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
In just over a month we take the stage at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall with Nashville's The Vegabonds and Cris Jacobs of The Bridge. Click on the following link at http://bit.ly/2k6nGC4 to get tickets to our first show of 2017!
To all the women out there, here's to you.
Hey Richmond, tonight I'm playing solo at CrossRoads Coffee & Ice Cream at 8pm with Sugar Dirt and Sand and Don't Chase Felix. If you like A) coffee, B), ice cream, C) affogato (fancy name for espresso over ice cream, thanks Garrett Moore), or D) music, then you know where you need to be this fine Friday night...
We are thrilled to be joining the ranks at Lynchstock Music Festival 2017! We'll be sharing the stage with so many incredible artists including Dawes, Matthew Logan Vasquez of Delta Spirit, SUSTO, and Oddisee just to name a few. April 22nd, be there!
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Had a great time last night at @prorenatabrewery . Thanks to everyone to came out, Genna Matthew Music for sharing the night, and to Mike Cvetanovich for joining me on a few tunes.
Come join me and Genna Matthew Music tonight at Pro Re Nata Brewery out in Crozet. Music starts at 6 and the beer will be a flowing!