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Main Stage Entertainment
August 9-12, 2017 • Harrisville, WV
The Charlies Horse Band are four music buddies from Parkersburg WV. Tom is the lead vocals / guitar – learned to play 400 feet underwater (sitting on a torpedo) and was a solo entertainer for Carnival Cruise lines. Ron played keys as a hobby till he got the “bug” to play out. Ken is a multi-instrumentalist and plays Bass for the band, but you might see him take up a Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo or who knows what else. John is our drummer, a proud grandpa who has played drums since his days at Parkersburg High School.
Specializing in family friendly Rockabilly, Classic Country with a smattering of Folk, Blues, Easy Listening and more. Guaranteed to get your toes tapping, and you dancing and singing along, The Charlies Horse Band will provide you with happy musical memories for the whole family.
Three years after picking up a guitar in a college dorm room, Anthony Mossburg left the stability of a full-time job to chase after the only thing that made him feel alive; music.
What followed over the next four years was a series of accolades, achievements, risks, near-misses, and setbacks that indefinitely shaped him as an artist and a person. With several bootstrap tours and three independent albums under his belt, Anthony is now living in Columbus, Ohio, and is headlining shows around the country.
His breakthrough song, “Whiskey and Wine”, introduced a new sound to his avid fanbase, and shed a light into his evolution as an artist. The hard work and risks didn’t go unnoticed. Early in 2015, the song broke into the Top 10 on coveted iTunes Singer/Songwriter category.
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Jake Binegar was born and raised in the Mid Ohio Valley in a small town outside of Marietta, Ohio. With a very supportive family Jake has been progressively climbing his way towards the top of country music with no signs of slowing down. At just 22, Jake has already claimed the title of the West Virginia State Champion of the Annual Country Showdown of 2014. Since then, Jake has had the opportunity to open for some big names, such as The Davisson Brothers, Jason Michael Carroll, Confederate Railroad, The Cadillac Three, David Lee Murphy and several others. Jake is not just a singer, he has written and helped produce every single song on his upcoming EP "Take That Road".
Jeff Ray grew up in Ripley, WV where he was always surrounded by music. It started with his grandfather who was a gospel singer in the 1970s. He would hold Jeff on his lap while playing piano and singing. He would also play his guitar for him as well as spend hours just playing records and listening to different kinds of music.
In the spring of 2011, Jeff got the call to play for Nashville recording artist Troy Olsen who had two country top 40 hits including “Summer Thing” and “Good Hands”. Troy also wrote Blake Shelton’s number one hit, “I’ll Just Hold On” and “Love Don’t Let Me Down”, for the Country Strong movie soundtrack. After Troy’s tour was over, Jeff returned to West Virginia until getting the call to play for the Locash Cowboys who co-wrote Keith Urban’s “You Gonna Fly” and Tim McGraw’s “Truck Yeah”. He toured with the Locash Cowboys playing shows all over the United States and parts of Europe. He eventually returned to West Virginia to start his own band and pursue his own career of singing, playing guitar, and songwriting.