Mountain Moon Coffeehouse to Return

WHEELING — Some of the region’s best bluegrass, Americana and roots music artists perform in Wheeling as part Oglebay Institute’s popular Mountain Moon Coffeehouse. Crowd-pleasing performers, expert pickers, talented vocalists and captivating storytellers entertain crowds with foot-stomping tunes and expressive ballads. Shows take place in the historic 100-year-old Stifel Fine Arts Center.

Mountain Moon Coffeehouse continues Saturday, Dec. 1 with Crandall Creek a high-energy Bluegrass band from Moundsville.

The band was started by Moundsville native Jerry Andrews. Over time, the band has evolved and grown to include other incredible talent- Doug Baker and Jariel Henthorn also from Moundsville; Kathy Wigman Lesnock of West Finley, Pennsylvania; Dustin Terpenning and Bob Rush, both of Steubenville; Lilli Gadd of Wheeling and finally, hailing from Oklahoma, Marina Pendleton.

Crandall Creek started out as the opening act for several concerts at the Strand Theatre in Moundsville where they have shared the stage with some major players in the national Bluegrass scene.

These acts have included Donna Ulisse and the Poor Mountain Boys, Volume 5, Alicia Nugent and the up-and-coming Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers.

Since their strong start, they have played on other stages that have been graced by many big names before them. Crandall Creek has played at the Purple Fiddle in Thomas, West Virginia, Snowshoe Ski Resort in Snowshoe, West Virginia, Ohiopyle House Cafe in Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania, and others.

Crandall Creek is currently working on their first CD.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Then, the music begins at 7 p.m. Guests can come early to explore the grand mansion and see why it’s a popular venue with performers and audiences alike. Light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are included with the ticket price. Beer and wine are available for purchase.

Purchase in advance by calling 304-242-6855 or visiting

Other upcoming Mountain Moon performances include: Cabin Fever String Band on Jan. 5 and Marsh Wheeling String Band on Feb. 2.


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