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Goin' Sugarin'

Jamie Lester & The Lords of Lester

LORDS OF LESTER is a high energy jamgrass band centered around the songwriting of band leader Jamie Lester, combining folk influences with country, bluegrass, and klezmer.

The Lords:
Jamie Lester – mandolin, lead vocals
Michael Reynolds – bass
David Lawson – clarinet
Francisco Amaya – guitar and vocals
Levi Sanders – banjo
Will Pentz – guitar

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Apple of My Eye


Crushing poverty,rural isolation and a total disconnection from the dumbed down,corporate state of mainstream America; all key ingredients that fuel the backwoods psychedelic sludge that is Hovel.

 Hovel was formed in the fall of 2002 when long time friends resurfaced and churned-out a set's worth of material.Impatient and frustrated searching for the right vocalist Hovel chose to let their songs stand on their own as instrumentals.

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Quie is the Morgantown, WV-based music project combining elements of jazz, hip-hop, and funk. Their music is not a fusion, but a remix; sampling the core elements of each style and recombining them into a new kind of musical expression. Their core instrumentation is piano/keys (Professor X), MPC (Monstalung), and bass (DNK). The trio also collaborates with a wide variety of other artists and MC's.

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Attack of the Killer 'Maters

Hello June

Hello June first came onto the scene in 2017 with their EP Spruce. From that EP, "Dance" was featured by NPR Music's Heavy Rotation and was played on radio stations across the US.  In 2018, Hello June was featured as an NPR Slingshot Artist, alongside Phoebe Bridgers, Snail Mail, Mt. Joy, Jade Bird, and 2017 Slingshot Artist, Big Thief. 

Currently, the band is recording their second album in Nashville Tennessee with Roger Alan Nichols (Belltone Recording). The band is set to release a single in 2022 - their first, in nearly 4 years.

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Appalachian Bison Roast

Rodney Rice

Rooted in the key elements of Americana, with a solid foundation of thoroughly incisive and engaging lyrics, calling to mind such musical figures as John Prine, Billy Joe Shaver and Guy Clark, West Virginia native Rodney Rice presents unflinching portraits of the working man’s plight as well as stark, confessional love songs

Salt of the Earth

The Hardway

The faces and sound may be familiar, even if the name isn't...Haley Slagle and the band The Hardway have been together under a variety of names. But regardless of the name...this band has rocked Appalachia for 25 years.

Haley Slagle:  Vocals and guitar
Mark Poole- Guitar
Adrian Larry - Bass
Dave Cochran- Drums

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