The Crooked Tune will air on West Va. Public TV 2 p.m. January 18.

Oh the manifestations of a film. First there was just the making of this film, eight years, but who is counting. Then the festival circuits, which included several versions ¬†of The Crooked Tune, ranging from 90 minutes to 30 minutes to 15 minutes. And now finally a true airing of this film. Since we started … Continue reading The Crooked Tune will air on West Va. Public TV 2 p.m. January 18.

The Passing of Lester McCumbers (A belated appreciation) August 15, 1921 to January 26, 2015

Lester McCumbers was more than West Virginia’s last old world, old time fiddler. A man no doubt born into the remoteness of mountains and music and soaked it up in a regional style that over decades stood as a highly cherished remainder¬†of an archaic sound that has recently caught the modern ear. The New York … Continue reading The Passing of Lester McCumbers (A belated appreciation) August 15, 1921 to January 26, 2015