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Key to Adam's Adam Moyer and Kiara Williams are preparing to play a series of dates at the historic Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs. / Photo by Jenn Luczko Photography

Local instrumentalists say invitation to play at The Greenbrier is ‘one of their dreams’ come true

BUCKHANNON – Two local musicians have been invited to perform at The Greenbrier resort for seven days in December.

Key to Adam, the musical duo that includes finger-style guitarist Adam Moyer and violinist-fiddler Kiara Williams, was invited to play several shows at the historical establishment in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia by West Virginia First Lady Cathy Justice. The musical stylings of Key to Adam can be enjoyed in the Garden Room of the Greenbrier from 5 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 2, Dec. 9-10, Dec. 16-17, and Dec. 23-Dec. 24.

Moyer said they previously performed in the space in late October.

“It’s a neat location because when you first come in, you can either go upstairs or downstairs and going upstairs takes you to that area where you can go to the right, and there’s a bar,” Moyer said. “If you go to the left, there are restaurants, and then it goes into the main hotel.”

“If you go downstairs, it takes you to the lobby, and by all of the shops, so it’s neat because you can actually hear us in the bar, you can hear us in the lobby when you’re checking in, you can hear us all the way to the casino, and you can hear us down by the shops,” he added. “It was a magical experience.”

Justice initially learned about Key to Adam after her executive assistant recorded their performance at the 2022 West Virginia Governor’s Arts Awards presentation.

“The First Lady loved our performance, and then we played at the Strawberry Festival coronation like we do every year, and it’s honestly one of our favorite events, but this year, the First Lady was actually there. She crowned the winner, so she actually got to hear us in person,” Moyer said.

The pair was invited to play at the Governor’s Mansion twice before they were invited to play at the Greenbrier.

“The second time the governor said he really loved it, so he came over and said, ‘We need to get you guys at the Greenbrier,’ and this has honestly been one of our dreams,” Moyer said. “The Greenbrier was one of our long-term goals; our short-term goal was to play music and hopefully make money doing it, and little by little we got better and better. Now, one of our long-term goals is happening.”

Moyer said they are expecting the Greenbrier to be busy this December, so they’ll have plenty of people to play for.

“This is a big December for them because I think they’re having one of their anniversaries, so they’re celebrating that, but on top of that, they are showing the ‘Christmas at the Greenbrier,’ movie, which is a big deal for them,” Moyer said.

Key to Adam was already booked to play a show at the Governor’s Mansion for one Saturday in December, but they’ll be at the Greenbrier almost every weekend in December.

“We were already booked at the governor’s mansion for one of the Saturdays, but every Friday and Saturday after that, we’ll be there,” Moyer said.

To read more about Key to Adam, check out their website or Facebook page.

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