2021: The 30 year anniversary

Writing this on January 4, 2021, it's hard to believe that this June will mark 30 years in business here in West Virginia. Sadly, forces are at work here and in the world in general which have put the organ world into decline. Between a dwindling population and people not attending church in the numbers they once did, the attrition in business has been dramatic in the last few years. As of the time of writing there are no projects on the books. This has happened before but not with this much depth.

In 2019 I purchased the building at 913 Pennsylvania Ave. in St. Albans, known to most as the Fret 'n Fiddle building. We moved the shop there last year, so now there's a nice spacious facility to work in. Talk about "all dressed up and no place to go".

There are a couple of prospects out there which I'm hopeful for, and maybe news of those jobs will be written here later in the year. But with the pandemic getting worse by the day there's no telling if or when anything will be done. In the meantime I'm enjoying working with the music teachers at the building, and we even installed a little three rank Kilgen organ there for everyone to hear.

CN 1/4/21

Kanawha Organ Works, 834 S. Walnut Street, St Albans, West Virginia 25177 304-727-5022