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We literally get hundreds of musician inquiries each year and we listen to each one. It's extremely difficult, yet we try to choose the best, relatively unknown bands we can find. Our friends and guests expect each High Land Jam to be different, yet one thing that stays the same is the quality of the music. Some bands come back, but we always have new bands each year. It's like a reunion of musicians. If you wish to play the High Land Jam, please submit through Sonic bids. It's a lot easier on us to hear you. Almost all of our bands are from Sonic Bids. Bands are listed by confirmation date only. See you on the farm!


 

   
ZEN

ZEN
11 Year Birthday!
ZEN is an eclectic mix of musical genres brought together by four talented individuals who have played together for over ten years. The band has shared stages over the years with Blues Traveler, Keller Williams, Sam Bush, Rat Dog, Little Feat, and the Derek Trucks Band. With literally hundreds of shows under their belt, ZEN toured the East coast of the United States extensively between 2002-2007, culminating a half decade of music with the “All Together” tour at Snowshoe Mountain, where the group broke Phish’s “longest continuous jam by a Jam band” – a 7hr and 46 minute record – with their legendary 20 hours of continuous music!

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Headgroove

This five piece funky, soulful, high-energy band makes you want to get up and dance the night away! Be mesmerized by the soulful vocals, intricate musical weavings, and smooth delivery of this eclectic and unique group. Predominantly funk/soul, with overtones of 1970's classic rock, acid jazz, dance, and electronica, the music features over 40 original songs and a smattering of choice, juicy covers
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Started by (and featuring) Evan Neva –  on keyboards, vocals, guitar, percussion, harmonica, flute, trumpet and more – Evan delivers the sound of a full band by himself using a loop-machine to "layer up" each song. Aside from some of the drums, all of the music is performed live on stage. A few instruments including drums and bass are performed on the keyboards.

Since it's inception in 2008, Evan has been joined by a number of additional musicians on stage to produce an even fuller sound including Scott Cohen on lead guitar and vocals; Chuck D. on keyboards, percussion and vocals; Dave Taschman on sax, vocals, and percussion; Sabrina TheMusic on vocals; and Jess Roberts on vocals and percussion.

Many additional musicians are also known to make cameo appearances at Headgroove shows, so you never know who to expect. Crowds are fascinated to watch the players jumping from instrument to instrument as they build each song, and amazed at how so few people can create such a large band sound.

600LBS OF SIN!



Formed in late 2009 by Josh Thomas & Mike Pushkin as an expansion of their acoustic duo, The Filthy No 'Counts. Mike Pushkin is a well known local musician & songwriter in Charleston & Morgantown, WV. He is a founding member of The Joint Chiefs & Josh Thomas has played in local Charleston, WV bands for over 10 years. Together their vision of blending honky tonk, reggae, southern rock, bluegrass, folk, & blues with intense improvised jams & unique vocal harmonies, reminiscent of the jamband greats by which they are so heavily influenced, came together with the addition of vocalist Sierra Ferrell. Sierra's vocal range & demanding stage presence, along with her exquisite song writing, are enough to have you begging for more. The current rhythm section is an all-star lineup with John Inghram on bass and founding member of The Recipe Gregg Lowley on drums.

This band is a must see for any fan of live music!

The Greens

The Greens: playing together for nearly ten years, name and sound recognition have taken root. At all types of venues, they nurture a solid reputation of good music and good times.

With Andrew Tuck (guitar and lead vocals) Ben Sweeney (bass and vocals) and Nathan Yoke (drums, percussion and vocals) this experienced outfit plays more than 100+ shows a year. Writing original songs that audiences can feel and relate to, the Greens constantly impart new quality material. They guarantee consistent delivery of electrifying performances. Crowds cannot help but dance and make magic happen! A crop of devoted fans is sure to grow wherever the Greens take the stage.
The Greens! How can music taste so delicious?!

TRB

Tuscarawas River Band


The Original Tuscarawas River Band is a family band formed in 1999 in Nacogdoches, TX. 

Between 1999 and 2003, The Tuscarawas River Band toured the US spreading their positive message to venues such as the Colorado's Rico Theater and Telluride Bluegrass Festival, the Agora Theater in Cleveland, OH, the Second Annual Elkhenge Music Festival w/ the late Vassar Clements, a late night show at the 2002 New Orleans Jazz Festival, and an opening show for Santana at the prestigious Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH.

Backed by three part harmonies, a powerful, versatile rhythm section, funky bass lines, soaring fiddle leads, earthy bluegrass rhythms, and the explosive crunch of electric blues guitar, the original TRB tunes were labeled Rocky Mountain funkgrass.

Their songs are the soundtrack of the times they spent on the road together, and the wild and crazy river folk that joined them along the way. 

After 3 years of solid living on the road, the original lineup disbanded in 2002. 

2012 marks the year of their reunion. A time to celebrate the past and make plans for the future. 

The Original TRB consists of: 
Jamie McCahill
Corey McCahill
Brian Johnson
Hilary Murray
Jesse Cravens

bones weedsley

Bones Weedsley


    ...Formed late in 2008 in NJ, Rich Plumpton brought the members of several Clinton/Pattenburg based bands together in an informal environment to play and jam the music they love. All of the musicians are extremely skilled on their instruments, and have many years of experience playing a variety of styles, but BW is a labor of love.The reaction of the audience at the first show was extremely positive, and they decided to take it to a somewhat serious level. Gigs were booked, and fans (now known as "Boners") were won over. As stated before, all of the members come from diverse musical backgrounds which gives their jams an interesting twist and direction. The name "Bones" Weedsley was taken as a somewhat distorted combination of the other bands that the members are involved with.
BW includes members of "Dyer Weed", "Jam-Bone", "Slee" and "Alligator".
A fictional character, Chesterwood "Bones" Weedsley was created to represent the nomadic and unpredictable musical journeys that BW embarks upon.
You can find the "Bones" Weedsley group on Facebook for additional information and fan feedback

InFormation

"The InFormation", a Charleston, WV based band formed in late fall of 2008. Formed originally by lead singer and lead guitarist Curtis Chittenden and drummer Shane Durham, InFormation has gone through a few different lineup changes before they found the sound they were searching for. With bass player Roy Graley added to the mix of this trio, InFormation puts out an enormous amount of sound with amazing grooves and jaw dropping breakdowns that a listener may claim to have only heard from another great 3-piece... Rush.

InFormation has many influences coming from many different styles, which shows in their original material, in that they have no limits within genre. You never know what you will see or hear at an InFormation show. The band plays strictly off feeling and energy combined.

Today you can see InFormation rocking out in many venues in Charleston, WV and surrounding areas every weekend. They are constantly writing new material which keeps fans looking forward to what they might hear at the next show

JBSeth

Tenney & Maynard


 JB Tenney:
From aggressive slap and tap guitar, to soft easy melodic tunes. Not just instrumental music, his shows are also layered with soulful vocal songs as well. JB's influences range from Michael Hedges to Duran Duran, all wrapped up in a new package! Check out his latest CD, "Far From Home", for a primer on his unique approach to acoustic guitar and looping.

Seth Maynard:
Seth Maynard's years of training at Berklee College of Music are evident in his skillful and colorful guitar stylings. He performs as many as 150 shows each year at various regional venues and serves as Adjunct Music Faculty at Davis & Elkins College. He also owns and operates Lone Wolf Productions where his recording/producing credits are numerous. Seth's latest CD release, "Osmosis", features his guitar playing and songwriting in a modern jazz/fusion instrumental context.

Tenney & Maynard:
Seth & JB (Tenney & Maynard) have combined forces to bring audiences a creative mix of jazz, folk, rock and improvisational guitar music that leans heavily on both of their influences. They have released the CD "Dichotomized " as a duo.

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SoulStrippa


SoulStrippa is a funk band formed by musicians who attended high school together in Buckhannon, West Virginia.  A conglomeration of members from various Bucktown bands, SoulStrippa is united by a mutual love of funk, soul, and jazz music. The Highland Jam lineup features Rick Miller, Bryce O'Loughlin, and Pierson Keating.

 

Rough Sleeper

Contact Info: Ken Verostick Jr. kenverostick@gmail.com 973-715-6755 55 North Mountain Ave., B4 Montclair, NJ 07042 https://www.facebook.com/groups/233563310035845/Folk Rock has progressed throughout the years from

Contact Info: Ken Verostick Jr. kenverostick@gmail.com 973-715-6755 55 North Mountain Ave., B4 Montclair, NJ 07042 https://www.facebook.com/groups/233563310035845/Folk Rock has progressed throughout the years from its humble beginnings as melodic music to its modern hybrids. Thankfully, there are musicians like Ken Verostick Jr. who are taking it back to its roots.Verostick is a one-man army who started his career at age 16 after receiving his first guitar. Years later, he left his hometown of Montclair, NJ for Philadelphia where he fronted the highly popular hard rock group Fires To Adore. It all came to an end in 2005 when he returned to Montclair and, soon after, created his solo project Rough Sleeper.Rough Sleeper (which takes its name from the UK police slang for the homeless who sleep in the subways) harkens back to the days when to be Folk meant to be rebellious and passionate. Bands such as U-Melt, The Pixies, Dinosaur Jr., Archers of Loaf, GUTA, Mumford and Sons, and others have always inspired Rough Sleeper as evidenced by the tunes on his new 2011 EP entitled 7 Letter Words. His music is also a pseudo-commentary on the workingmanÕs life and pitfalls and trials of living in a harsh and sometimes unforgiving world. ÒI worked 10 years in corporate America and my true life experiences come across in my music,Ó he says. ÒLife is full of peaks and valleys and I hope my music will let people know that they are not alone when the chips are down.ÓRough Sleeper is currently performing as a one man acoustic act throughout the eastern

its humble beginnings as melodic music to its modern hybrids. Thankfully, there are musicians like Ken Verostick Jr. who are taking it back to its roots.Verostick is a one-man army who started his career at age 16 after receiving his first guitar. Years later, he left his hometown of Montclair, NJ for Philadelphia where he fronted the highly popular hard rock group Fires To Adore. It all came to an end in 2005 when he returned to Montclair and, soon after, created his solo project Rough Sleeper.Rough Sleeper (which takes its name from the UK police slang for the homeless who sleep in the subways) harkens back to the days when to be Folk meant to be rebellious and passionate. Bands such as U-Melt, The Pixies, Dinosaur Jr., Archers of Loaf, GUTA, Mumford and Sons, and others have always inspired Rough Sleeper as evidenced by the tunes on his new 2011 EP entitled 7 Letter Words. His music is also a pseudo-commentary on the workingmanÕs life and pitfalls and trials of living in a harsh and sometimes unforgiving world. ÒI worked 10 years in corporate America and my true life experiences come across in my music,Ó he says. ÒLife is full of peaks and valleys and I hope my music will let people know that they are not alone when the chips are down.ÓRough Sleeper is currently performing as a one man acoustic act throughout the eastern

Good Vittles

Good Vittles & Co.

Good Vittles & Co. are a high-energy, five piece string band that take notes from classic sounds with a modern twist, covering a wide variety of music including old covers and new originals. Formed in the spring of 2012, they came together from many different places and walks to make sweet sounds here in the mountains of West Virginia. Featuring Christi Grace on lead vocals and ukulele, Brian Lasinski on guitar and vocals, Rick Miller on bass and vocals, Mark Buterbaugh on dobro, and Nery Arevalo on percussion, The Vittles know how to get any foot tapping whether young or old. They also love to jam with anyone who has a passion for music, and have been known to bring in various guest features including Andy Wilmoth, and many other fine musicians. Keep an ear open for these guys!

 

Steve Johnson

Steven Seth Johnson


   Born and raised in Elkins WV for 27 years. Been picking songs to feel good. Songs talk to you, tell you a story about my life and yours. Mark was the first person to teach me guitar and Bonnie found me a voice. I would like to play for you and maybe give you a smile. Listen up if you like and I'll see you around.

Stevie Johnson
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