Free Concert Oct. 8th to Showcase New Mountain Streams Radio’s Style of Music

The Keyser community is invited to enjoy an evening of homegrown music, Saturday, Oct. 8, on the Potomac State College of West Virginia University (WVU) campus at the Davis Conference Center, 8:30 p.m. This free concert will feature the musical talents of Andy Agnew and the Rebel Union with Multi-Instrumentalist Bob Shank.

Andy Agnew Bob Shank
Andy Agnew
Photo by: Brenda Agnew

Bob Shank
Photo by: Lisa Sheirer

The concert will showcase the styles of music that will be heard on Mountain Streams Radio, the Mineral County Historical Society's new radio station, WKYW-LP. Potomac State College has collaborated with the Historical Society to help make Mountain Streams Radio a reality. The station will broadcast from studios in Catamount Place and Potomac State students will play a vital role in its operation. It will be on the air soon at 102.9 FM and will stream online at:

www.mountainstreamsradio.org

Rebel Union features Andy Agnew Jr., his daughter Jessica, and several of their musical friends. They play a variety of old-time and original songs and tunes on guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, pennywhistle, and flutes.

Bob Shank is a sixth-generation West Virginian who grew up in Mineral County having graduated from Keyser High School and WVU. According to his web site, "Bob began his musical journey at age 5 with drums and piano and by age 13 he was firmly hooked on banjo. And then guitar. And then hammered dulcimer. And an abiding rock and roll sensibility." During the 1970s he toured nationally and internationally as a member of the groundbreaking folk-rock band Hickory Wind. Over the past few years Bob returned to his musical roots, writing and recording his own original music, that in his words "retains the traditions of Appalachia but ventures beyond the front porch." To learn more about Bob and his music, visit: www.bobshank.com

There will be a freewill offering the night of the concert to help put the radio station on the air.