The Hillbilly Gypsies
Hailing from the beautiful Mountain State of West Virginia, The Hillbilly Gypsies have been making and performing their own brand of old time bluegrass and original mountain music for well over a decade! Formed in 2001 from a chance meeting at the now infamous Wednesday night old time jam in Morgantown, WV; The Hillbilly Gypsies have been pickin' n’ grinnin' and entertaining their loyal fans ever since.
ZEN music is not an individual matter, but a collective endeavor. It involves the music, the listeners, those who want to share space with us. We would like to think that is what ZEN music does for people. ZEN music penetrates that “happy place” in us all, unimpeded and pure.
Jacob's Ferry Stragglers
The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from old-time, bluegrass, country, jazz, rockabilly and swing styles to create their tight, high-energy string band music. Well-crafted original songs with emotional depth, masterful picking, and resonant vocal harmonies combine to forge new territories and a fresh take on Appalachian Americana music. Band members Gary Antol, Libby Eddy, Ed Croft and Joe Dep hail from the mountains and river towns of southwestern Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.
19th Street Band
With a chemistry and stage presence similar to Johnny & June, they tend to captivate audiences just by being themselves. Having good, simple fun. Making sweet, simple rock and roll. The two combine their instrumental talents with strong harmonies and high energy, bringing genuine joy to the show and instantly connecting to every audience.
The Halftime String Band
The Halftime String Band has entertained audiences throughout the Appalachian region, and as far away as Alaska, with their unique blend of acoustic Americana music. Often described as "jam grass", the band's music covers a wide array of musical styles, including original compositions and unique arrangements and medleys.
Nina Sharp and Rocky Hebb
Hollerwood's Nina Sharp and Rocky Hebb have performed for years opening for Country Music's greatest stars like Billy Ray Cyrus, Sawyer Brown, Joe Nichols, Darryl Worley, Kellie Pickler and many more. Nina and Rocky are now the featured performers in West Virginia's only dinner theatre, the Gandy Dancer Theatre.
Twelve-year-old Gracie Metheny from Elkins, West Virginia just may be the Mountain State's next shining Star. Gracie, in the seventh grade at Elkins Middle School, has been singing since age five and playing the guitar since age seven. Gracie previously opened for Cody Wickline, from Season 8 of The Voice, and won the Third Annual Owen Bradley Talent Search in Westmoreland, Tennessee in September 2015. Since then, Gracie has become a Nashville recording artist releasing her first original single, "Unspeakable", in August 2016. Gracie recorded a video for "Unspeakable" to be released in the upcoming months. Gracie performs the West Virginia Cares Festival with Seth Maynard, Drew Bowyer, Jeremy Harris and Chris Newsom.