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Opera House LIVE’s 107th Anniversary & NYE Party
December 31, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - January 1, 2017 @ 1:00 am
New Years Eve with the Plate Scrapers and the Speakeasy Boys
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Doors 8pm . Show 9pm . Tickets $10
Join us for our 107th Anniversary & NYE party with the Plate Scrapers & The Speakeasy Boys!
As classic as cast iron, as space-age as a flying car — The Plate Scrapers are serving up their own flavor of bluegrass by way of a winding wormhole through folk, jazz, and heavy metal dimensions. So grab yourself a thick slice of nostalgia, slap on a side of mind-bending originality, and top it off with some piping-hit pickin’, and let this hungry bunch “take you out of this atmosphere.”
This passion-driven group consists of Brett Kretzer (Mandolin, Vocals) Derek Kretzer (Banjo, Vocals) and Andrew Jordan (Guitar, Vocals) Kevin Johnson (Upright Bass) and Jody Mosser (Resophonic Guitar, Vocals).
In their relatively short time as a band, The Plate Scrapers have gained a reputation from their live performances as solid musicians who are sure to have you singing along right before they break it down with some serious picking. Through their charisma on stage, it’s obvious that these guys genuinely love what they do. That charisma does not disappear as soon as the mics are unplugged however; The Plate Scrapers are immensely appreciative of their fans, and show it by often leading them in all out bluegrass jams complete with beer drinking, picking, and grinning.
The Plate Scrapers are becoming a more familiar name every day. They have taken multiple tours building their fan base throughout the entire east coast and have supported well known international acts such as Larry Keel, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Keller Williams, Cabinet, and more. In February of 2015, they proudly released their debut studio album, “Contact,” which has since been featured on nationwide radio programs such as WDVX (Knoxville, TN) and WAMU (Washington, DC) and regional magazine, Appalachian Jamwich.
The Speakeasy Boys will open the night’s activities. The band started out as a group of local musicians who simply like to get together and play music. Every Sunday, they would meet up and play bluegrass along the banks of the Potomac River near Packhorse Ford, located outside of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, and at a nearby house dubbed “the Speakeasy” (hence the band’s name).
After about two years, they decided to start performing in front of an audience, instead of the usual barrel fire of barbeque chicken and fish. In 2003, they moved their jam to Ed’s Taproom, a local pub in Shepherdstown, where they played every other Tuesday night for nearly a year. Nowadays, they play a wide variety of venues, including pubs, clubs, theaters, festivals, parades, local events and private parties.
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Watch & listen to The Speakeasy Boys