WANT TO GO?
With Logan Venderlic, Brandi Carlile, Kate Edmonson, Ben Taylor and The Trishas
WHERE: WVU Creative Arts Center, Morgantown
WHEN: 7 p.m. Sunday
TICKETS: Advance tickets $18, at the door $23
INFO: 304-293-SHOW or ticketmaster.com
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- It's always special when a West Virginia musician gets a slot on "Mountain Stage." The opportunity typically comes a few times each year, so Sunday's show in Morgantown means a lot to Pleasants County native Logan Venderlic.
The 23-year-old graduated in May from WVU, so getting to play at the Creative Arts Center is an extra treat.
Vederlic, a journalism school grad, said that when he enrolled at WVU he'd wanted to minor in music but couldn't -- at least, not in a field he wanted.
"They didn't let non-music majors minor in guitar, and the voice options were high-end Broadway and oratorio," he explained.
"I don't quite have the voice for that," laughed Venderlic, who sounds a little like a cross between Conor Oberst and Tom Petty.
Instead, he studied journalism and minored in creative writing, which undoubtedly influenced his songwriting, including the songs on his recently released, self-titled debut record.
Venderlic will play some of those songs, which might be new to some of the people from Morgantown who come to see the show.
The singer/songwriter said that when he lived in Morgantown, he really didn't make much of a dent in the local music scene.