“We are musicians in West Virginia – the heart of America’s Appalachian Mountains. Like many people here, several of us trace our ancestry to immigrants who came to this place from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Wales, and England in search of a new life. They brought with them their music and independent spirits, and settled in our beautiful forested hills and isolated green valleys. These roots can be heard in “traditional” mountain music and probably influence the special way that Celtic music tends to resonate with people in our region.
For us it has meant a special attraction to traditional songs and tunes from Celtic lands. This, along with the many contemporary musical influences of our life in America — rock and roll, folk, bluegrass, big band, classical, country music, the Beatles and “British Invasion” of the ‘60’s — and a strong connection to our home in these mountains, lends a distinctive Appalachian Celtic flavor to our music.”
“This is real and genuine old-time from the hills of West Virginia, brought right off the stump! It’s local music, the tunes come from the heart, and we have a blood connection to it. Although many of the older generation of West Virginia fiddlers such as Wilson Douglas, Lester McCumbers, Lee Triplett, and Harvey Sampson are no longer with us, their style of fiddling is alive and well in the hands of the Modock Rounders. All they need is about 10 square feet and an audience who’s ready to have a great time. They’ll play at the drop of a hat & they’ll even drop the hat! From local square dances to old-time music festivals, be sure and check out the Modock Rounders when they’re playing in your area.”
“Based in Charleston, West Virginia, Pale Nova was formed in February 2016, after it’s members who have played in other projects together wanted to try something they thought could be special. Pale Nova crafts driving rock tunes with a chill vibe, combining Americana, roots-rock, and some extended jams and tasteful soloing. Pale Nova has been classified as an indie rock band that has moved up the ranks quickly and has already established itself as a growing and popular band. Live performances vary from acoustic to electric and a combination of both. Future plans include a full album release in 2017, and live dates throughout the region.”