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The Recipe To Stir Up Good Times At Back Home Festival

By Staff | Mar 29, 2017

The Recipe is expected to stir up some good tunes on July 1, 4 p.m. at the Back Home Appalachian Arts & Music Festival.

The group hails from Morgantown, W.Va. and currently includes Joe Prichard (vocals/guitar), Shannon Jones (vocals), Tom Kirk (drums/percussion), Diana Burton (bass), and Todd Caplinger (harmonicas/vocals/percussion).

The jam band’s roots go way back, 21 years to be exact.

The group has boasted as many as 250 show dates during some of those more climactic years, and it has rightfully earned a spot on the Homegrown Music Hall of Fame.

The Recipe’s latest release, 2012’s Stir The Pot, features songs such as “Every Single Thing,” “Momentum,” “Diamonds Down the Drain,” and “Love in the End.”

Though The Recipe’s lead male vocalist, Joe Prichard, has earned respect with a solo career, there is no doubt that the upcoming years will once again showcase the toe-tapping, feel good harmonies that gave The Recipe its early success.

According to Prichard, 2018 will mark the 20th anniversary of the band’s first release, Night of the Porch People. In 2020, the group will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its very beginnings.

However, regardless of what exactly the future may bring, folks will not want to miss The Recipe’s appearance at the Back Home Appalachian Arts & Music Festival.

Visit Wetzel County’s inaugural music festival will be held June 30 and July1-2 in New Martinsville.

The highly-anticipated event will feature musicians and artisans from around the great state of West Virginia, while also serving as a Wetzel County homecoming for all graduates of Wetzel County high schools.

Musical acts scheduled to perform are The Rumpke Mountain Boys; The Davisson Brothers Band; Cody Wickline, Johnny Staats & The Delivery Boys; The Recipe; The Hillbilly Gypsies; The Wayfarers; th’ Bullfrog Willard McGhee; The Jakobs Ferry Stragglers; Herb & Hanson; The Rusty Haywhackers; Izzy Stetar, and more.

The Back Home Appalachian Arts & Music Festival is a FREE event. The main stage will be on Main Street in New Martinsville. The three day event will culminate with an incredible fireworks display on Sunday night.

Other activities planned for the weekend include workshops, outdoor activities, and games for children. A parade is planned for Saturday and all wetzel county alumni will be invited.

Visit Wetzel County’s goal is to create an event that becomes a “must attend” event for residents of West Virginia and tourists alike.

Gary Eller and th’ Bullfrog Willard McGhee will both be providing songwriting workshops in the Lincoln Theatre on Saturday July 1.

Camping will be available in conjunction with the New Martinsville Parks & Recreation Department at the city’s marina. The area will be on a first come first serve basis, so make sure you are there in time to claim your space. There will also be camping available at the 4-H grounds over the weekend.

There will be at least two stages setup, with hopes of a third, and the Lincoln Theatre will hold late night shows after the main festivities close down on Main Street, and there will be an all star jam on Saturday night.

The theatre is estimated to hold around 400 people. If you are interested in being a vendor for the event please contact Visit Wetzel County at (304) 398-4910. Food and beverage vendors will be charged $100 for booth space.