Jerry Run Summer Theater
The whippoorwill is calling, and rain or shine, so is the bluegrass! What better
way to spend a summer evening than to catch some live acoustic music in our rustic
indoor theater surrounded by the green hills of Jerry Run?
A limited number of tickets are still available for the Friday, June 28 Little Roy & Lizzy Show – balcony and a few on the main floor, call for details: 304-493-6574.
Nu-Blue scheduled for July 13 is unable to play that date.
Instead the new bluegrass band Rachel Burge and Blue Dawning will be playing July 13.
All shows start at 7:oo
Admission is $5 adults, $3 under 12, and under 3 free
( except June 8th and June 28th shows are $10 )
27 Saturday Allegheny Outback Bluegrass
Allegheny Outback is a dynamic bluegrass band based in and around Webster County.
They have been a perennial favorite and are back again this year for our opening night,
playing their own special blend of traditional bluegrass.
Shown in the picture is longtime member Delmer Clevenger who passed away this year. He will be missed by many fans of bluegrass.
4 Saturday The Gabeharts
Jim & Valerie Gabehart’s excellent adventure began when they married in 1981, and their musical partnership has lasted 30 years (and counting).
Jim & Valerie have been hitting the stage with enthusiasm and excitement, playing every sort of imagineable venue. While firmly rooted in traditional bluegrass music, they have composed original songs and arrangements and offer not only great music but also experience and professionalism.
http://Jim and Valerie Gabehart
11 Saturday Smith & Company
Smith & Company Bluegrass is a hard driving/high energy bluegrass band that will get your toes a tapping
and will send your mind on a journey through a song that will either touch your heart from a beautiful ballad,
make you laugh from a funny song such as Five-Pound of Possum or even get you to dancing. This four member band
truly enjoys performing and interacting with all those who have come to hear many of their bluegrass favorites,
including gospel as well as some of our original songs. This band has three-part harmony that can be rivaled by
Smith & Company Bluegrass is available for public and private functions including weddings, picnics, homecomings, company functions, benefits, festivals, reunions, birthday parties or even a “GET TOGETHER JUST TO HAVE A GOOD TIME” party.
All of our music is the genuine acoustic bluegrass music consisting of lead vocals, as well as three-part harmony, up-right bass, mandolin, guitar and banjo. “Just Hav’in Fun” is our motto and Entertaining is our middle name.
18 Saturday Break Mountain
Expert bluegrass music from Marion County WV with Chris Weatherly, Richard Ott, Kenny Kendall, and Bill McCartney.
25 Saturday West Virginia Travelers
Bluegrass from Braxton County, West Virginia.
Don Riffle - guitar
John Douglas - guitar
Rad Lewis - banjo
Jerry Lewis - fiddle
Larry Wilson - mandolin
Jerry Samples - bass
Bruce Jones - dobro
1 Saturday Down to Earth
Bluegrass from the Buckhannon area.
Josh Lanham - banjo
Kaleb McNemar - bass
Seth Marstiller - mandolin
Robert Russell - guitar
8 Saturday Smith & Gregory
seats for this show are $10 and advance tickets recommended
Great Original Music from Nashville Songwriters Gerald Smith & Clinton Gregory.
Gerald appeared on TV's Hee-Haw and wrote the #1 Country hits-What Part of No Don't You Understand,
& Every Second, among others.
Songwriter Gerald Smith is originally from Statesboro GA and has resided in Nashville TN since 1985. A prolific writer, Smith penned such number one hits as "What Part of No" for Lorrie Morgan and "Every Second” for Colin Raye. He's also written songs for George Strait, George Jones, Johnny Rodriquez, Justin McBride and many others.
Gerald appeared as the "Georgia Quacker" on the nationally syndicated Hee Haw and Nashville Now shows in the 70's and 80's. Gerald has performed on stage with such greats as Barbara Mandrell, Jerry Reed, Ricky Van Shelton, Waylon Jennings, George Lindsey, Buck Trent, Roy Acuff, Percy Sledge, Grandpa Jones, Mike Snider, T. Graham Brown, Minnie Pearl, LuLu Roman, Roni Stoneman and many more.
Clinton Gregory is an American country and bluegrass singer, songwriter, and fiddler. He has recorded seven studio albums, primarily on independent labels, and has charted eleven singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts.
15 Saturday Miller's Creek
Band members are Ken Scoggins, Doug Rankin, Furman Whitmire, and Jeff
Ken Scoggins & Miller's Creek is a traditional, all acoustic bluegrass band from South Carolina. Formed in 1999, Miller's Creek has been performing for receptive crowds at many large bluegrass venues. The band has logged nearly 10,000 miles per month during its busiest seasons and has produced five recording projects. The band receives a significant amount of both radio and television programming each year. Current and former members have worked with the Larry Stephenson, Marty Raybon, and Raymond Fairchild Bands.
The Little Roy and Lizzy Show
seats for this show are $10 and advance tickets recommended
We're excited to have Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long back again this summer. They have wowed the sell-out
crowd for the past three years with their unique combination of musical talent, humor, and antics.
29 Saturday Matt Brewster Band
Soulful, rocking, country music from Nicholas County.
Randy Brown- Drums Beckley boy. Played in Several bands in the Beckley area including the crowd pleasing Slick Willy.
Jim Pino- Lead Guitar and backup vocals. Pretty much same Bio as Randy.
Scott Workman- Bass and Backup Vocals. Summersville boy, played in Several local bands and also did some time touring with Jason Mitchell out of Nashville. He also plays in Slick Willy, and "Big Daddy and the Mudcats".
Matt Brewster- so much to say, just kidding. I am just a country boy that has vowed to bring soulful, rocking, country music to anyone and everyone who is willing to listen. I always try to leave everything I got on stage and I always want the crowd to leave knowing I did just that. I have coined the term "Brewster Revolution" to represent this movement of music.
5 Friday Full Cirkle
Good friends, Patty, Phil, Ronnie, Pat, Gregg and Mark make up the group FULL CIRKLE.
Playing together for over 30 years under a variety of different names, FULL CIRKLE has
done just as they are called, they have come “full circle”.
This group of players and singers has bounced from
Easy Listening to Classic Variety Rock and Roll, to the 60’s music, and even the present.
Classics, as well as some of their own, even fronting such groups as Shenandoah, the Vandells and Chris Cagle.Coming from Philippi, WV, home of the 1st Land Battle of the Civil War, we are:
FULL CIRKLE Classic Variety Philippi, WV 26416
6 Saturday Blue Steel
Blue Steel Bluegrass is from North Central West Virginia and consists of Dave Matheny on the 5-string banjo, Nathaniel Linger on the mandolin, Tracy Curtis on the upright bass, Ryan Oldaker on the guitar, and Leanne Dotson with lead vocals. Occasionally, the group features Molly and Justin Riffle with vocals, fiddle and guitar. This WV native bluegrass band blends gospel and country with a hard driving bluegrass sound. The band has performed at private parties, convention centers, festivals and various music halls.
13 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".
Rita "Nessie" Hunt sings lead and brings her own flare to a traditional style of banjo picking to the group. Growing up and picking in her family band “The Bluegrass Troubadours” she got an early start to bluegrass at the age of thirteen. Later in life she met her husband and they both played for “Blue Rockin’ Grass”.
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.
19 Friday Marteka & William
Bluegrass pickers; Marteka, 15-yo, and brother William, 12-yo, play the Old Flatt and Scruggs style of bluegrass. They have recently played Wheeling Jamboree USA in Wheeling, WV with Buddy Griffin, where they will be performing again in the spring. Also, earlier this month they were invited to Lexington, KY where they performed on Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour with bluegrass legend JD Crowe. The entire show will be airing on PBS television and Blue Highways TV sometime in the summer, and will be heard on radio in over 170 countries. They have also performed at Mountaineer Opry House in Milton among many other places. They will be performing March 30, at Sagebrush Round-Up in Fairmont at 7 p.m., at Feast of the Ramson at the Richwood auditorium April 20, at 11 a.m., Jerry's Run Summer Theater July 19th at 7 p.m. They will also be performing several benefit shows also during the summer.
20 Saturday Falling Run Bluegrass Band
The Falling Run Bluegrass Band plays and sings traditional bluegrass,
including standards from the golden era and lesser-known chestnuts
as well as their own compositions. The band has played many events in
the Appalachian region over the past 15 years, including festivals weddings,
parties, clubs and university functions.
Zach Fanok is a Morgantown native. Zach is a master fiddler, winning numerous contests, and an alumnus of the East Tennessee State University “Pride Band.” ETSU is the only university in America to offer a bluegrass program and boasts of alumni such as Adam Steffey, Tim Stafford and Barry Bailes who have played in bands with Alison Kraus. Zach is currently working toward another degree from Fairmont State University.
Ray Hicks was born in Madisonville Tennessee in 1942. He began playing guitar in 1958 and immediately took an interest in traditional music, learned from local musicians, records and off the radio. Ray’s influences include Bill Monroe, Jimmy Rodgers, and The Carter Family. Ray joined the faculty of forestry at West Virginia University in 1978 and has played in numerous bluegrass and oldtime bands over the past 40 years.
Aaron Holley is a fine musician and a great bass player from Cabell County who has mastered several styles, including the Rock-a-billy “slapping” style. Aaron also has a fine singing voice and uses it to good effect on several songs. Aaron also plays with well-known local player, Bobby Maynard, in his home area. He is currently a student in Forest Resources at WVU.
Tim Selman, along with Ray is an original member of the FRBB and a 3rd generation banjo player hailing from Webster County. Tim now lives in the Morgantown area and is one of the best Scruggs-style players anywhere. Tim adds the baritone vocals, and sometimes the lead, to trios and adds several original compositions to the FRBB repertoire. Tim is an accomplished luthier who builds top-of-the-line banjos.
Tiffany Underwood plays mandolin and adds one of the finest bluegrass voices anywhere to the FRBB. She has a rich strong voice and can sing lead or harmony with equal effect. Tiffany is a native of Raleigh County but now makes her home in Morgantown where she also plays with the band Break Iron.
3 Saturday Band Wagon
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 Stratton 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)
Vearl Ray (originally from Nicholas County and all over) has been playing music for over 35 years. He is a mutlti instrumentalist and a singer. He has been in several bands through out the years such as Weirknot Brothers, Mountain Magic, Whirl Wind, Bluegass Heritage, The West Virginia Travelers, The Gruven Bros, and Leather Britches and vertually everyone that can stay up past 10pm. (Vocals and Banjo)
Dennis Elliott from Lincoln County has been playing for several years in church and with a local band in Logan County that has their own radio show. (Vocals and Guitar)
Josh Ray (son of Vearl) is from Nicholas County WV. He 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.
10 Saturday   Chester Winkler
Chester Winkler is from Webster Springs, WV. He plays a variety of classic rock, country, and gospel.
17 Saturday Laurel Creek
Jerry Hamrick – guitar, Jason Bragg – banjo, Carl Hypes – guitar and vocals, Jousha Brown – mandolin, fiddle, vocals, Kim Brown – bass, fiddle, vocals, Laurel Creek is a talented six member bluegrass band from the Summersville area. They perform a blend of traditional bluegrass and gospel, showcasing their skillful vocal harmonies.
30 Friday Common Tradition
Mark Gainer...Vocals and Guitar
Rob Hoover...Vocals and Lead Guitar
Ron McCauley...Vocals and Bass Guitar
Tom Landis...Vocals and Pedal Steel
Classic country & Gospel Music From The Hills Of West Virginia
31 Saturday Mark Chapman
Mark Allen Chapman is a Southern Gospel soloist from in Medina, Ohio. He travels throughout Ohio, West Virginia and surrounding states captivating audiences with his warmth, uplifting Christian message, and powerful vocals.
7 Saturday Brass Trigger Band
This band is from Gassaway WV and they play a variety of southern rock and country.
J.R. Girod, Guitar & Vocals
Randy Hamrick, Guitar & Vocals
Chuck Bickel, Guitar & Vocals
Sooner Knight, Bass & Vocals
Tom Adams, Drums & Percussion
Greg Waters, Keys & Vocals
Bill Kuhn, Horns & Vocals
Brandy Taylor, Vocals
14 Saturday Flashback
This group plays music that "flashes back" to the bluegrass preformed about 30 or 40 years ago. The band consists of: the lively John Truman, from Mill Run, WV and his band.
21 Saturday Cherry Run
28 Saturday Soldiers of the Cross
Soldiers of the Cross, is a bluegrass gospel group from Buckhannon, WV.
Musicians include: Kevin Johnson – bass, Ernie Johnson – banjo, Chad Lewis – banjo, Dan Blake – guitar
5 Saturday Norfolk & Southern
Mark Gainer---Rhythm Guitar, Mark Lynch---Mandolin, Rick Cleavenger---Banjo,
Jerry Helmick---Lead Guitar, Mark Matheny---Bass
"Norfolk and Southern" is a north central West Virginia-based bluegrass and gospel band playing a mixture of traditional, contemporary, and original material along with good, clean humor for a action packed show for all ages. They were chosen to play at the grand opening of Carhartt Company headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.