Huntersville Music Festival Collection

Title

Huntersville Music Festival Collection

Date

1973 - 1983

Description

The Pocahontas County Mountain Music and Bluegrass Festival was held in Huntersville, W.Va. from 1973 until 1983. In 1978 the festival was filmed by WMUL-TV in Huntington for the West Virginia Public Television Series "Sugar in the Gourd." The majority of the photographs in this collection were taken by the show's producer, Larry Hall.

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Place

Huntersville, W.Va.

Collection Items

Bobby Taylor Performing - Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival at Huntersville
West Virginia Fiddle Champion Bobby Taylor from Kanawha County, playing on stage at the Mountain Music Festival in Huntersville, W.Va. Filmed by WMUL-TV for the West Virginia Public Television Series "Sugar in the Gourd"

Dave Bing Performing - Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival at Huntersville
Dave Bing with the Bing Brothers from Huntington, playing fiddle on stage at the Mountain Music Festival in Huntersville, W.Va. Filmed by WMUL-TV for the West Virginia Public Television Series "Sugar in the Gourd"

Mr. and Mrs. Sloan Staggs Performing - Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival at Huntersville
Sloan Staggs, from Romney, plays the mandolin accompanied by his wife on guitar at the Mountain Music Festival In Huntersville, W.Va. Filmed by WMUL-TV for the West Virginia Public Television Series "Sugar in the Gourd"

Dancers in the Crowd at the Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival at Huntersville
Dancers in the Crowd at the Mountain Music Festival in Huntersville. Judy Galloway standing at left. Filmed by WMUL-TV for the West Virginia Public Television Series "Sugar in the Gourd"

Unidentified WMUL-TV Production Staff Member -Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival
Unidentified WMUL-TV Production Staff Member -Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival. Filmed by WMUL-TV for the West Virginia Public Television Series "Sugar in the Gourd"

Spectator at the Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival
Spectator at the Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival. Bessie Gray of Frost sitting behind the fence at far right. Filmed by WMUL-TV for the West Virginia Public Television Series "Sugar in the Gourd"

Richard Hefner and Unknown Musician Performing - Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival at Huntersville.
Richard Hefner at left, from Mill Point, playing on stage with the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys at the Mountain Music Festival in Huntersville, W.Va. Filmed by WMUL-TV for the West Virginia Public Television Series "Sugar in the Gourd"

The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys Performing - Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival at Huntersville
The Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys, from Mill Point, playing on stage at the Mountain Music Festival in Huntersville, W.Va. Left to right: Bruce Johnson on fiddle; Richard Hefner on banjo; Harley Carpenter on guitar; Dave Sizemore on bass; Unknown on…

Bruce Johnson and Richard Hefner Performing - Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival
Bruce Johnson at left on fiddle and Richard Hefner at right on banjo performing on stage at the Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival in Huntersville, W.Va. Filmed by WMUL-TV for the West Virginia Public Television Series "Sugar in the Gourd"

Unknown Guitar Player performing - Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival
Unknown Guitar Player with the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys performing on stage at the Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival in Huntersville, W.Va. Filmed by WMUL-TV for the West Virginia Public Television Series "Sugar in the Gourd"

Allen Johnson and Bob Wooling Performing - Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival at Huntersville
Allen Johnson, from Dunmore, playing upright bass and Bob Wooling on the washtub bass performing on stage at the Mountain Music Festival in Huntersville, W.Va. Filmed by WMUL-TV for the West Virginia Public Television Series "Sugar in the Gourd"

Festival Attendees - Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival at Huntersville
Festival Attendees - Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival at Huntersville. Filmed by WMUL-TV for the West Virginia Public Television Series "Sugar in the Gourd"

Unknown Mandolin Player - Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival
Unknown Mandolin Player performing on state at the Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival in Huntersville, W.Va. Filmed by WMUL-TV for the West Virginia Public Television Series "Sugar in the Gourd"

Festival Attendees - Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival at Huntersville
Festival Attendees - Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival in Huntersville, W.Va. Filmed by WMUL-TV for the West Virginia Public Television Series "Sugar in the Gourd"

Unidentified Muscians on Stage -Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival
Unidentified Muscians on Stage at the Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival in Huntersville, W.Va. Filmed by WMUL-TV for the West Virginia Public Television Series "Sugar in the Gourd"

Mike and Mary Sue Burns Perfomring -Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival at Huntersville
Mike and Mary Sue Burns at left, of Pocahontas County, playing on stage at the Mountain Music Festival in Huntersville, W.Va. Allen Johnson on bass. Guitar player unknown. Filmed by WMUL-TV for the West Virginia Public Television Series "Sugar in the…

Mike and Mary Sue Burns Performing -Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival at Huntersville
Mike and Mary Sue Burns on fiddle and banjo, of Pocahontas County, playing on stage at the Mountain Music Festival in Huntersville, W.Va. Filmed by WMUL-TV for the West Virginia Public Television Series "Sugar in the Gourd"

Bob Wooling, Mike Burns and Others -Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival at Huntersville
Bob Wooling at left on washtub bass and Mike Burns on fiddle, playing on stage with others at the Mountain Music Festival in Huntersville, W.Va. Filmed by WMUL-TV for the West Virginia Public Television Series "Sugar in the Gourd"

Unknown Musician on Stage - Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival
Unknown guitar player on stage at the Mountain Music Festival in Huntersville, W.Va. Filmed by WMUL-TV for the West Virginia Public Television Series "Sugar in the Gourd"

Unknown Young Lady - Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival at Huntersville
Unknown Young Lady - Pocahontas County Mountain Music Festival at Huntersville, W.Va.
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