Heritage Farm Spring Festival

Mountain Color joined Dennis and Gary (A.K.A. The Stoney Point String Band) to play on a beautiful afternoon at the Heritage Farm and Village Museum in Huntington, WV.   We gathered at what I would call an outdoor interactive museum that is similar to Williamsburg in Virginia.   The farm is made up of multiple structures with re-enactors depicting life in early Appalachia, mostly West Virginia.

To fully appreciate, and describe, all that this museum has to offer you should read the details at their website:  http://www.heritagefarmmuseum.com/    Would also recommend reading the following article about Mike Perry who founded such a wonderful museum.We established ourselves at the picnic area across from the children’s petting zoo and museum building and began to play many of our favorite songs such as “Old Horse and Buggy,” “Red Prairie Dawn,” “Waterbound,” and others.   Lots of people would stop to listen and enjoy the music.

Our band continues to learn new songs.   This is a never ending adventure and allows for our enjoyment of music to never get dull.   On Sundays Edna continues to host other Old Time players  in the Huntington area who bring new tunes to learn.   When David and John come for a visit you can depend on them to bring something else for the band to try and they can be other types of tunes like pop, folk, or gospel.    Over this weekend, we learned a new tune written by Brian Bowers and Bob Danoff the latter co-wrote “Take me Home, Country Roads.”   This new tune speaks of how good it is to learn a new song and it is called “Friend for Life.”   Here is a video of this song performed by Brian Bowers.   Enjoy!!!