|The Melvin Wine Birthday Concert will be at the Landmark Studio in Sutton on April 20, a tribute to the memory of Melvin Wine, an award-winning Appalachian fiddler from Braxton County.|
It will be an “open mic” format for musicians desiring to participate.
Melvin’s grand-daughter, Natalie Sprouse, will be debuting a song she wrote called “Wine Hollow” with Calhoun fiddler Jake Krack, who was Wine's apprentice.
Krack is an award-winning fiddler himself, taking first place in old-time fiddle at the Galax Fiddlers Convention in Galax, Virginia (2003, 2006 and 2008), the Henry Reed Festival (2007), the Clifftop Festival in 2006, the Mount Airy Fiddler’s Convention in Mount Airy, North Carolina (2002, 2004, and 2009) and the under-60 Category at the Vandalia Gathering in Charleston.
Susan Sullivan, the author of “Passing the Music Down” will be present with her book, a story of Melvin Wine and Jake Krack’s relationship and their bond through music.
The show will be emceed by Steve Sanders and local old-time music icon Ginny Hawkins.
The doors will open at 4:00 for musicians to renew old friendships with the concert starting at 7:00.
Persons interested in performing call Harry Beall at 304-377-0847.
See REMEMBERING:FIDDLER MELVIN WINE DIED IN 2003 - He Played For 85 Years, National Heritage Award Winner