5th Annual Travelin Appalachians Revue

Thu. Jun 20, 2019 at 7:00pm EDT
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5th Annual Travelin Appalachians Revue

Well look at us! Five years ago we held our first ever West Virginia Day Celebration in Morgantown, and this year we're featuring Ann Pancake and Keegan Lester. This is going to be a very special show - five years in the making. Thank you for coming along for the ride, and making TAR a special thing for everyone.

If you're not familiar with The Travelin' Appalachians Revue, we are an annual mobile DIY creative arts festival, featuring a showcase of Appalachian writers, musicians, and artists. This is our FIFTH ANNUAL year WTF. For this year have many new faces such as ANN PANCAKE, as well as a handful of old-faithfuls. As always we will be joined by an assortment of amazing visual artists, so make sure to visit the merch bazaar!

Hope you can join us at 123 Pleasant Street, we'd love to see you.
June 20th
123 Pleasant Street
Morgantown, WV

This is an evolving page and event. Stay tuned for updates, changes, lies, hoaxes and miscommunication! ♥

This year we've got on deck:
Ann Pancake
William Matheny
Keegan Lester
Tyler Grady
Geoffrey Minnear
Corpse Factory (Thomas, WV)
& featuring visual art from Emily Prentice, Ashley Hoffman, The Bench, Megan Mullinax Haas, Best Virginia and others!

Kelsie Cannon
Ezra Mars
Sophia Rehak with Hannah Bell
Kevin Chesser

Hello my name is Howard and I will be emceeing this event.
A big thank you to Louis Giuliani and 123 Pleasant Street for being TAR's staunchest supporters.

WILLIAM MATHENY is comes from a long line of musicians. His great-grandfather was a gospel singer, his grandad fronted a band called The Rhythm Rascals and his father was a bluegrass guitar player and country bar band weekend warrior. Matheny claims to have played in bands since he was 9. His country music pedigree has been seasoned by a love for the alt pop sounds of Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Marshall Crenshaw and Don Dixon. He's paid plenty of dues as a member of the indie outfits Southeast Engine and The Paranoid Style and sideman (guitar, banjo, mandolin, drums, keys) for Todd Burge, Tyler Childers and others. His latest collection, Strange Constellations (Misra Records), marks a big step for William.

ANN PANCAKE grew up in Romney and Summersville, West Virginia. Her second short story collection, Me and My Daddy Listen to Bob Marley, was published by Counterpoint Press in February 2015. Her first novel, Strange As This Weather Has Been (Counterpoint Press 2007), features a southern West Virginia family devastated by mountaintop removal mining. Based on interviews and real events, the novel was one of Kirkus Reviews's Top Ten Fiction Books of 2007, won the 2007 Weatherford Award, and was a finalist for the 2008 Orion Book Award. Pancake's first collection of short stories, Given Ground, won the 2000 Bakeless award, and she has also received a Whiting Award, an NEA Grant, a Pushcart Prize, and creative writing fellowships from the states of Washington, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Her fiction and essays have appeared in journals and anthologies like The Georgia Review, Poets and Writers, Narrative, and New Stories from the South. She earned her BA in English at West Virginia University and a PhD. in English Literature from the University of Washington. She has taught in the low-residence writing program at Pacific Lutheran University since 2003 and just accepted an appointment at West Virginia University. She lives near Morgantown and begins teaching in the fall.

TYLER GRADY is the songwriter you all know and love behind Morgantown music legend Goodwolf.

GEOFF MINNEAR has been playing music in Morgantown for years. He is a tender boy and we love him.

CORPSE FACTORY is an amazing new indie band from Thomas, WV featuring Jen Iskow Christopher Quattro and Sophia Rehak

EZRA MARS is a graduate of Columbia College’s film program. After living in Chicago for sometime, Mars moved back to his home state of WV where he created Eraserhaus, an arthouse that connects community with local and abroad artists. He’s self published three chapbooks; “my clit is a home I want to burn down”, “a dream is a body returned”, and “lets call this my cry for help”. Currently he’s working on his first collection of poetry and full length film.

KELSIE CANNON is musician and writer living in Morgantown, WV with her dog, her cat, her bird, and some guy called Tyler Grady. She was born in Hawaii and spent her adolescence in California before moving to West Virginia where she has resided for over a decade, actively participating in the Appalachian music and arts scene. 2019 marks her fourth consecutive year as a participant in the Travelin’ Appalachian’s Revue summer tour.

KEVIN CHESSER is a writer, musician, and zine maker living in Randolph County, WV. His poems and essays have appeared in Still: The Journal, A VOID, Instant Prose, Perfect Sound Forever, and elsewhere. He is a regular contributor to the Travelin' Appalachians Revue, and plays banjo in the WV old-time stringband, T-Mart Rounders. He is the author / creator of 3 chapbook zines - Chance to Win, Sad Loud Cello Music, and Homecoming. You can find him @sweat_michaels on Instagram and @sweatmichaels on Twitter.

HANNAH BELL is a vocal harmony magician and all-around inspiring wonderful human.

SOPHIA REHAK is a singer/songwriter raised in Greenbrier County, WV and currently living in Thomas, WV. Her recorded music can be found online at sophiarehak.bandcamp.com. Music from the band Corpse Factory (Sophia Rehak, Jen Iskow, Chris Quattro) is forthcoming in Summer/Fall 2019 so keep yer eyes peeled as they say.
For music: sophiarehak.bandcamp.com
For farm things: @phreshairfarms
For pictures of clouds: @coffeebitch666

HOWARD PARSONS is a writer from West Virginia. He is a co-founder of the Travelin Appalachians Revue and editor for Dinner Bell Mag. His words can be found on Hobart, Instant Prose, Literary Hub & Dr Doctor. TWITTER: @brucepancake IG: @bruce_pancake

BRYAN RICHARDS is the driving force behind everything visual relating to this project. He is a self taught Appalachian cartoonist and designer under the moniker Best Virginia. The themes of his work combine grimey punk rock with the weird history of West Virginia. He has strong opinions on pepperoni rolls.
Instagram: best.virginia
email: bryanrichards66@gmail.com

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