Original R&B, Alt Country, Rock
Show Category: January
Virginia Ground plays such a unique style of music that they created their own genre just to describe it: That is the Appalachiaphonic. Around Jamen Denton and his fountainesque songwriting is an ensemble of inventive musicians who create a sound at once electrically novel, and yet hauntingly familiar. With Justin Denton on Drums, Derick Boardwine on Bass, Blake Collins on Mandolin, Will Outlaw on Trombone, Ben Smith on Harmonica, Jon McGlocklin on Harmony Vocals, and Jamen on Guitar and Lead Vocals, this group marries sounds from blues and funk to country, rock, and reggae, and then tempers their forceful and fluid sounds with elements of Dixieland and swing to craft the Appalachiaphonic.
The Antecedents are a project formed by two people who found their bond through music. The sole purpose of the project is to make music they enjoy, and that any listener young or old could relate to. Formed in the winter of 2015, Billy Steele had taken a break from music pursuing a career in other endeavors. He and his fiance’ Erika Esperanza were expecting their first child, and were working hard to prepare for their new adventure in life. Billy knew in his heart that his time making music was only briefly dormant. He started writing songs again, and knew that his relationship with Erika was meant to bring his love for such back. Now with over two albums worth of material, The Antecedents are ready to share their work with everyone. Songs of hope. The Past is the Present is the Future. Learn, Create, Embrace.