Country Blues in Park
The summer concert series focuses close to home this week as the region's most popular band performs their special brand of alternative country blues on Saturday, August 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Berkeley Springs State Park. Fronted by the singular talent to lead vocalist, Tori Anderson, Possum Holler offers their many fans the relaxed and charming setting of the park to revel in their mostly original music. Rain location for the Morgan Arts Council event is the Ice House.
Possum Holler plays elements of swing, country and torchy blues and no song sounds the same as the one before. The constants through all the music that Possum Holler plays are the clarity and brilliance of Tori Anderson's voice and the unabashed melody that underlines all the songs. Their original music may be written by any member of the band or collaborations among them. They also cover popular songs that play to the band's strength.
Since its formation in the early 1990s, Possum Holler has always been a family band at its heart although the make-up of family member sometimes changes. Currently, Tori Anderson and her guitarist husband, Mike Anderson, are joined by her sister Cathy Moats. Greg Elwood is lead guitar, joined by Greg Mills and Wes Moats on drums. Together, the band members ably represent the four states in the region.
The MAC Summer Concerts in the Park are sponsored by Carl M. Freeman Foundation. Additional funding for the free concert is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, West Virginia Commission on the Arts and local hotel/motel tax revenues. Berkeley Springs State Park is made available courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. For more information about the Morgan Arts Council and the calendar of upcoming concerts call 304-258-2300.