass /harmonica
3 Saturday Rachel Burge & Blue Dawning
Rachel Burge, is responsible for the creation of this very group.
She is a graduate from Glenville State College, with a degree in Music Education
as well as a certificate in Bluegrass Music. Her mandolin playing blends the lines of
traditional and contemporary bluegrass which is styled of some of the greatest
mandolin players on the circuit today. She was mostly recently performing with the
West Virginia band "No One You Know" under Mountain Fever Records.
Lance Gainer supplies both guitar and vocals to the band. Lance has been affiliated with several bands as well such as "Buck and Company", and most recently with "No One You Know".
Rick Westerman brings a tenor voice and solid bass playing to the group. Rick has also been affiliated with many bands over the years such as Buck, and Company, Rarely Herd, and the Hart Brothers.
Doug Cossin - banjo
Bruce Jones - dobro
10 Saturday Blue Yonder
seats for this show are $8 and advance tickets recommended
Blue Yonder is a band from Charleston, West Virginia,
that takes strands of early country music – from swing to honky-tonk,
bluegrass and rockabillly – and weaves them together with award-winning
original compositions and a contemporary feel. Their music has been described
as an original and virtuosic blend of country, swing, blues, rockabilly,
folk and bluegrass songs about living, loving, and losing.
The group features three seasoned musicians each with distinctive and notable skills: singer and songwriter John Lilly, national guitar champion Robert Shafer, and bassist Will Carter. The band's debut recording, Bittersweet Road, which features all original songs, reached #2 on the Freeform American Roots Radio charts in late 2013.
17 Saturday Carpenter Ants
seats for this show are $8 and advance tickets recommended
The Carpenter Ants are a rhythm and blues group based in Charleston, WV, who've been making great music together for nearly 25 years. They play what they describe as “chickenfried gospel soul with lots of feel good harmonies and a solid groove.” Members are Michael Lipton, Charlie Tee, Ted Harrison, and Jupie Little. We are excited about this musical changeup to our lineup.
24 Saturday Subject to Change
Subject to Change might sound like a scheduling problem but, have no fear,
this is not the case! S to C is a high energy bluegrass/bluegrass gospel band from Conway, SC with a familiar
face on guitar and vocals. Our good friend Ken Scoggins, founder of Miller's Creek (a perennial JRST favorite),
has joined forces with this hard-driving bluegrass band, and they are sure to please! Their set list comes from the tunes
of Carter and Ralph Stanley, Keith Whitley and Ricky Skaggs, The Bluegrass Album Band, Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, J.D. Crowe
& The New South, and The Johnson Mountain Boys.
Here are the guys: Mickey Sellers (banjo), Jarrod Sellers (bass), Ken Scoggins (guitar), Garret Abercrombie (fiddle), Greg Abercrombie (guitar), and Brandon Porter (guitar).
30 Friday Full Cirkle
Anyone who loves mellow classic rock of the 60s and 70s will be simply amazed by the vocal harmonies and multiple talents of this long time band of good friends who have been making music together for over 30 years. Full Cirkle has done just as they are called, having come “full circle” in their repertoire of easy listening, classic variety rock n roll, 6os standards, country, and even some covers from the present. From Philippi, Patty's lead vocals are reminiscent of Stevie Nicks, and the creative combination of bandmates Phil, Ronnie, Pat, Jim and Mark will carry you back to the golden age of classic rock.
FULL CIRKLE Classic Variety Philippi, WV 26416
1 Saturday Marteka & William
Marteka and William Lake may be teenagers but they are both expert pickers in the traditional Flatt & Scruggs bluegrass style and are at the forefront of what they call their True Grass Revival. Born and raised right here in Hacker Valley, Marteka (banjo) and William (guitar) and have won rave reviews in the bluegrass world, including being nominated as and have an international following. Accompanied by their Dad Charlie on bass, they continue to astound fans with their musical talent.
8 Saturday Staats & Shafer
seats for this show are $8 and advance tickets recommended
Mandolin player Johnny Staats and guitar flatpicker Robert Shafer are two of West Virginia's most decorated pickers. They've
both appeared separately on the Grand Ole Opry, and both have won multiple awards for their work on their respective instruments.
The duo has recorded numerous CDs together, including their latest collection of hymns: Homecoming Favorites. Though they can be classified as bluegrass players, Staats and Shafer draw from influences far beyond the boundaries of bluegrass.
15 Saturday The Band Wagon
The Band Wagon is a multi-versitile band that plays different genres in a bluegrass format,
from traditional bluegrass to contemporary, country and classic rock.
Pam Ray from Hamlin WV has been singing in church since age 10 and has over the recent years started playing guitar and bass as well. Bluegrass and country have been the most recent passion in her life. Some past projects she has been in: Bound and Determined, Down Home Gospel, and Percy Wysong. (Vocals and Bass)
Josh Ray has been playing music for 25 years and is a multi-instrumentalist, multi-stylist, and now pursuing more vocals as well. He played for the Great Smokey Rail Road in NC for 3 years doing the tourist circuit. He has been in bands like The High Railers, Kindred Spirits, The Gruven Bros, and has played with several other genres and bands.
Jubal Taylor is the newest member of the group, whose creative banjo licks add a dynamic dimension to this talented ensemble.
The Little Roy and Lizzy Show
seats for this show are $10 and advance tickets recommended
We are thrilled to once again have Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long
from the Heart of Dixie back with us again this summer. They have wowed our crowd for the past six
years with their unique combination of musical talent, humor, and antics. Traditional bluegrass and
gospel is their mainstay, with Lizzy having won two Bluegrass Song of the Year (2010, 2011) by Dove
Music Awards; Little Roy began his lifelong music career as a member of the famed Lewis Family. If
you've seen this dynamic duo and their professional band before, you'll know why we are so honored
to have them at JRST again this year!
Seats for this show are $10 adults, $5 kids 5-12 and are by reservation. Call us early to choose your favorite spot!
22 Saturday Dustin McCray
Dustin McCray grew up in the rural community of Ireland, West Virginia. He started playing guitar around the age of ten and by age fifteen he was performing in public at local music venues. He's played in a variety of musical groups and has toured the nation as a lead guitarist and vocalist. His biggest inspiration has been West Virginia singer/songwriter Mike Morningstar. It was Mike's influence that guided him into becoming a solo acoustic performer and to eventually start writing songs.
5 Saturday Buck And Company
Buck & Company is a wellestablished 5 piece bluegrass band from the Parkersburg and area that plays a variety of traditional bluegrass and gospel bluegrass for your listening pleasure. With Buck McCumbers on mandolin and fiddle, lead female vocals by Connie Hardman, bass and multi- instrumentalist Eric Chichester, Danny Murray on banjo, and Dwayne McCumbers on dobro, their accumulated experience in the field reads like a Who's Who in WV bluegrass. This is their third appearance at JRST, and we're thrilled to welcome them back.
12 Saturday Blue Steel
This WV native bluegrass band blends gospel and country with a hard driving bluegrass sound and classic rock in the
bluegrass style. With Dave Matheny, Nathaniel
Linger, Justin Riffle, Molly Riffle, Logan Matheny, and Leanne Dotson, this
talented band will keep your toes tappin'
and will satisfy your yearning for some great bluegrass music!
From Virginia, Kathy Davis and Bradley Bishop joined forces, combining their bluegrass, old time, and swing influences to create the unique musical experience that is Davis & Bradley. They combine a medley of strings and harmonies to create a dynamic sound that is both cutting edge while remaining true to their roots.
26 Saturday   Chester Winkler
Chester hails from Webster Springs and has been a favorite at JRST since about the first year we opened. He never ceases to enthrall his friends and fans with heartfelt renditions of favorite classic rock and pop tunes, as well as a bit of gospel, from the 60s to the present. (It has been said that Chester does Neil Diamond better that Neil Diamond!) A gifted soloist who accompanies himself with dynamic guitar licks, Chester's performance makes for an unforgettable and nostalgic evening.
1 Friday Daniel Lilly and The Lilly Mountaineers
seats for this show are $7 and advance tickets recommended
Daniel Lilly grew up steeped in bluegrass as part of the legendary Everett Lilly family bluegrass band. He carries on the tradition with the Lilly Mountaineers, delivering a dash of comedy with a powerful country and bluegrass sound. They are an interactive band that loves to get the audience involved.
2 Saturday Mark Chapman
Mark Allen Chapman is a Southern Gospel soloist from in Medina, Ohio, with family roots in Webster County. He and his
wife Thelma travel throughout Ohio, West Virginia, and surrounding states captivating audiences with his warmth,
uplifting Christian message, and powerful vocals.
Because this show is in conjunction with the Holly River Festival, we do not charge admission. However, a freewill
collection is taken up during the show to help support Mark and his music mission.
16 Saturday Country Cousins
Country Cousins is a bluegrass and country band from Upshur County.
Harley Gregory - mandolin
Floyd Gregory - guitar
Linda Moore - vocals
Dorie Gregory - bass
David Gregory - guitar
23 Saturday Country Fried
COUNTRY FRIED ... The band as COUNTRY as it's name !
Stephanie Spinks is a veteran singer/songwriter of country music and has been performing for 30 plus years. She pursued a career in the Country Music Industry and worked as a songwriter in Nashville, TN for several publishing companies including Glaser Brother's Music and Tillis Tunes. After spending a decade on Music Row, Stephanie returned to the hills of West Virginia in 1995. She formed the band "Country Fried" in 2013 and they are building a rather large fan base among those who love traditional country.
Stephanie Spinks - vocals/guitar, Allan Morris - vocals/lead guitar, Joe Hamrick - vocals/keyboard, Carl Deal - vocals, Steve Acree - bass guitar, Charlie Bledsoe - drums.
30 Saturday Soldiers of the Cross
Soldiers of the Cross, is a bluegrass gospel group from Buckhannon, WV.
Soldiers of the Cross is a strictly gospel bluegrass group from Upshur County, known far and wide for their amazing four-part harmonies and their selection of both traditional and contemporary songs. Musicians include Kevin Johnson – bass, Ernie Johnson – banjo, Chad Lewis – banjo, and Dan Blake – guitar. If you've heard their soul-soothing sound before, you will know why they continue to be a perennial favorite at JRST!
7 Saturday Norfolk & Southern
Norfolk and Southern is another longtime favorite at JRST, and have closed the season for us for many years in a row.
They are based in north central West Virginia and bring lots of veteran talent to their bluegrass repertoire, playing
a crowd-pleasing mix of traditional, contemporary, gospel, and original material.
Mark Gainer---Guitar, Mark Lynch---Mandolin, Rick Cleavenger---Banjo, Jerry Helmick---Lead Guitar, Danny Reed ---Bass
Street Address:    824 Cleveland Road, Cleveland, WV 26215
Street Address: 824 Cleveland Road Cleveland, WV 26215
Regional Directions: We are located about halfway between Morgantown and Charleston, West Virginia, in northern Webster County. From the north (I-79 southbound) you have two choices: For more business traffic and shopping areas, take the first Weston exit (99), follow US 33 East to Buckhannon (about 11 miles), take Rte. 20 south toward Rock Cave (about 14 miles), following brown signs toward Holly River State Park (about 17 miles). For less traffic and very few businesses, take the Roanoke exit (91), turn right on Rte. 19 toward Stonewall Jackson Resort/State Park. Continue about 11 miles to Walkersville. Bear left on Rte. 4 toward Rock Cave (about 7 miles). Bear right at the intersection with Rte. 20, following brown signs toward Holly River State Park (about 17 miles). From the south (I-79) northbound): Take the Flatwoods exit (67), turn right at traffic light, go about 1 mile to light, turn left onto Rte. 15, about 19 miles to Diana. Turn left (north) on Rte. 20, following brown signs toward Holly River State Park (about 12 miles). From Webster Springs: Take Rte. 20 north toward Diana and Buckhannon, following brown signs toward Holly River State Park. We are about 21 miles from Webster Springs. Local Directions: We are 1.5 miles north of (after) Holly River State Park on Rte. 20 (on left if coming from Diana/Webster Springs). We are also 1.5 miles south of (before) the park (on right if coming from Buckhannon/Rock Cave., about 4 miles after crossing the Webster County/Upshur county line, on the right directly after Panther Run Road, a red bus stop, and a concrete bridge. We are across from Jerry Run United Methodist Church, Valley Woodworks, and a little craft shop (closed), in the bottom area. You will see a sign for the Jerry Run Summer Theater on the right; turn in there and follow driveway to cabins and theater. Note: Jerry Run (or Jerry’s Run) is named for a small creek that runs through the area; it is a rural community located between Cleveland and Hacker Valley, and is not usually found on maps.
Dusty and Renee Anderson
824 Cleveland Road
Cleveland WV 26215
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