Art Co-Op Aims to Revive Small Town

May 24, 2019

On this West Virginia Morning, Greensboro is a small town in southern Pennsylvania, just across the West Virginia border. It sits on the banks of the Monongahela river, surrounded by small hills and patches of trees.

Over the years the town has weathered boom and busts of a pottery industry, river trade, and coal.  Lately, it’s been more bust than boom.

But now, some artists are trying to stimulate the local economy using what they know best: creativity. Our folklife reporter Caitlin Tan visited the Greensboro Art Cooperative to find out more.

Also on today’s show, The Devil Makes Three has built a fervent following with their no holds barred live performances. “Graveyard,” included here from their Mountain Stage set earlier this month, is a fan favorite from the band’s 2002 self-titled debut album. It’s also our song of the week.

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Our news director is Jesse Wright, our producer is Glynis Board and our host is Teresa Wills.