West Virginia’s pandemic map is no longer completely red, so even though I’m not ready to go out to shows yet, that doesn’t mean you can’t. In fact, this week we are just going to shine the spotlight on two shows that I would definitely go see, if I weren’t still being cautious due to my auto-immune disorder.

On Friday night friends of Walter DeBarr, who passed away a few weeks ago, will gather to pay tribute to the man. A $7 donation will go toward family/funeral expenses.  The show will feature Aaron Fisher, Greg McGowan, Ken Starcher and Bad Keys of The Montain.  I never had the chance to meet Walter, but I will be playing some of his music on next week’s RFC.

Saturday night a list of too many friends of Charlie T to mention will gather at The Alban Arts Center in Saint Albans to pay tribute to Charleson beloved musical icon, who we lost just before Christmas last year. Organized by Charlie’s bandmate in The Carpenter Ants, Michael Lipton, this show is loaded with legends of Charleston’s music scene. Admission is free, but donations are welcome (and encouraged by your PopCulteer), with any proceeds being split between The Alban Arts Center, The WV Music Hall of Fame and Charlie’s widow, Lynn Rosseau.

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