Mountain Fury (L-R) Elizabeth Long, Eileen Marsh, Rachel Singleton

Annette Barnette
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Glenville State College

Members of the first professional band to come out of the Glenville State College Bluegrass Program are giving back to the program that helped them study music.

Mountain Fury will perform on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the GSC Fine Arts Center.

The concert will be a fundraiser for the GSC Bluegrass Music Certificate Scholarship Program.

The group will also be in town to help kick off the West Virginia State Folk Festival, which starts on June 21st in Glenville.

Mountain Fury has been actively performing for the last 16 months, and members are set to soon release their second album. Their first album, Some Sweet Day, was very successful, and group members are hoping the new album will be received with the same success.

Mountain Fury is comprised of Rachel Singleton of Summersville on mandolin, Eileen Marsh of Sunnyside on guitar, and Lincoln, Georgia native Elizabeth 'Lizzy' Long on banjo.

They all perform vocals and have appeared at the Wheeling Jamboree, several central West Virginia churches, and numerous fairs and festivals not only in the Mountain State but also in Tennessee and South Carolina.

The high-energy group that keeps audience members toes tapping and hands clapping plays a lot of bluegrass gospel, old time bluegrass, and a touch of classic country.

The Father's Day afternoon concert admission price is just $5. For more information, contact GSC Bluegrass Program Director, Buddy Griffin, at (304) 462-7361 extension 7342.