|Handy Hall of Fame Flask
Just in…the perfect Christmas gift – and the perfect way to celebrate the rish history of West Virginia music. The stainless steel flask is tastefully engraved with the HoF’s logo…and ready to be filled with your favorite (clear) liquid. (We’re sorry to say they will be delivered empty.)
$15 plus shipping
Hall of Fame Refrigerator Magnet
Hang up your child’s artwork or your
grocery list in style. $2 plus shipping
|Hall of Fame Logo Mug
Our handsome black oversized mug
bears the Hall of Fame logo on both
sides, proudly declaring your support
of West Virginia music. It’s perfect
for your favorite hot or cold beverage
and it’s dishwasher safe.
$10 plus shipping
“Passing the Music Down”
Author Sarah Sullivan’s new picture book, “Passing the Music Down,” tells the story of a friendship betwen an old fiddle player and a young boy, and the timeless tradition of passing down music and life experience, and coming of age.
The story is based on the real-life friendship of master old time fiddler Melvin Wine and young protégé Jake Krack.
Wine, a Braxton County native who died in 2003, was the recipient of the first Vandalia Award. He was also awarded the National Endowment for the Arts’ prestigious National Heritage Fellowship in 1991. Krack is now an award-winning fiddler in his own right.
In her book, lushly illustrated by Pennsylvania artist Barry Root, Sullivan’s description of the first meeting between the old man and the boy is a faithful retelling of Melvin and Jake’s first encounter at the annual Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, Fayette County. From there, Sullivan presents the young boy’s transformation into a man, and the range of knowledge that he gleans from his mentor.