Past Performers

Capitol Steps

Capitol Steps

The Capitol Steps are a troupe of Congressional staffers-turned-comedians who travel the States satirizing the very people and places that once employed them. The Steps perform over 500 shows a year all over the country. Many of the Steps ignored […]

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Steep Canyon Rangers

Steep Canyon Rangers

The Steep Canyon Rangers are living, picking proof that bluegrass music can adapt to its times without losing its history and that artistry plus dedication can – even in this era of music business uncertainty – launch a major career. In just ten […]

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The Campbell Brothers

The Campbell Brothers

The Campbell Brothers present Sacred Steel: African-American gospel music with electric steel guitar and vocal.  This vital, yet little known, American tradition in music has begun making the move from sanctuary to concert hall where secular […]

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West Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops

Hear your favorite holiday music complete with the special touches and unique arrangements only Maestro Cooper and the WVSO can provide. Always a favorite, Home for the Holidays is an unforgettable celebration of the season.  Performance […]

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Judy Collins

Judy Collins

Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes. Her impressive career has spanned more than 50 years. At 13, Judy Collins made her public debut performing Mozart's Concerto for […]

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Ben Williams and Sound Effect

Ben Williams and Sound Effect

Bassist Ben Williams is going places.  A DC native and Michigan State graduate, Williams won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2009.  He has performed with the likes of Wynton Marsalis and Terence Blanchard, and most recently has […]

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Marty Stuart

Marty Stuart

Since starting out singing gospel as a child, the bluegrass stint with Lester Flatt in the '70s, the six years with Johnny Cash in the '80s, and coming up with his smash "hillbilly rock" hits of the '90s, the four time GRAMMY-winner, platinum […]

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Dance Brazil

Dance Brazil

For over thirty years, DanceBrazil has thrilled audiences across the Unites States and throughout the world with its dazzling artistry, which is inspired by the cultural tapestry of Brazil. Whether in the streets or on stage in the most prestigious […]

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Montclaire String Quartet

Montclaire String Quartet

The Montclaire String Quartet is the Quartet-in -Residence of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. In addition to performing its own four-concert series in Charleston and recitals around the state, each of the Quartet members serve as the principal […]

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David Wax Museum

David Wax Museum

The David Wax Museum fuses traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock to create an utterly unique Mexo-Americana aesthetic. Combining Latin rhythms, call-and-response hollering, and donkey jawbone rattling, they have electrified […]

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Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

Ricky Skaggs struck his first chords on a mandolin over 50 years ago. Now this 14-time Grammy Award winner is doing his part to lead the recent roots revival in music.  With 12 consecutive Grammy-nominated classics behind him, all from his own […]

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Chris Thile

Chris Thile

Chris Thile, of Punch Brothers, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. With his broad outlook that encompasses progressive bluegrass, classical, rock and jazz, Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres, creating a […]

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Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell is that rarest of entities – a genuine jazz and blues singer – who can sing virtually anything. Her voice is full blown feminity incarnate; a dusky, stalwart and soulful instrument that radiates interpretive power yet remains […]

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West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Hear your favorite holiday music complete with the special touches and unique arrangements only Maestro Cooper and the WVSO can provide. Always a favorite, "Home for the Holidays" is an unforgettable celebration of the season. Featuring soprano Lisa […]

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Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Spanish Harlem Orchestra

The Grammy Award winning, 13-piece Spanish Harlem Orchestra has quickly established itself as the curator of the tradition born in the integral East Side community known as “El Barrio.” In their brand new holiday program, Salsa Navidad, SHO will put […]

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Tom Hambridge and Friends

Tom Hambridge and Friends

Grammy-winning singer, songwriter & producer Tom Hambridge has had over 350 songs recorded by Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Susan Tedeschi, Delbert McClinton, BB King, Lynyrd Skynyrd, George Thorogood, and Rascal Flatts, just to name a few. Joining him […]

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Hot Club of San Francisco

Hot Club of San Francisco

Love songs and driving gypsy jazz are a combination made famous during the 20’s and 30’s in Paris by the legendary Hot Club de France, Django Reinhardt, and Stephane Grappelli. Following the First World War, the city became a gathering place for […]

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Caladh Nua

Caladh Nua

Caladh Nua is a tightly-knit, vibrant, and staggeringly talented band with its origins deeply rooted in the Southern counties of Ireland. Comprised of five versatile musicians and singers playing a wide selection of instruments - from banjo to […]

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Southern Soul Assembly Tour

Southern Soul Assembly Tour

Featuring JJ Grey, Anders Osborne, and Marc Broussard Three talented songwriters together on one stage for an amazing night of stories and songs, inspired by the roots of Southern Rock, Gospel, Funk and Blues. Opening Act: Cris Jacobs Performance […]

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Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet. Their performances embrace a diversity almost unthinkable - coming from just two banjos and one voice. Washburn’s beguiling composing, playing and […]

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Dailey & Vincent

Dailey & Vincent

One of the top Bluegrass bands in America! From the very beginning of their partnership in late 2007, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent quickly established themselves as fresh voices in their genre. The concoction of their fantastically powerful vocal […]

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Carrie Rodriguez & Luke Jacobs

Carrie Rodriguez & Luke Jacobs

Carrie Rodriguez came to attention a decade ago performing with singer-songwriter Chip Taylor. The Texas-born classically trained violinist/singer-songwriter delivers everything from dissonant rock fiddle solos to heartfelt ballads. Rodriguez has […]

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Doug Seegers

Doug Seegers

It's just your typical Music City story. A frequently homeless, 62-year-old singer-songwriter-guitarist gets discovered at a Nashville food pantry by a Swedish country music star, who helps him from the streets to superstardom in a country best […]

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Barbara Nissman

Barbara Nissman

Hailed as the “one of the last pianists in the grand Romantic tradition of Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and Rubinstein,” Barbara Nissman continues the grand bravura tradition of romantic pianism. Performer, writer, lecturer, and frequent guest […]

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Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

In 1977, The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in New Orleans began showcasing a traditional Crescent City brass band. It was a joining of two proud, but antiquated, traditions at the time: social and pleasure clubs dated back over a century to a […]

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Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play

Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play

Triple Play is the name given to three outstanding and versatile musicians, Peter Madcat Ruth (on harmonica, guitar, jaw harp, percussion & vocals), Joel Brown, (folk and classical acoustic guitar and vocals) and Chris Brubeck (electric bass, bass […]

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The Celtic Tenors

The Celtic Tenors

With a polished international reputation and just over a million album sales under their belts, The Celtic Tenors offer something truly unique. The skill, range and ability of world-class tenors combined with the personality and fun of genuine […]

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Fatoumata Diawara

Fatoumata Diawara

Perpetuating Mali’s rich musical tradition, Fatoumata Diawara presents a joyous mix of the vibrant and understated, combining songs about love, politics and empowerment. With arresting melodies soaring over intricate guitar and drum arrangements […]

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Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project featuring Tim O’Brien

Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project featuring Tim O’Brien

Focusing on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this collaboratory brings together some of North America's most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle and re-imagine traditional music. The […]

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Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega

American singer-songwriter known for her eclectic folk-inspired music.  Her songs juxtapose acoustic guitar-driven melodies with coolly synthesized beats and intensely personal lyrics with compelling, short story narratives.  Two of Vega's songs […]

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The Del McCoury Band

The Del McCoury Band

Born in York County, PA seventy five years ago, Del McCoury would once have seemed an unlikely candidate for legendary status. Bitten hard by the bluegrass bug when he heard Earl Scruggs' banjo in the early '50s. McCoury became a banjo picker […]

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BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

For the past 39 years, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet has been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet.  Born out of the rich Acadian ancestry of its members, and created and driven by bandleader Michael Doucet’s […]

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Sonny Knight & The Lakers

Sonny Knight & The Lakers

In the spring of 2013, Sonny and the Lakers hit the ground running – playing gigs a few short weeks after their first rehearsal. Within months they had grown into their own as a band. In the fall, they spent a long weekend at a cabin in Northern […]

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WV Symphony Orchestra’s “Home for the Holidays” with feature vocalist Randall Reid-Smith

WV Symphony Orchestra’s “Home for the Holidays” with feature vocalist Randall Reid-Smith

A holiday tradition in the Greenbrier Valley.  Hear your favorite holiday music complete with the special touches and unique arrangements only Maestro Cooper and the WVSO can provide. Always a favorite, "Home for the Holidays" is an unforgettable […]

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Capitol Steps

Capitol Steps

The Capitol Steps are a troupe of Congressional staffers-turned-comedians who travel the States satirizing the very people and places that once employed them. The Steps perform over 500 shows a year all over the country. DEC 10, 2015 […]

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Aaron Diehl

Aaron Diehl

In an era revolving around celebrity hype and mediocre entertainment, Columbus, Ohio native Aaron Diehl seeks to stand out as an artist in his generation to exemplify excellence, sophistication, and a fluency in the American musical vernacular. The […]

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Red Baraat

Red Baraat

The pioneering Brooklyn Bhangra band Red Baraat have made a name for themselves as one of the best live bands playing anywhere in the world. Led by dhol drummer Sunny Jain, the 8-piece (comprised of dhol, drumset, percussion, sousaphone, and 4 […]

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The Seldom Scene

The Seldom Scene

The band is back, and like an old friend coming around for a visit after being gone too long, the Scene pulls up some chairs and starts telling stories, and the time between just melts away. The group includes Rickie Simpkins, Dudley Connell, Lou […]

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Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom

Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom

The most poignant music is often inspired by watershed events in an artist’s life, and few occasions are more transformative than the arrival of one’s first child. For Allison Miller, the extraordinary drummer, composer, and leader of her band Boom […]

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Martin Sexton

Martin Sexton

Remember that mix tape your friend made you way back when...the one that's etched in your soul? Martin Sexton's concert is that musical cross-country trip, blazing through all territories of style, as you cruise through time and place...a charm […]

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