Headliner: Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line “Nora Jane Struthers is guided by fire. Struthers has [come] up with some of the most quietly powerful narratives within the new wave of Americana artists. … The sound of the Party Line has progressed to include propulsive electric guitar and drums, and Struthers’ sweet voice is showing an edge, the better to meet the challenge.” Ann Powers, NPR Music. Opener: GypsyRhythm GypsyRhythm formed in the fall of 2012 as a belly dancing duo, eventually branching out into live music and adding a percussionist to the group. Our members are... multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. We began performing by going to open mics and performing original belly dance choreography and playing a new genre of music, with both cover songs and original works and by performing with some local artists and projects. Soon we booked several shows in Charleston at The Boulevard Tavern, The Empty Glass, Third Eye Cabaret, and Nomadic Tribes Collective, along with upcoming appearances at Roni's Pizza Bar and More, and on 88.1 FM for a live radio interview on WTSQ's Musicians Edition. We currently host open mic at The Empty Glass every third Monday night of the month.
The original “Hitchers” was very guitar-centric with pedal steel and percussion layered on top. The new “WV Hitchers” is a more authentic Folk-Americana sound, relying on the powerful songwriting and smooth vocals of Maria that melds with the strength of the lead guitar position, now occupied by Chuck on his pedal steel. Dan and Creed fill out the mix with Dan’s subtle and steady percussion as well as Creed’s tastefully rich bass lines. Tickets $5, kids 6 and under get in free.
Weary Space Wanderer is spreading improvisational, Appalachian-jam over the made-from-scratch material of singer-songwriter Kevin Hamric. Taking the stories built on an acoustic guitar and shaping them into mind-bending trips of Americana and roots-rock exploration, Weary Space Wanderer is nothing short of an eclectic ride into what modern mountain music can be. Tickets are $5, kids 6 and under get in free.
The Halftime boys have entertained audiences from coast to coast with their unique blend of acoustic Americana music. Often described as “jam grass”, the band, while having a strong bluegrass influence, does not include the standard elements of a traditional bluegrass band. (There is no banjo or fiddle in the group), and the song selection covers a wide array of musical styles. In addition to an eclectic song selection, the band also performs a number of original compositions. Halftime String Band consists of: Jason Jaros (guitar and vocals), Fred Crozier (mandolin and vocals) and Bob Spangler (upright bass and vocals). A “Halftime” show brings audiences to their feet and puts smiles on their faces. Tickets are $5, kids 6 and under get in free.
Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, the home of live music on public radio, is heard weekly on more than 150 National Public Radio stations across America. Recorded before a live audience, each show features five artists ranging from seasoned legends to emerging stars, performing music that spans folk, blues and country to indie rock, synth pop and more! The September show will feature the Americana sound of Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors performing songs from their newest album “Souvenir.”
JCJAM3 is a multi-genre music festival held at David Harris Riverfront Park along the beautiful Ohio River. Music, food, friendship and a celebration of our local heritage will take place May 26-27, 2017. From Bluegrass and Old Time to Americana, the Blues, Rock and Western Cowboy Swing with a little of all in between, makes this one of the most unique festivals of the season. JCJAM3 is a 100% not for profit show staffed entirely by volunteers. For a full lineup, tickets, and more information please visit www.jcjam3.com.
Experience a toe-tappin’ good time! Some of the region’s best bluegrass, Americana and roots music artists perform in Wheeling as part of the popular Mountain Moon Coffeehouse series. Crowd-pleasing performers, expert pickers, talented vocalists and captivating storytellers entertain crowds with foot-stomping tunes and expressive ballads. Shows take place in the historic 100-year-old Stifel Fine Arts Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. Then, the music begins at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets online or call 304-242-7700. Purchase early, many shows sell out!
Come on out and enjoy music by hometown favorite, Marguerite. Members Josiah Spangler, Abigail Reynolds, Evan Olds, Jeremiah Hatfield and Mark Spangler play a myriad of acoustic & percussive instruments with folk rock, Americana and a dash of jazz! The Market on Courthouse Square will be on hand all day with their delicious salads, sandwiches, pizza and dessert options. Mark your calendars for this one ~ it's sure to be packed!