John Denver, Ernie Barnes, Bill Withers discussed on RMWorld Travel Connection with Robert & Mary Carey and Rudy Maxa


One is right across the aisle from the other one is the West Virginia Museum of Music. The other is the proper Hall of Fame. Which features all of our inductees, and you'll see displays about music from the coal fields. We have, uh, we have displays for each of our eight. Uh, classes of induct. He's starting from 2000 and seven. We have lots of memorabilia. We have Ah, an incredible painting that Bill Withers commissioned from African American painter. Ernie Barnes about his song Grandma's hands. We have Hazel Dick and stand up bass, and she was just a total ground breaker and the term and been bluegrass and You know women in bluegrass, um all kinds of instruments and old Victrola says. It's a fascinating display. Literally. Michael. We only got a minute left. But I think of bluegrass when I think of West Virginia, having lived in Washington, D C for a long time and having gone to bluegrass festivals and West Virginia, can you give me 30? Seconds on that? Yeah, well, that's where a lot of people think of country bluegrass traditional gospel. One of the things I wanted to do was stretch those borders. And there's a large history of opera of rock of soul of You know, every kind of music just like every other state. One Quick one is Jack Rollins from West Virginia wrote Frosty the Snowman and Peter Cottontail. Oh, and he's a West Virginia man. Yep. Mm hmm. That is another quick, quick 12 of the founding members of Parliament Funkadelic work from West Virginia. All right, all right. Now, I just gotta get John Denver to start. You know, someone to say if it turns out John Denver was born in West Virginia. Well, you don't have to be born here, but It doesn't hurt. And very briefly is when is the museum opens it seven days a week like him all? No, it's all were Friday, Saturday and Sunday and we're going to hopefully expand those hours..

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