October highlights the diversity of musical styles and talents that regularly appear on the Pocahontas County Opera House stage. The 2010-2011 performance series continues with the acoustic music of West Virginia's own Heidi Muller and Bob Webb on Oct. 9. Next in the line-up is the rocking Beatles tribute band, Hard Day's Night, on Oct. 23.
Each concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for each show are $7 at the door. Children 12 and younger are admitted free of charge.
Heidi Muller and Bob Webb perform an eclectic mix of original songs, traditional tunes and contemporary instrumentals. Based in Charleston, their shows feature Muller's songwriting and crystalline vocals backed by both guitar and Appalachian dulcimer, and Webb adds electric cello and mandolin to the mix.
BOB WEBB AND HEIDI MULLER
HARD DAY’S NIGHT
They have appeared at the NewSong Festival, Augusta Heritage Center, Central Florida Dulcimer and Autoharp Festival, Tumbleweed Festival and Seattle Folklore Society concerts. They have shared the stage with Bill Staines, Robin and Linda Williams, Crooked Still, Kate Campbell, John Smith and Small Potatoes. They released their first CD together, "Seeing Things," in late 2005.
Two weeks later, on Oct. 23, come experience a show that will transport you back in time. Take an exciting and nostalgic trip back to when things were a bit less complicated in our lives - a time that saw four lads from Liverpool create both a musical and social revolution that affected many lives then and the way people listen to music today.
There will never be another Beatles. Hard Day's Night, the band, respects this. In fact, the band holds The Beatles in the highest regard while performing their live shows. But just for two hours, imagine it is February 1964. "Beatlemania" is taking the world by storm, and The Beatles decided to make Marlinton a stop on their world tour.
Hard Day's Night, the band, strongly encourages the audience to clap, sing along and do whatever moves them. This show is one you will not soon forget, an official said.
These performances are part of the 2010-2011 Performance Series sponsored by the Pocahontas County Opera House Foundation with financial assistance through a grant from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. Financial support is also provided by Pocahontas County Drama, Fairs and Festivals. Tickets are $7 at the door. Children 12 and younger are admitted free of charge.
The Pocahontas County Opera House is located at 818 Third Ave. in Marlinton. For information on other upcoming Opera House events, visit www.pocahontasoperahouse.org or call the Opera House at 304-799-6645.