Singer/songwriter Tom Shanteau was born in Toledo , Ohio and grew up in a little town, Ranger West Virgina. He moved Nashville TN to further sculpt his songwriting in 2001. In 2018 he and his wife Bonnie moved to Pensacola Florida to continue with music and enjoy the white sand beaches. He has been on a great run playing venues all over the The States and Nashville including the world famous Mother Church , The Ryman Auditorium, Tootsies Orchid Lounge, and numerous other venues on Broadway in Nashville and beyond. Tom and his wife Bonnie would like to invite you to enjoy there show. So come along for the ride and listen to some great songs! You wont regret it !
A black man raised in predominantly white rural Appalachia, Walter DeBarr is not a man who has ever played by the rules. But when he plays, everyone listening wants to join him. His music, colored by early punk influences and his grandmother’s gospel music, and washed in years of whiskey, cigarettes, and rough living, carries listeners along on his journey to redemption and love. Walter’s music reaches into the dark, lonely places of his listeners’ hearts and carries them gently back out again to the light. It is hauntingly familiar to anyone who has ever lost a loved one or lost their way. But he offers hope in the form of fireflies and images evoking the wooded landscapes of his youth.
Dangerous Cookies is a fun, high-energy, classic rock cover band, based in South Point, OH, featuring a wide variety of classics to sing and dance with.
Huntington, WV’s Flat Tracker is a Americana band soaked in good old fashioned rock and roll. Fronted by Jeremy “Wood” Roberts, the band plays original songs about life in Appalachia. Their debut EP Jewel City Stereo is a must listen for any music fan.
Few names are establishing themselves so firmly in the world of music like Nic Allen. A multi-talented solo artist from southern Ohio, Nic has been taking listeners on a compelling journey of thoughts and emotions with every new release. Now partnered with his backing band, The Troubled Minds, they are an unstoppable force in the alternative rock scene.
Coop and Rolling Thunder
Coop and Rolling Thunder are a 4 piece cover band who play some of the most fun classic rock songs you can think of. Made up of four veteran members of the West Virginia music scene, you’re bound to have a good time when this bunch rolls into town.
Based out of the small town of Nitro, West Virginia and steeped in blues and traditional folk sounds, Tony Harrah is a voice of Appalachia that begs the attention of the hardest heart string. Gritty and true, his songwriting speaks to the life of blue collar society and forgotten America. Since the 2016 and 2017 albums "Two Dollar Suit" and "Oklahoma Blues" done with the Putnam Prohibition, Harrah has been showcasing his widespread instrumental and writing talents. Being billed alongside artists like Tyler Childers, Jeremy Pinnell, Nicholas Jamerson and many more, Harrah is breaking out of his regional coverage and spreading his fan base nationally. With musical influences ranging from Guy Clark and Tom Waits, to Springsteen and Ryan Adams; Harrah has perfected his own unique sound and has been described as "like Ray Charles and a hippie had a child and it came out sounding like Muddy Waters." - J.A. Outlaw Resurgence. Tony is currently exploding back onto the scene after some time away and is loading all the pain, love and loss of the world in his guitar case. His songwriting is shockingly true to the human experience and hits so deeply it brings a perspective that will take even the toughest music lovers to their knees. His latest album, "Unicorns", promises to further cement the certain rise in listeners and fans, and releases worldwide Summer of 2019.
Three’s Company Blues
Three’s Company Blues started as a fun cover project but has blossomed into much more as they will soon be releasing their first EP, a five song disc of heavy blues rock, slow blues and a touch of indie rock. The band is fronted by Ryan Wright on lead guitar and vocals. On bass is Katie Ann who also sings lead vocals on a number of tracks. Shane Durham plays behind the drum kit and sings backup vocals. The three together combine to create beautiful and sometimes out of the box harmonies. Their influences cover a wide range of genres from Jimi Hendrix, to Govt Mule even to Vulfpeck.
Entertainment is the power of surprise; the power to escape and a time to capture the priceless moments in life. My shows range from small intimate gatherings to large stage shows. No show is too big or too small. No crowd is too young or old. While attending Marshall University I became a 3 year lettermen for the football team, playing in and winning four MAC Conference championships as well as four bowl games. I received my masters degree in School Counseling.
Creek Don’t Rise
Raw soul dripping with Appalachian Blues. Whether it's the full band or the acoustic duo that started it all, you will feel every note and live every word.
Formed in 1990, "Mothman" is a band that enjoys performing many different styles of popular music. We try to perform over 100 shows a year, the bulk of our work is in clubs playing cover music ranging from lighter classic rock, blues, a few country numbers and everything in-between. The band also stays active recording original music and looks forward to the summer/fall festival circuit. Thank you for keeping Live Music Alive!