<a href="http:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2014\/07\/Austin-1.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-4655" src="http:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2014\/07\/Austin-1.jpg" alt="Austin 1" width="600" height="780" \/><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe Pocahontas County Opera House welcomes the return of\u00a0slide guitarist and blues singer Austin Walkin\u2019 Cane Charanghat\u00a0 Saturday,\u00a0August 9, at 7:30 p.m.\r\n\r\nTickets are $10. Youth 17 and younger are admitted free of\u00a0charge.\r\n\r\nWalkin\u2019 Cane has been singing the blues for more than 25\u00a0years, performing more than 300 shows a year,\u00a0recording numerous\u00a0albums and telling the stories of blues legends to a younger generation.\r\n\r\nWalkin\u2019 Cane says it has become a mission in his life to\u00a0sonically paint different shades of the blues.\r\n\r\n\u201cI don\u2019t need to re-invent the wheel, he said. \u201cI just want to keep it\u00a0rolling.\u201d\r\n\r\nWalkin\u2019 Cane has traveled all over the world to Australia,\u00a0Nepal, France, Germany, England, Wales and the U.S. from New\u00a0Orleans, Louisiana,\u00a0to Juneau, Alaska. Over the years he has acquired numerous blues and\u00a0instrumentalist awards.\r\n\r\nHis latest album, \u201cOne Heart Walkin,\u2019\u201d was released earlier\u00a0this year. It was recorded in two days during the summer of 2013 at\u00a0the\u00a0historic Grand Army of the Republic Hall in Peninsula, Ohio\u2014a former\u00a0schoolhouse and Civil War Veterans\u2019 hangout. The\u00a0\u00a0album cover image was created here in West\u00a0Virginia, on the steps of the Pocahontas County Opera House during his last\u00a0appearance in Marlinton.\r\n\r\nThe Cleveland Plain Dealer describes \u201cOne Heart Walkin\u2019\u201das \u201ca\u00a0Whitman\u2019s Sampler of blues styles and influences. But each one\u00a0has the original\u00a0stamp of Charanghat\u2019s unmistakable guitar playing and powerful swamp-stomp\u00a0vocals.\u201d\r\n\r\nListening to \u201cOne Heart Walkin\u2019\u201d is like being a passenger on\u00a0the old Illinois Central Railroad as Walkin\u2019 Cane takes the listener\u00a0from the\u00a0south side of Chicago, through the deep south of the Mississippi Delta, with\u00a0stops in Memphis, Clarksdale, Bentonia,\u00a0then to the end of the line in New\u00a0Orleans, Louisiana.\r\n\r\nThe Pocahontas County Opera House is located at 818 Third\u00a0Avenue in Marlinton. Performances at the Opera House are\u00a0infor-mal,\u00a0family-friendly and open to all. The entrance and main seating are accessible\u00a0to persons with disabilities. Persons\u00a0with disabil- ities are encouraged to\u00a0attend; special accommodations can be arranged upon request by calling\u00a0304-799-6645.\r\n\r\nThe Opera House Performance Series is presented with\u00a0financial assistance through a grant from the West Virginia Division of\u00a0Culture\u00a0and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the\u00a0West Virginia Commission on the Arts.\u00a0Support is also provided by Pocahontas\u00a0County Drama, Fairs and Festivals, the Pocahontas County Convention and\u00a0Visitors\u00a0Bureau, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Pendleton Community\u00a0Bank, the Law Office of Roger D. Forman and\u00a0 Brightside Acres.