Yarn with Will Overman Band

The Blind Tiger presents

Yarn with Will Overman Band

Will Overman Band

Fri · May 5, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $14.00

This event is all ages

Yarn
Yarn
Brooklyn-based Americana/Alt-Country band Yarn's sound owes as much to Gram Parsons and Earl Scruggs as to Jerry Garcia and Exile On Main Street-era Rolling Stones. Much like its name, the band Yarn weaves country, rock, blues and more into a genre-defying blend that has captured the attention of fans and critics alike. Following in a fine tradition that includes forward thinking roots bands like The Flying Burrito Brothers and New Riders of The Purple Sage. Yarn weaves roots music idioms into a fresh sound that turns on hipsters and fans of country music alike, with technically impressive song-crafting and universal tales from the road of life.

Their self-titled debut record reached No. 14 on the AMA and R&R Radio Charts, and ranked No. 79 on the AMA's Top 100 Albums of 2007
Yarn's 2008 follow-up, EmptyPockets, spent months in the top 5 on the AMA chart & 8 First Round 2009 Grammy Nominations
Yarn's third release, Come on In, held its own as the #25 record on the top 100 Americana chart of 2010.
Will Overman Band
Will Overman Band
Genre
Southern Fried Folk Rock

Band Members
Will Overman - Lead Vocals, Guitar
J Wilkerson - Bass
Daniel McCarthy - Lead Guitar

Hometown
Charlottesville, VA

About
Will Overman Band is a Southern-Fried Folk Rock group bringing fresh, honest music straight out of the heart of Virginia.

Biography
https://twitter.com/WillOverman1
http://instagram.com/willovermanband

The music of Will Overman Band, call it "amped-up folk rock", is as energetic as it is passionate. The Charlottesville, Va based band has a unique sound that can be both haunting and evocative, yet sincere and sweet.

Musically and lyrically, the band draws from its Virginia roots, producing a rare combination of enticing harmony and straight-ahead, hard-charging rhythm and riffs. Or, as one fan put it, “hearty as a home-cooked Southern meal.”

On June 4th WOB released its first full length LP, self-titled “Will Overman Band, to a near sold out crowd at The Southern Café and Music Hall. Having been recorded just down the road at Monkeyclaus Recording Studio in Roseland, Va, “Will Overman Band” is an 11 song celebration of roots, honest reflection, and a personal statement by a young band taking their first steps on the long journey ahead. The album received rave reviews on a national scale with The Huffington Post stating, “Will Overman Band brings back Southern Fried Rock” and No Depression who said of the album, “A unique, trademark voice, Will's is one you recognize and gravitate to... Overman' s record lays it all out, a rich start for an auspicious musical career.”

Drawing comparisons to The Avetts and Jason Isbell, the band carries an unwavering commitment to its music — and to its fans. That music and those lyrics, as the Huffington Post wrote, seem to draw “ … from the experiences of someone much older”, as is evident in their new single “All I Say”.

The past year has been a busy one. In the past 12 months WOB has broken into the festival circuit with appearances at renowned fests such as Merlefest, Rooster Walk, and Appaloosa. They’ve played hundreds of shows from Burlington, VT to Nashville, TN, and they show no signs of slowing down.

Soulful and unforgettable. Addictive and sometimes playful. Meaningful and real. Those factors, plus a transcendent passion and unyielding commitment to craft, are what truly define this rising, must-see group of talented young musicians.

Awards
Will made it through two rounds of The Voice.

Current Location
Charlottesville, Va
Venue Information:
The Blind Tiger NC
1819 Spring Garden St.
Greensboro, NC, 27403
http://theblindtiger.com/