Preserving West Virginia's musical traditions

Harry Beall picks and sings a few tunes

The West Virginia Bluegrass Alliance hold jams at the Lions Club building in Grantsville, offering free entertainment.

The mission of the West Virginia Bluegrass Alliance is to promote and protect bluegrass and mountain music.

The Alliance hopes to foster the youth with bluegrass and preserve it for generations to come.

Music maker Verlin Millican (left) enjoys Bob Beall

Another goal is to promote local and regional talent by providing a platform whereby they can display their talents and grow as musicians and entertainers.

If your group would like to be added to the roster of talent performing, send your contact info to or see their website at

Sometimes even music makers take a break