[caption id="attachment_30583" align="aligncenter" width="1080"]<img class="size-full wp-image-30583" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/12\/ancestor-radio-group-Robinson-Mike-Clark-and-Andrew-Ianni.jpg" alt="" width="1080" height="1080" \/> Susanna Robinson, Mike Clark, and Andrew Ianni[\/caption]\r\n<h1>Ancestor Radio will provide the musical entertainment for a free wine and appetizer reception Tuesday, Dec. 5, kicking off the annual Operating Fund Drive for the Greenbrier County Public Library.<\/h1>\r\nThe reception, catered by Blackwell\u2019s, is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library in downtown Lewisburg. This kick-off event for the fund drive is hosted by the Greenbrier County Public Library Board of Trustees: Danny Boone, David Nalker, Terry Thompson, Sarah Skelding and Rich Ford.\r\n\r\nAncestor Radio features Susanna Robinson, Mike Clark and Andrew Ianni. They blend their voices with guitar, bass and accordion to offer a variety of musical selections, from jazz to traditional and from standards to originals.\r\n\r\nAudiences have enjoyed hearing Robinson sing in the Lewisburg area for more than 25 years. She was a founding member of the jazz combo Ghost Town Swing. She returns to her jazz roots on occasion with the jazz trio Robinson, Hoffman, and Sellards. She has appeared on such radio shows as \u201cMusic from the Mountains\u201d and \u201cMountain Stage.\u201d Her musical tribute to entertainer Bricktop has become an annual event for Alderson Main Street.\r\n\r\nAndrew Ianni plays guitar, bass and slide guitar. He is described as being gentle in spirit and strong in musical knowledge. He has played with bluesman Charlie Donelan and the rock band Sweety, and was a member of Crow Moon with Robinson.\r\n\r\nSongwriter and musician Mike Clark has been part of several musical collaborations, including the Lewisburg-based New River Twain, the Fifth Dementia and Squawkin\u2019 Henry. Robinson characterizes his songwriting as brilliant.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe play under lots of different names,\u201d Robinson said, \u201cand have often changed our name every couple of gigs, just for our own amusement.\u201d\r\n\r\nAnd so, Ancestor Radio was born. \u201cThis name came from my penchant for digging up old photos of musicians, tin-types and other kinds, and thinking, \u2018This is the music of the ancestors.\u2019\r\n\r\n\u201cAncestor Radio had a nice ring and rhythm, and was a take on transistor radio. I thought it kind of encompassed the old and new.\u201d\r\n\r\nThis year\u2019s fundraising goal for the Greenbrier County Public Library is $60,000. Fifty percent of the money the library receives from the state must be matched by public\/private funds.\r\n\r\nDonations designated for the Operating Fund may be sent to Greenbrier County Public Library, 152 Robert W. McCormick Drive, Lewisburg, WV\u00a0 24901. More information about the fund drive or library services is available by calling 304-647-7568.