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18 Strings is an acoustic string trio based out of Morgantown, WV. While their instrumentation suggests a bluegrass group, the music encompasses a variety of genres and styles which can really only be generalized as "acoustic."
The Plank Stompers
Moonshadow 10/22/16 [Moonshadow's Third Anniversary Celebration]
Plank Stompers do not like to think of themselves as a group; but rather, as a movement. Before knowing Plank Stompers, you must first know the Preamble to the Stompstitution: “We, the Stompers of the United Planks, in order to form a more funky union, establish ruckus, insure intergalactic stank-quility, and provide listening pleasure to whoever we may encounter along the way, do hereby proclaim: If sound was butter, and the last 250 years were a biscuit, then Plank Stompers would be the hypothetical knife that smears, scrapes, and swirls all of the sounds from the past together. Pickaxes and pianos, war woops and woodwinds, fiddles sawin’ and crows cawin’, bass drones and mobile phones, all getting pushed into a greasy noise anthology.” – excerpt from The Plank Stompers' website
Coining the genre "World-Americana", Big Hoax is a 5-piece band from Baltimore, MD recognized for its culturally-influenced Americana, and strong live performances. Since February 2013 Big Hoax has performed alongside artists such as Mark Schatz of Nickel Creek, Little Feat, Delta Rae, Cabinet, The Steel Wheels, The Last Bison, Donna The Buffalo, The Streets of Laredo, and others. In the 2015 Tiny Desk Concert Contest, Big Hoax’s live submission of their song “Over and Over” was featured as an honorable mention out of over 8,000 band submissions nationally.
Their debut LP "Mirror Image/Mirage" (July 2016) is produced by Don Godwin and Luke Alexander, Mastered by notable engineer Randy Leroy of Airshow Mastering, and features notable Upright Bassist Mark Schatz. The rich 14-track album tells stories of lust, current world hardship, and determination. – excerpt from Big Hoax's website
Redleg Husky is a country, bluegrass, and blues duo based in Asheville, North Carolina that features Tim McWilliams on acoustic guitar, banjo, and vocals, and Son the Bassman on bass and vocals. Since its inception in 2012, the band has been performing its unique blend of American music in barrooms, theaters, and festivals throughout the Southeast and beyond. The group has released three recordings of original music in that time, a self-titled EP in 2013, its full-length debut, Carolina, in 2014, and a second LP, My Old Heart, in 2016.
Throughout its time together, the band has been garnering rave reviews, leading to features on Alternate Root Magazine's “5 Flying Under the Radar,” WNCW's “Local Color,” and in Asheville's Mountain Xpress, as well as opening performances for national acts such as The Tillers and Kim Lenz and the Jaguars.
With more than five hundred shows already under their belt, Tim and Son are excited to continue their musical evolution, developing new takes on classic songs, bringing an impassioned live show to audiences throughout the region, and pushing musical boundaries within the many sub-genres of Americana.