Fletcher’s Grove hits festival circuit
MORGANTOWN, WV Fletcher’s Grove is very pleased to announce that their new LP Waiting Out The Storm can now be heard in its entirety on retail music platforms. Live dates in support of the record begin June 2 at Mountain Music Festival in Oak Hill, W.Va.
Waiting Out the Storm is a lyrically driven journey through the diverse roads of contemporary folk-rock and Americana in Appalachia. Full of symbolic storytelling and twangy acoustic instrumentation, Fletcher’s Grove crafts tunes that paint an emotionally immersive picture for the listener. From longing blues to energetic foot-stomping dancehall tracks and languid ballads, Waiting Out the Storm shows a cohesion that can only be achieved through virtuosity.
Fletcher’s Grove have been performing around West Virginia for close to ten years, with the initial group beginning when its members were still in high school. After finding some success with their debut record All the Way Home in 2009 and getting their feet wet in the regional scene, the group went through a few different lineup changes, releasing 2012’s Appalachian Reaction and 2015’s live album Twenty Fifteen during the process. The band settled into their current configuration prior to recording 2017’s Fletcher’s Grove.
Waiting Out the Storm features Ryan Krofcheck (vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjitar), Wes Hager (guitar, flute), Matt Marion (vocals, percussion), John Inghram (vocals, bass), and Tommy Bailey (drums), with guest appearances by pedal steel/baritone guitarist Walt Sarkees, keyboardist Mitchell Sutton (Optimus Riff), and trumpeter Chris Tanzey (Kind Thieves, Black Garlic). It was recorded at Bailey’s studio, Riot City Studios in Morgantown, West Virginia.
A well-crafted album, Waiting Out the Storm is a compelling meditation on our shared humanity. Speaking to the innate desire to be recognized and represented, it thoughtfully presents a myriad of feelings throughout its melodic meanderings. Bailey sums it up eloquently; “great music teaches us a little something about the world we live in and maybe a little something about ourselves.”