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MARLINTON, WV -

Opry Night at the Pocahontas Opera House has come to showcase musical talent from the region. Musicians from Pocahontas County and Southwest Virginia will share the Opry Night bill at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at Marlinton.

The Elk River Ramblers and The Black Twig Pickers will be performing. The Ramblers are the house band at the Elk River Inn at Slatyfork, where they can be heard most Thursday nights. The Pickers are defined by a forward-thinking approach to a musical tradition too often associated only with times gone by.

The Elk River Ramblers are Terry Richardson on guitar, Paul Marganian on fiddle, guitar and vocals, and Galen Watts on bass and vocals. With a foundation in old-time and Celtic music, The Ramblers branch out into bluegrass, klezmer, and surprising renditions of contemporary pop music.

The Black Twig Pickers are Mike Gangloff, Sally Anne Morgan, Isak Howell and Nathan Bowles. They have established themselves as dedicated practitioners of old time music re-cast and shaped by their appreciation of modern improvisation, drone and punk.

Opera House doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 and available in advance at pocahontasoperahouse.org and at the Fourth Avenue Gallery in Marlinton. Youth 17 and younger are admitted free of charge.