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This 24-Year-Old Co-Owns a Tap House in Fayetteville, West Virginia
Cassidy Bayes co-owns the Southside Junction Tap House in Fayetteville, West Virginia. With 18 constantly rotating beers on tap and delicious food, this tap house has become a favorite among locals and tourists both. Head over to the Tap House on this cold and snowy day and cozy up with a locally brewed beer and their delicious, heart-warming chili! Follow Us: thefolkway.com facebook.com/thefolkway instagram.com/thefolkway firstname.lastname@example.org For business inquiries, or if you have an interesting story you want told email us at: email@example.com
Cooking with Wood Iron Eatery
Jeff Toth moved back to the east coast and found himself in the small town of Fayetteville, West Virginia, where he started Wood Iron Eatery, an upbeat cafe and espresso bar that's become a local favorite. A chef-driven restaurant, Wood Iron Eatery prides itself on it's execution of classic yet delicious dishes. You can find Wood Iron Eatery in Fayetteville, West Virginia. Follow us: thefolkway.com facebook.com/thefolkway @thefolkway firstname.lastname@example.org For business inquiries, feel free to email us at email@example.com!
Brewing Craft Beer with The Freefolk Brewery
After graduating from WVU, Jeff Edwards came back home and started The Freefolk Brewery. Embracing West Virginian culture, this nanobrewery believes in crafting things. "Craf beer. Craft culture. Craft life." Check out The Freefolk Brewery in Fayetteville, West Virginia. The Folkway Film Festival is March 18th, 2020 at 7PM at Cathedral Cafe 134 S Court Street Fayetteville, WV! Be sure to buy your tickets on our Facebook event page! All ticket sales are donated to the New River Humane Society. Submission DEADLINE is March 6th!
Bigfoot, Mothman, Hatfields & McCoys: This West Virginia Brewery Dedicates its Beer to Local Culture
"Get Out, Explore, Bring Beer" is the motto of Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company, a craft beer brewery located in Southern West Virginia. Whether its Bigfoot, Mothman, or the Hatfields & McCoys, these folks brew their beer in the name of West Virginia culture. To learn more or check out their selection of beer, visit their Facebook Page, follow their Instagram, or visit gvbc.beer. Check us out on YouTube: Follow us: thefolkway.com facebook.com/thefolkway @thefolkway firstname.lastname@example.org If you have an interesting story you want told The Folkway, reach out to us via email; email@example.com
This WV Brewery Won the World Beer Cup
Parkersburg Brewing Company is home to the 2018 World Beer Cup for its American-Style Brown Ale, the Cell Block 304. Malty, caramelly, and nutty, this beer beat out 77 other entries across the globe. The 2018 World Beer Cup is the first international gold medal ever received in the state of West Virginia. “We joke all the time: we’re just making beer and drinking beer. And that’s all we really care about. We can just focus on the beer. And do it at a high level. And compete with everybody around the world,” Co-Owner Curt Tennant says. Follow us for more videos like these: thefolkway.com @thefolkway Facebook.com/thefolkway If you’d like to be featured on Brews & Bistros or have any business inquiries, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Surfing West Virginia's Gauley River
The dam that releases into the Gauley River in Summersville, West Virginia only releases 7 weekends out of the year and in that limited time there are incredible surfing opportunities. Follow us: thefolkway.com Instagram.com/thefolkway Facebook.com/thefolkway email@example.com
The Backyard Fisherman Making it Big on YouTube
Jonathan Hardman started Hardman Fishing Adventures a little over a year ago to share his love for both fishing and the outdoors. Jon is notably popular for his ability to catch fish in peculiar places such as small creeks running through backyards to drainage pipes alongside the road. Catch Jon and his brother Andrew on YouTube at Hardman Fishing Adventures! Be sure to check out the video on YouTube and subscribe! https://youtu.be/4tHCdOXQCc0 Follow us: thefolkway.com instagram.com/thefolkway facebook.com/thefolkway For business inquiries, or if you have an interesting story you want told, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. 🪕 🎶
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.
How West Virginia's Walter DeBarr Found His Voice
Walter DeBarr is a singer/songwriter from Charleston, West Virginia. Battling addiction for over a decade Walter is now in recovery and an up-and-coming musician that's raspy voice, folksy guitar riffs, and genuine lyrics strike a chord with the soul. Filled with both hope and restored happiness, he spreads love whenever and wherever he can, often sharing hugs with friends and strangers alike. Walter's message is both hopeful and heartbreaking and believes that no one should feel alone because for so long in his life, he felt the same. Walter's debut EP "We Fall, We Break" was released December 1st, 2019 and is available on Apple Music, Google Play, and Spotify. Be sure to check Walter's music out and, as he likes to put it, "send love." Special thanks to Sam's Uptown Cafe for allowing us to show up unannounced to film. Much love. Check out Walter's Facebook page Walter DeBarr Music or follow him on Instagram @walterdebarrmusic Follow Us: thefolkway.com instagram.com/thefolkway facebook.com/thefolkway For business in inquiries or if you have an interesting story to tell, email us: email@example.com
Folk Trio Cypress Live from the Hills of West Virginia
Watch the folk trio Cypress live from the hills of West Virginia. This video was made possible by the Appalachian Folk Festival Livestream, premiering on Facebook May 23rd from 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Cypress opens the Appalachian Folk Festival Livestream at 12:00 PM. Catch them streaming live followed by other awesome bands across the Appalachian Region. Would you like to be featured in The Folkway? Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us: @thefolkway facebook.com/thefolkway thefolkway.com
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!
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.
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
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com