There is an empathetic, charming wit engrained in her songwriting. She has a knack for accessing a deep well of emotion and applying it to her story-telling, whether she is writing from her own experiences or immersing herself into the melody of another’s life.
Their unique blend of country, roots and rock has earned them an eclectic group of fans, lovingly referred to as The Congregation. Their third album, Prompting the Dapperness, earned them the #10 spot on Billboard’s Heatseeker Chart.
This group is wrought with deep emotion and blazes down the path pioneered by the great Jimi Hendrix, blending deeply-rooted blues traditions with a popular rock edge to create a sound that will stir every soul.
“the man has big, out-of-this-world ideas. He has the kind of ambition and creativity that keeps pushing him out of the usual trappings of the “singer-songwriter” repertoire” – Sonic Llama
Johnny Staats and Robert Shafer
National Flatpicking Champion Robert Shafer along with mandolin player Johnny Staats are two of West Virginia's most decorated pickers. They've both appeared separately on the Grand Ole Opry, and both have won multiple awards for their work.