Will Overman Band is a Southern-Fried Folk Rock group bringing fresh, honest music straight out of the heart of Virginia.
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.
"Will Overman Band brings back Southern Fried Rock" - The Huffington Post
"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.” - No Depression
The Two for Two Tour rolls on tonight at French Broad Brewing in beautiful Asheville, NC. If you're nearby, come join me and Matthew McAllister from 6-8!
Good times last night at BoneFire Smokehouse! Tonight Matthew McAllister and I are at 185 King Street in Brevard, NC. Come join us at 185 King Street from 8-10!
Welp, today was my last day of college... ever. So what to do now? Go on tour that's what!
Two for Two Tour kicks off today. If you're in southwestern Virginia come join me and Matthew McAllister at BoneFire Smokehouse in Abingdon, Va! For more info visit www.willovermanband.com.
6/8 - BoneFire Smokehouse, Abingdon, VA
6/9 - 185 King Street, Brevard, NC
6/10 - French Broad Brewing, Asheville, NC
6/11 - The Acoustic Coffeehouse, Johnson City, TN
6/12 - Eddie's Attic, Decatur, GA
6/14 - WDVX Blue Plate Special, Knoxville, TN *AM show
6/14 - Bobby's Idle Hour, Nashville, TN *PM show
6/15 - Private Event, Charlotte, NC
6/16 - Private Event, Greenville, SC
6/17 - The Mill, Charleston, SC
6/18 - Private Event, Charleston, SC
Wishing the happiest of birthdays to the man on the skins, Mr. Garrett Moore! This dude lays it down night after night, and the best part about having him on stage is that he's fun as hell to play with. We hope you have a great day bud, may it be filled with the finest coffee money can buy. #garrettisobsessedwithcoffee
Wow, just a week in and my Kickstarter campaign has raised close to $3000, all thanks to you! With 20 days and $4000 to go, let's keep pushing. Tell your family, tell your friends, let's get the word out there!
kickstarter.com After touring with a band the past 3.5 years and somehow staying in college, it's time to graduate and make a statement of my own.