Alasha is well-known and loved as the former violinist from Charleston based, gypsy rock back, Qiet. As she steps out on her own path to pursue her solo and duo career, she is also enjoying different kinds of collaborations with some of her favorite musicians. Joining her on stage will be Sean Richardson.
Sounds like: Sweeping, gypsy-inspired violin, your favorite romance soundtrack.
If you want to hear what it sounds like to drive down the California coastal highway (in music form), listen to these guys. Combining electronic elements with good old fashioned rock and soul, BadLands often puts us in the mind of The Black Keys.
Artists BadLands likes: The Black Keys, Led Zeppelin, Incubus, Kings Of Leon, Aphex Twins, Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age
Jacob Dunn, or Jake Dunn is a singer-songwriter and lead singer of Jake Dunn & the Blackbirds, is originally from Pomeroy, and is now living locally in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Jake writes honest, heartfelt songs about searching through emotions in everyday life and relationship, and will be joining us for a solo acoustic set, this year.
Steve Hussey and Jake Eddy originally started working together in 2014 the Steve hired Jake to record a few songs for Steve's upcoming wedding. Now they have an album together that encompasses the Americana/Country/Singer-Songwriter vibe they love so well.
Jake is a West Virginia state flat picking champion and multi-instrumental virtuoso who has played with Bluegrass legend Melvin Goins' band. He has also played with James King and shared the stage with Idletymes, Don Rigby, and Remington Ryde to name a few.Steve is a well known regional songwriter best known in the region around West Virginia for his work with his eponymous Steve Hussey Band. A veteran performer, he has shared the stage with .38 special, Eddie Money and the Davisson Brothers to name a few while entertaining crowds at clubs and fairs and festivals all over the region.
Led by singer-songwriter Levi Westfall, Newfeather is a great Americana band that's easy on the ears.
Their influences include: The Band, Allman Brothers, Jason Isbell, Ryan Adams, Brian Fallon, John Mayer, Dawes, Waylon Jennings, and Bruce Springsteen.
And they're really nice guys.
The Horse Traders are an Americana, Rock, Alt. Country, Roots, Soul band that we love, and are so happy to host.I mean, look at those faces...how could you not trust that you'll love them, too?
Their bio simply says they're Indie/Alternative, but they're so much more than that. When you listen to their catchy music, you'll hear influences of reggae, rock, hip-hop and so much more, and you'll find yourself dancing along.
Armed with electric guitars, swooning vocals, and songs that split the difference between rock & roll and dreamy psychedelia...Angela Perley & the Howlin' Moons bring performances full of energy, good vibes, and the occasional musical saw.
Sounds like: A cross between a bit of Fleetwood Mac and Mazzy Star...they've also heard their newest album: "creates its own geography, building an imaginary place where the influences of David Gilmour, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, and Nebula all intersect."
An Indie singer-songwriter, Roy writes songs full of feeling, that sound like they're caught in a dream. Influences include City and Colour, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), William Fitzsimmons, Iron & Wine, and Nathaniel Rateliff. We also think there's a splash of the mellower bits of John Mayer in there, too.
Echo Mecca is an all-original electronic duo who continues to bend genres and twist digital and organic instruments to forge their own unique sound! With influences ranging from trip hop to punk to psychedelic to dance music, members Stephanie Sayre Filson and Brad Hoffman keep bringing fresh, groovy, high energy goodness to music lovers everywhere!
Sounds like: A great party
Micah Kesselring, 22, has performed blues music since he was 14 years old. Raised in the Appalachia foothills of southeastern Ohio, Kesselring quickly made his way onto the Columbus blues music scene after playing smaller hometown shows, and has competed in more than several blues competitions and festivals since.
Micah lists his bandmates as: 2009 National Reso-Phonic Triolian, 1909 A.C. Fairbanks Regent Banjo, Joker 2-String Electric Cigar Box Guitar, Mandolin, Homemade Pepsi crate Kickbox.
Micah plays soulful, deep South blues.
Qiet is the culmination of this wild and wondrous world, infused with every culture on the planet and refined in the mountains of West Virginia. Our songs radiate an undeniable energy, passionate lyrics and humor dark as coal. A balance of high-energy chaos and perfect order, Qiet’s visceral performances will keep you dancing long after the concert’s over. Combining the elegant excesses of 1920’s jazz with the unpredictably of pure punk rock, what results is not just a show -- it is an experience.
Sounds like: Pretty much nothing else
As part of the inspiration for the band's name, The Kind Thieves list this as their bio:
"Many a thief is a better man than many a clergyman, and miles nearer the gate of the kingdom"- George Macdonald
The Kind Thieves bring beautiful life to their folk/bluegrass music that we can't wait for you to hear!
Levi Westfall is the lead singer of Newfeather. He's agreed to play a solo acoustic set as well as a band set, and we're so glad he has. His live performance will leave your ears happy and ready for more.