On Saturday evening, July 9, my wife and I accompanied our daughter, a Hancock resident, to a free concert sponsored by The Hancock Arts Council in the pavilion in the Kirkwood Park, off Creek Road.
Our daughter and her Ukulele group, the “Tri-State Ukulectics” provided the warmup for the featured musical trio-Furnace Mountain Band. The free musical program started at 6:30 to a growing attendance throughout the two and a half hour performance of Bluegrass and Roots music.
The West Virginia trio, Furnace Mountain Band, consisted of a fiddle, mandolin and stand-up base. Their toe tapping rhythms, included not only instrumental songs, but several well-practiced vocal selections.
The “Ukulectics” perform at a variety of venues throughout the area under the direction of Mike Kligerman through the BlackCat Cooperative based in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.
For those who love live music, you definitely missed on a fun and entertaining evening out in this surrounding. My wife and I both urge you to watch for more free concerts sponsored by the Hancock Arts Council and look for announcements of where your local Ukulele troupe is performing.