High atop a mountain ridge in West Virginia, one of the last true honky-tonks serves up country music to fans of the legendary Patsy Cline, Ernest Tubb – for whom the Troubadour is named – and its legendary founder and proprietor Joltin’ Jim McCoy. Jim built the legendary lounge to provide a place for musicians of myriad genres to perform, and it exists because Jim has always believed in giving all musicians their chance to shine. Jim gave Patsy Cline, then Virginia Hensley, her first airtime on his radio show around 1948.
In an amazing tribute, Ryan and Sam Weber and their band captured Jim’s spirit. It was performed and premiered at the Troubadour on March 11, 2016. This video documents its first playing there.
Video by Denny Gainer.