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ArtsLink Presents OYO From Marietta

By Staff | Aug 25, 2021

OYO from Marietta to perform on the lawn of the Francis Creative Arts Center on Thursday, August 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Marietta band, OYO, concludes the 2021 ArtsLink Summer Coffeehouse Series.

The free show will begin at 6:30 pm on Thursday, August 26, on the new performance deck on the lawn of the Francis Creative Arts Center at the corner of Maple Avenue and Washington Street in New Martinsville.

The Summer Coffeehouse series is sponsored by First Mutual Bank. Light refreshments will be served. ArtsLink president, Scarlet Hood, comments, “Rain or shine, bring a lawn chair and enjoy great entertainment!”

Born on the banks of the Ohio River, OYO began as a weekly jam session at the Just A Jar print shop in Marietta, Ohio. And like that big muddy river, OYO is fed by many influences and tributaries upstream – American folk music, bluegrass, old school country, and rock & roll. Where does the name OYO come from? The Iroquois referred to the Ohio as OYO (OH-yo), meaning beautiful river.

Band members include: Cole Adair on guitar; Aaron Martin on mandolin, fiddle, and guitar; Michael Bond on keys, accordion, and guitar; Bobby Rosenstock on banjo; Drew Tanner on Bass; and on drums is Joe Ryckebosch.

Grant funding was received from Dominion Foundation for the construction of the new handicapped-accessible performance deck. ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs may contact Donna Earley at 304-455-2278 to request assistance. Financial support for ArtsLink activities is provided by The City of New Martinsville Parks & Recreation Commission, West Virginia Northern Community College, WETZ/WYMJ Radio, EQT Foundation, and Ohio Valley Online. For more information, call 304-455-2278.