Fletcher's Grove / Jazzam
Fri. Nov 23, 2012 at 9:00pm EST
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Fletcher's Grove is truly a big fish in a little pond. Widely regarded as one of West Virginia's most promising up-and-coming band, the group of five has used their Appalachian successes to pack a variety of venues and festivals along the East Coast. Fueled by their 2010 debut album "All The Way Home," the band effortlessly weaves funk, rock, and jazz influences into a completely unique, genre-free, and contagious sound.
Known for their high-energy shows, the band mixes pulsating bass lines, dual-guitar solos, and an eclectic percussion section that makes standing still nearly impossible. By maintaining a solid focus on perfecting musical intricacy and creating seamless improvisation, Fletcher's Grove has captured the imaginations of thousands in the Mountain State and beyond.
In the summer of 2011, Fletcher's Grove hit the festival season hard playing such festivals as All Good Music Festival, The Werk Out Music Festival, Highland Jam, Hookahnanny, Hookah in the Hills, Masquerade Ball, Camp Barefoot, WV State Fair, Mon Arts Festival, Woodlands Spring Jubilee, Live on the Levee, Recipe Family Cookout, and Halloween Masquerade Ball.
The five-man-band is made up of Ryan Krofcheck (Vocals/Ryth. Guitar), Matt Marion (Vocals/Percussion), Wes Hager (Lead Guitar/Flute), Taylor Pratt (Bass), and Adam Greene (Drums). Aside from the music they grew up on their musical education and degrees have carried them throughout improvisational jams and intricate song writing. Throwing in heavy jazz rudiments and a diverse array of instruments from the mandolin to the flute.
Fletcher's Grove plays over 150+ shows and festivals a year, sharing the stage and line-up with bands such as Furthur, Primus, Yonder Mountain String Band, Umphree's McGee, Dark Star Orchestra, Gov't Mule, Rusted Root, Papadosio, The Werks, Ekoostik Hookah, EOTO, The New Mastersounds, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, Cornmeal, Great American Taxi, and number of other talented artist.
Fletcher's Grove now calls home to Morgantown, WV. They are in the studio working on their new album that will be release in the spring of 2012. Fletcher's Grove also landed full-time spot playing as the house band on The Coffee Talk Show - a WV based late night style talk show that showcases the people and stories around WV.
Crazy space jazz with a healthy dose of funk
Jazzam began over 10 years ago as a trio featuring Glenn Strother on guitar, Marc Sterling on bass, and Kiran Contractor on drums. In 2005, JAZZAM was re-formed in Pittsburgh PA with Glenn and Marc and other amazing musicians (primarily John Riley on drums, Jeremy McDonough on keyboard, Jake Miller on percussion and Clinton Clegg on vocals and rhythm guitar).
It's 2012 and Jazzam is back with original founders Glenn & Marc and a new line-up. And, the roof is coming down.