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Mystic Mountain Blueberry playing live on Homegrown Country

May. 12, 2013 @ 02:43 PM

HUNTINGTON — WTCR’s Homegrown Country, which airs at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12 will be featuring and in-studio performance by local group, Mystic Mountain Blueberry. WTCR airs on 103.3 and online at www.tcrcountry.com.

 The group will be the featured act from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 17 at Heritage Station’s Party on the Patio Concert Series. That concert is free and open to the public.

  MMB is also playing at the Pullman  Square Concert Series as well on June 27.

Mystic Mountain Blueberry describes themselves as a cool and delicious blend of Hip Hop, Dance, Funk, Hillbilly, and Soul. The band has been heard on local radio station like WTCR and WAMX and has recently received national honors for their creative vision that originate here in Huntington, WV or as the band lovingly referes to it “Hollerwood, USA.”

“Utilizing the instruments that are synonymous with Appalachia while playing today’s hottest Jams…well that’s just good fun.” Says stringman Derreck Hensley.

Locally born and raised, the Blueberries highlight their heritage in their music. Their single “Almost Heaven (Feels Like Hell) will be one of the songs performed live; it tells the story of coming home while feeling the loss of those left behind. Recently the music video for this single, shot entirely in Huntington, received the coveted Silver Telly award.

“It’s important for us to share the life experiences we’ve had in this area and I feel it’s important to stay true to who we are,” said Chad Midkiff, vocalist and DJ for Mystic Mountain Blueberry.

Mystic Mountain Blueberry’s sound features a unique fusion of musical influences, that when combined can only be referred to as “Chillbilly Soul from the land of Coal.” The band credits their inspirations Ricky Bobby, Al Green, Midnight Star, Elvis and George Jones for their distinctive sound.

Learn more about Mystic Mountain Blueberry by visiting mmb.tv or download their debut single on iTunes and online at http://www.reverbnation.com/mysticmountainblueberry

Read more about the Blueberry and other summer concert series in Thursday’s Weekend section.