Local music duo performs for Elkins Rotary Club

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brad Johnson Key to Adam, a group based in Upshur County, performed for the Elkins Rotary Club on Monday. The duo includes Adam Moyer on guitar and Kiara Williams on violin.

ELKINS — The Elkins Rotary Club enjoyed a tuneful treat Monday afternoon, as a local musical duo played the club members some Christmas music and the unofficial West Virginia state song.

Key to Adam, a group based in Upshur County, performed during Monday’s Elkins Rotary Club meeting, receiving enthusiastic applause from the members.

The “multi-genre instrumental duo” — as they refer to themselves — includes Kiara Williams on violin and Adam Moyer on guitar. They perform at weddings throughout the year, including nuptials at Stonewall Resort and the Bridgeport Conference Center.

During Monday’s meeting, the pair performed a variety of songs, from the Mountain State anthem “Take Me Home, Country Roads” to Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” to “The Tennessee Waltz.”

“Kiara was a fiddler when I met her,” Moyer told the Rotarians Monday, “and my style was a little different from that. I played more as a meditation technique. So I convinced her to come over to the dark side and play violin with me, and she convinced me to open my eyes and play with her on some of her fiddle stuff.”

Williams was the 2015 West Virginia State Junior Fiddle Champion. She also received third place in at the Grand State Champions event in Maryland, and is a three-time Fiddle Champion at Mountaineer Week.

Key to Adam has multiple performance videos posted on their Facebook page, and are available for bookings through their page.

Next Monday’s Elkins Rotary Club meeting will be the group’s Christmas gathering, with a program presented by the West Virginia University Mountaineer mascot, Elkins’ own Trevor Kiess.

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