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Billy Edd Wheeler tribute at Carnegie Hall

By Staff | Oct 31, 2018

Carnegie Hall Presents “High Flying Birds: A Billy Edd Wheeler Tribute” Friday, Nov. 9

Carnegie Hall and the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame present “High Flying Birds: A Billy Edd Wheeler Tribute” on Friday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Carnegie Hall’s Hamilton Auditorium. Wheeler will be at the event to tell stories, reflect on his career, and talk about his new autobiography, “Hotter Than a Pepper Sprout.” Larry Groce, Julie Adams, Richard Hefner, and The Carpenter Ants will perform in a tribute to Wheeler.

A poet, a playwright, and a painter, Billy Edd Wheeler is one of West Virginia’s true Renaissance Men. His skill as a songwriter has earned international acclaim. Elvis Presley, the Kingston Trio, Judy Collins, Neil Young, Kenny Rogers, The Jefferson Airplane, and Johnny and June Carter Cash have all scored hits with Billy Edd Wheeler songs. “Jackson” and “Coward of the County” have become country-folk standards, a testament to Wheeler’s ability to tell a compelling story set to an equally compelling tune.

An impressive cast of West Virginia musicians will be on hand to offer their versions of Wheeler’s songs. Other performers include Christine Campbell, Susanna Robinson, Greg Trafidlo, John Lilly, Mark Bates, Jessica Kirk, and more.

The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame exhibit is located at Carnegie Hall and will be open before the show. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets to this event are $15. For tickets or more information, please visit www.carnegiehallwv.org or call Carnegie Box Office at (304) 645-7917 (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. 4 p.m. through October)

Carnegie Hall is a nonprofit organization supported by individual contributions, grants, and fundraising efforts such as TOOT and The Carnegie Hall Gala. The Hall is located at 611 Church Street, Lewisburg, WV. For more information please call 304.645.7917 or visit www.carnegiehallwv.org.