It's been slower than many would like, but the sounds of live musical performances in the Greenbrier Valley have been heard in the last several months. This is in large part because of Local 674 providing opportunities and securing funding grants to pay for performances. Join us and perform with the professionals!
The Green Space was rocking with "Dark Matter" band. What a beautiful evening in the "Coolest Small Town in America!"
The Thomas Taylor Band presented their traditional country songs to a grateful crowd at Ronceverte Island Park on August 29th.
Local 674 members Steve Metzler, Brennan Wood, and Rick Leatherman make up the horn line for Steel Pterodactyl as they perform on Carnegie Hall's Ivy Terrace.
Playing at Road Hog's BBQ for "Spring Thaw"
Musicians at various venues ensure that our small town will remain "the coolest" small town in America!
The Music Performance Trust Fund of the AFM helped provide a Sunday afternoon of Jazz at the Asylum in Lewisburg, WV. This video is a 4 minute overview of an afternoon of wonderful music. The group includes Vince Lewis, Jeff Bryant, Gary Williams, Bob Bowen and Bob McGraw. Enjoy!
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Ireland’s Musical Heritage, a free program featuring acclaimed performer and songwriter Patrick O’Flaherty, will be presented by the Greenbrier County Public Library Sunday, July 25, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The multi-talented O’Flaherty has many notable aspects to his biography, including once performing for Pope John Paul II and writing songs in a Celtic language that is almost lost. He plans to bring along several instruments, including the Irish button accordion, mandolin, harmonica and tenor banjo.
In addition to enjoying music, attendees will have a unique opportunity to question and converse with Patrick O’Flaherty at this special July event, which celebrates the 14th anniversary of the opening of the library facility at 152 Robert W. McCormick Dr. in downtown Lewisburg.
The first live streaming concert "Music in the Mountains" was a success!
Those attending Local 674's January "Zoom" Quarterly meeting were able to enjoy a song on banjo by Bill Clapham, president.
Welcome! Thank you for your interest in Local 674 of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada, chartered in Covington, Virginia - Lewisburg, West Virginia. We are a small but active Local.
Bluegrass musicians to members of the West Virginia Jazz Orchestra belong to Local 674. We also have many retired professionals in our area who still offer their talents to the many who are eager to listen. The AFM is the largest organization in the world dedicated to representing the interests of professional musicians. Local 674 was chartered on June 25, 1946 and represents many of the finest professional musicians in our area, including Highland, Augusta, Bath, Allegheny, Rockbridge, Botetourt, Craig, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski counties in Virginia, and Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties in West Virginia. AFM members perform all styles of music—alternative rock, classical, pop, gospel, jazz, country, folk, rock, big band, reggae, contemporary Christian, etc.. With such active members as Roberta Flack, Santana, Yo-Yo Ma, Sheila E, Suzanne Vega, The Goo Goo Dolls, Willie Nelson, and Branford Marsalis; there is a strong representation of major recording individuals and groups.
Members of Local 674 of the AFM are secure in knowing that their organization is actively lobbying to promote legislation and public awareness that protects musicians’ interests, negotiating collective bargaining agreements with the recording industry, motion picture industry, jingle industry, TV networks, National Public TV and Radio, and providing excellent wages and working conditions for its members.