Mountain Fury (L-R) Rebekah, Rachel, Eileen and Elizabeth

Story and photos by Drew Moody

The bluegrass quartet, Mountain Fury, was featured entertainment during Glenville State College's alumni weekend gathering.

The band played some new songs for those in attendance. Three members are senior music majors at Glenville and have mastered a variety of instruments. The fourth is a Glenville graduate.

The young women have developed a following throughout central West Virginia and have bookings scheduled throughout the summer.

Mountain Fury is Elizabeth and Rebekah Long of Lincolnton, Georgia, Rachel Singleton of Summersville, and Eileen Marsh of Doddridge County. Elizabeth and Rebekah are twins who now call Nashville, Tennessee home.

Rachel on mandolin with Rebekah in background

Eileen Marsh on guitar - Elizabeth picks banjo

They all handle the group's vocals with Rebekah playing upright base; Elizabeth covers banjo, fiddle and autoharp; Rachel on mandolin; and Eileen on guitar. Rachel captured the 2003 WV State Mandolin Championship and was selected the 2005 runner-up. Elizabeth has performed with several nationally recognized groups including The Lewis Family, Valerie Smith, Liberty Pike and Angelina McKethon. Rebekah assists gospel music singer, songwriter, and record producer, Ben Speer, in his recording studio when not performing or in school.

Elizabeth Long on guitar (L) Rebekah Long on upright bass (R)

Mountain Fury headed to Georgia after Saturday's gig for several shows before returning for a 1 p.m. performance May 12 during the Flatwoods Timber and Wood Products Show.