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
How to vote for WOB to play at LOCKN' Festival 2017:
1. Follow this link - http://www.locknfestival.com/rtlvote
2. Click on Will Overman Band
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VOTE HERE - http://www.locknfestival.com/rtlvote
IT'S GO TIME! We have been selected as one of twenty bands across the state to compete in the Rockn to Lockn competition. From now through March 1st you can vote for Will Overman Band to perform at LOCKN' Festival alongside The Avett Brothers, Widespread Panic, and many more. You can vote once daily, and anyone, anywhere can vote simply by following the link below. Tell your friends, tell your family, tell your pets if they're tech savvy. HELP US GET TO LOCKN' 2017!
Vote here: http://www.locknfestival.com/rtlvote then make sure you open the confirmation email so your vote is official.
*Bonus, each person who votes has a chance to win a 4-Day Pass to Lockn'!
locknfestival.com LOCKN' is AUG 25 - 28 in Arrington, Virginia. Tickets on sale now!
Happy Valentine's day! We hope your day is full of love and heart shaped delectables. As you may know, we're playing Lynchstock Music Festival on April 22nd and we couldn't be more excited to join the likes of Dawes and Matthew Logan Vasquez at what's sure to be one hell of an event. Check out the article below by our friend Lisa Lynn Snedeker for more information.
Tickets on sale now - http://bit.ly/2lcqa5u
P.S. BIG NEWS coming tomorrow...
musicreporterblog.wordpress.com The Lynchstock Music Festival is celebrating five years of music on April 22 and is moving to Riverfront Park in Downtown Lynchburg, Virginia.
Hampton Roads, if you're looking for something to do this Sunday, head on over to Wing King in Kempsville to the Brother's Keeper Benefit Concert for our good friend and drummer extraordinaire, Michael Williams. Mike is one of the finest drummers we've ever had the pleasure of playing with and he needs our help. Over the past few years, Mike's been in and out of the hospital much more than he'd like and the bills are stacking up. If you can't make it tomorrow, please think about donating to Mike's GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/for-medical-purposes
Thanks everyone, happy Sunday!
For this #tbt head on over to YouTube and check out "Pilot Mountain" live at The National:
Folks we've got tickets for our upcoming show at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on February 24th and you won't find them cheaper anywhere else. But we've only got a limited number so comment below or shoot us a message to secure a ticket today!