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Pigeons Playing Ping Pong brought a slew of jam scene upstarts to Terra Alta, WV for Domefest. Carly Shields shares her thoughts, while Nicky Angelo provides photos.
About Fletcher’s Grove
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.
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.
Brandi Carlile’s third of six 2020 Ryman Auditorium concerts featured guest appearances from The War & Treaty and Sheryl Crow.
Dark Star Orchestra recreated two classic Grateful Dead shows and played a pair of elective concerts as part of their Jam In The Sand 2020 destination event in Mexico last week.
Mike Gordon dusted off “Soulfood Man” for the first time since 2017 and just second time since 2014 as part of his band’s Sunday night show at Mr. Small’s in Pittsburgh.
Wilco loaded their setlist with bust outs and rarities on Sunday at their Sky Blue Sky destination event in Mexico.
Dead & Company focused on Jerry songs over the course of Sunday’s matinee at Playing In The Sand in Mexico.