WVU Bluegrass Band
|Shows at the Purple Fiddle|
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The bluegrass ensemble is the University’s exclusive Appalachian music group, playing both traditional and contemporary bluegrass styles.
The fast-paced strumming of a banjo and the plunging hum of a bass created a complexity of sound incomparable to other genres. The whistling of a quick fiddle made audience members feel as if they were at an old-fashioned honky tonk.
The group’s set alternated between high energy jams and softer ballads, allowing the audience to get a varied look into the local genre. The lead female vocalist led most of the songs performed, showcasing her wide soulful range and sassy southern twang.