Little Lights- The Company Stores (Official Video)
In December 2019, we took the stage at Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia for our 5th Annual Holiday Show. We ended the night with "Little Lights", the title track from our second album, joined by The Opus Chorale of West Virginia. Big thanks to The Folkway for their amazing work, as well as the awesome fans that made this show an amazing night. This song is dedicated to the friends we've lost, that live on through the people that knew and loved them.
Exploring the Ruins of Dun Glen w/ West Virginia Explorer
Dave Sibray is the publisher of West Virginia Explorer, the chief guide to travel and history in West Virginia since 1999. This week The Folkway and West Virginia Explorer teamed up to explore the ruins of the ghost town of Dun Glen, a small mining settlement atop a mountain deep in the New River Gorge just outside of Thurmond. Named after the famous Dun Glen Hotel, this mining community was home to roughly 20 families and included a small company store. Little is left of this small community aside from a few erected chimneys, scattered metal wash bins, piles of cut stone, and a lone stone structure rooted in the ground. Like many old mining towns in the Mountain State, Dun Glen is a mere shadow of what it used to be, a lost city with history long forgotten. Learn more by visiting wvexplorer.com or following West Virginia Explorer's Facebook page. Follow us: thefolkway.com facebook.com/thefolkway instagram.com/thefolkway For business inquires, email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kentucky Coal Miners Who Stopped A Train
"Black Gold of Harlan County" follows the Blackjewel coal miners in Harlan County, Kentucky who stopped a train from leaving a mine in protest of bounced checks and no pay. Follow Us: thefolkway.com instagram.com/thefolkway facebook.com/thefolkway email@example.com
This West Virginia Native is Bringing the Blacksmith Back
Bennett Life started forging metals at the age of 14 with his very own forge he built himself. Since then, he's dedicated blacksmithing as his life's work, forging incredible pieces of work such as knives, furniture, and decorative ironworks. Bennett is the owner of @lifesforge. Follow us: thefolkway.com instagram.com/thefolkway firstname.lastname@example.org
A Look Inside West Virginia's Flatwoods Monster Museum
Take a peek inside the Flatwoods Monster Museum in Sutton, West Virginia, filled with interesting tales and characters, dating back to the infamous sighting in 1952 to the interesting people that frequent the museum today. Special thanks to the incredible Art Direction by Sean Laishley. Also Special thanks to the Flatwoods Monster Museum. Follow us: thefolkway.com instagram.com/thefolkway facebook.com/thefolkway And check out the video on YouTube and subscribe! https://youtu.be/EAS4t44J2Pw
WV's Andrew Adkins Performs "Fragile Heart" Live From His Front Porch
We sat down with West Virginia's folk singer/songwriter Andrew Adkins and recorded a live set featuring three of his most genuine songs. Here he performs “Fragile Heart" off his newest album "Who I Am." "I remember every word, of every lesson I've learned, even the ones that tore me apart, they all shape this fragile heart," Adkins sings. Watch our last video featuring Andrew performing “Burning the Tires Off” here: https://youtu.be/paUnw76gQvo These videos were made possible by the Appalachian Folk Online Music Festival, a livestream music festival featuring a dozen incredible folk artists pickin’ their banjo music from all across the Appalachian hills. Tune in on Facebook June 20th starting @ NOON where you can see Andrew as well other talented musicians throughout the Appalachian region.
Andrew Adkins Performs "Curtain Bridge"
Andrew Adkins performs "Curtain Bridge" Live from his own backyard. This video was made possible by the Appalachian Folk Festival Livestream, an online music festival featuring a dozen folk artists pickin' their banjo music from across the Appalachian hills. Catch Andrew along with other talented musicians JUNE 20th @ NOON on Facebook!
Andrew Adkins Performs "Burning the Tires Off" Live From His Front Porch
We sat down with West Virginia's folk singer/songwriter Andrew Adkins while he performed "Burning the Tires Off," in this intimate set performed on his own front porch. This folk ballad recounting his first vehicle, a 1969 Chevy truck his father gifted him at the age of 14, radiates with nostalgia of childhood youth, American industrial spirit, and the father-son relationship. "My first love came in pieces, my daddy bought her for me, '69 revisited, 1993," Adkins sings. This video was made possible by the Appalachian Folk Festival Livestream, an online music festival featuring a dozen incredible folk artists pickin’ their banjo music from all across the Appalachian region. Tune in on Facebook June 20th starting @ NOON where you can see Andrew as well as other talented musicians throughout these hills. 🪕 🎶