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
Last night was a RAGER! Looking out and seeing everyone dancing their hearts out on a rooftop was just the way we wanted to end our spring tour. Thanks to everyone who came out to see a show this spring, thank you to Second Street Gallery for having us, thank you Matthew McAllister for joining us, and keep your eyes peeled tomorrow for a big announcement! // 📷 by Jody Carbone
Say what?! Yep, you read that right. Our buds at Devils Backbone Hoopla have extended their early bird ticket rate. Hop on this opportunity and don't miss out on one hell of a lineup this September including yours truly, Rainbow Kitten Surprise , Langhorne Slim , SUSTO , Larry Keel , Disco Risqué , Chamomile and Whiskey , Lord Nelson and so many more // Tickets - http://bit.ly/2oqZlZS
Charlottesville, tomorrow night we're taking to the rooftops and looking to close out spring tour with a bang! Join us at Brews With A View: Matthew McAllister and Will Overman Band on top of the 2nd Street Gallery for a beautiful sunset and some mighty fine music from Matthew McAllister and WOB. All of which is for a good cause!
Admission - $20 (100% to the 2nd Street Art Gallery and other Cville community outreach projects)
Doors - 6pm
Matthew McAllister - 6:30pm
WOB - 8:30pm
Ladies and gents, I've got some mighty exciting news to share this Friday. Stay tuned...
Wishing a happy Mothers Day to all the rad moms out there. Mamma O, thanks for being the inspiration to so many songs and helping me become the man I am.
The boys at Hampden-Sydney College always know how to throw a party, even in a downpour. Thanks for having us y'all, congrats on graduating, shout out to Thomas Clay for making things happen... and GO TIGERS!
If you've got a minute (more like 20 seconds) help nominate WOB as one of Cville's best! We sure would appreciate it.
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This Saturday we'll be jamming out at the Know Good Beer & Music Festival at the IX Art Park in Cville. Word on the street is tickets are running EXTREMELY LOW, so you if you haven't gotten yours yet you might want to hop on it.
Tix - http://www.knowgoodbeer.com
Gates - 2-6pm
WOB - 4-5:30pm
knowgoodbeer.com is the only local small business hosting beer tastings while raising money for great causes. Our goal is not to be the biggest but rather to provide craft beer lovers with an