B Sides & Badlands Archive

Friday, Oct 18: Acclaimed Pianist Tony Nalker at GVT

By: HashtagWV / Category: B Sides & Badlands, Blog, FEATURED EVENTS

“Throughout my career, if I have done anything, I have paid attention to every note and every word I sing – if I respect the song. If I cannot project this to a listener, I fail,” Frank Sinatra famously wrote, as noted by daughter Nancy Sinatra in a 1985 book titled Frank Sinatra, My Father. […]

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B-Sides & Badlands: Carlene Carter, Highway Queen

By: HashtagWV / Category: B Sides & Badlands, Jason Scott

Carlene Carter has brandished the Carter Family torch quite marvelously over the decades. More importantly, she has blazed her own path, branching off from such a tremendous legacy to mine her own. Her work is certainly indebted to her traditional Nashville roots and growing up as the daughter of June Carter and Carl Smith. In […]

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Justin Wells Stirs up Quite the Storm.

By: HashtagWV / Category: B Sides & Badlands, Blog, Jason Scott

Justin Wells soaks every syllable with soul-moving conviction. His work, namely his 2016 solo debut, Dawn in the Distance, is appropriately steeped in the stone cold classics — a little bit George Jones and Waylon Jennings, and a whole lotta rock ‘n roll. Even so early in his career, Wells plants his feet as a […]

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B-Sides & Badlands: Black Garlic Honors Stevie Watts’ Memory on New Album

By: HashtagWV / Category: B Sides & Badlands, Blog, Jason Scott

Funky and fresh, Fayetteville’s Black Garlic upends all expectations. In blending blues, rock, funk and soul, the progressive six-piece march onward into new territory for what will surely be crowning artistic accomplishment. Having lost founder, frontman and talented musician Stevie Watts last summer, remaining members Josh Bibb (guitar), Rob Gross (drums), Michael Williams (bass), Duncan […]

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B-Sides & Badlands: South Hill Banks Weave Genres in Rich Tapestry

By: HashtagWV / Category: B Sides & Badlands, Blog, Jason Scott

The Appalachian Trail worms its way up and down the east coast for over 2,200 miles. Anyone who has hiked any length of the woodsy footpath knows of its rustic beauty, harkening to a vibrant history of hard-working families and a heritage nestled in the annals of time. It contains unlocked mysteries and fables far […]

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Saturday, March 2: Jon Stickley Trio Will Make you Believe at Wild Bean

By: HashtagWV / Category: B Sides & Badlands, Blog, Jason Scott

On record, the Jon Stickley Trio explode with kaleidoscopic colors, owed predominantly to their tightly-bound, earth-shattering finger-picking. They cut traditional fiddle tunes, such as Bill Monroe’s “Jerusalem Ridge,” with the chewy bounce of jazz music and the blustering firestorm of jamgrass. Players Jon Stickley, Lyndsay Pruett and Hunter Deacon hail from Asheville, North Carolina and […]

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B Sides & Badlands: The Parachute Brigade Shines Like Gold

By: HashtagWV / Category: B Sides & Badlands, Blog, Jason Scott

There is an overwhelming majesty of the West Virginia countryside. It’s indescribable really. But when you listen to Americana band The Parachute Brigade, you get a truer sense of what heaven on earth really means. Armed with their debut project, aptly titled The Gold EP, the band of musicians — comprised of Justin Puett, Eric […]

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Sat. Nov 3: Charming Disaster Stitch up Spooky Good Times

By: HashtagWV / Category: B Sides & Badlands, Blog, Jason Scott

Say, “You Do,” and folk-noir band Charming Disaster will haunt your heart. Out of Brooklyn, Ellia Bisker and Jeff Morris craft a shockingly eerie blend of folk and rock that’s then decorated with delightful camp. Their new single “Be My Bride of Frankenstein,” which has origins that pre-date the current band, gives a glimpse into […]

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B-SIDES & BADLANDS: Tim O’Brien Taps into the Spirit of WV Roots & Life’s Sorrows.

When Tim O’Brien weeps for his lost sister on “Guardian Angel,” you feel each and every syllable. Through unpacking his heart, O’Brien comes to greater peace over a tragedy that has long been washed in faded memories. “Well, I lost a big sister when that picture was new / 1956, just before I turned two,” […]

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B-Sides & Badlands: Xander Hitzig Soars over the Big Ole ‘Yonder’

By: HashtagWV / Category: B Sides & Badlands, Blog, Jason Scott

Xander Hitzig is a mighty force. His voice is towering, especially when crafted around such bluesy melodies as “Black” and “Angel Band,” cuts from his extraordinary 2017 studio record, Come Hither from Go Yonder. His soul ripples outward and proves as crucial to the proceedings as the music itself. Elsewhere, songs like “I Shiver with […]

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The Nightmare Continues w/ Lewisburg City Paper this October!

The Nightmare Continues w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this October! - The Nightmare continues w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this October. Located about 15 minutes from downtown Lewisburg, Miller’s Nightmare and Haunted Farm is owned by the Millers and they have recently found that it is cursed. They’ve come up with a theory as to why the land and crop are tainted. There are inhabitants on the […]

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