The Window Panes are more than just an acoustic rock/jam band from Winchester, Virginia. They are passionate musicians, who have honed their craft and enjoy nothing more than sharing their talents live, on stage. The band members write and compose a substantial portion of the music they perform; often times reflecting on personal experiences that have touched their lives. Their personal connection to the music translates into a solid performance with every song; invigorating, enveloping, and embracing their audience.
Members of The Window Panes also share a deep love of Americana/Folk Rock/Jam Bands/Psychedelia forms of music. Influences on the band, which can often be heard throughout their performances include: the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Keller Williams, Indecision, the Rolling Stones, and many others. While the band enthusiastically enjoys covering such notable artists, they are far from simply being considered a cover band.
History: David Drew Porter (guitarist/singer/songwriter) & Paul Morgan (bassist/songwriter) began performing as a folk duo on New Years Eve 2009. Then, under the moniker, The Window Panes, in the Spring of 2011, they were discovered by renowned mandolin player, vocalist & songwriter, Vince Diem, of bluegrass group, Flint Hollow, at a coffee shop in Winchester, VA. Next, came Christopher White to check out the trio and he joined shortly thereafter adding distinctively tasteful leads on guitar and unique vocals. Wanting to take the group to the next level, the search for a drummer ended once Evan Wolfe auditioned. Now, with the 'Dire' Wolf and Paul providing a solid foundation to complete the line up, 'the Panes' went to the 'woodshed' to hone the craft. 2012 has found the band playing many festivals and an increasing notoriety in the region. The arrival of Autumn has ushered in the cool hand of Daniel Sutter on drums, to fill the gap left by the departure of Evan from the Shenandoah Valley These guys combine passionate sets of original music with some of their favorite bands. These guys just enjoy singin', pickin', & grinin'.
So, who are The Window Panes? Come out to one of our shows and decide for yourself.
The Window Panes are David Drew Porter (rhythm guitar/vocals); Paul Morgan (bass/vocals); Chris White (lead guitar/vocals); Vince Diem (mandolin/vocals); and, Daniel Sutter (drums/percussion).