VOMA Folk and Bluegrass Series

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 6:30pm to 11:00pm

VOMA Folk and Bluegrass Series Presents:  The Plate Scrapers w/ special guest Nina Scarcia

Doors at 6:30 / Music at 7:00
Admission $10 ($8 w/ VOMA VIP, Student ID)

The Plate Scrapers originated in 2014 in western Maryland the way any good bluegrass band does: from a bunch of fellers pickin’ around in a circle, surrounded by delicious plates of food, strong libations, and good friends. The traditional spirit of The Plate Scrapers is still innately intact nearly half a decade later, though they have evolved into far more than your average bluegrass band. Through diverse backgrounds and influences ranging from jazz, to hard rock, to funk, the band has taken their music to an eclectic new level.

Having self-released two live albums and two studio albums, toured in fifteen states, and performed in direct support for Keller Williams, Larry Keel, We Banjo 3, and more, they have made themselves a household name in their local region of the mid-atlantic. Their music has been featured on nationwide radio stations such as WAMU Bluegrass Country, WDVX Blue Plate Special and local magazine Appalachian Jamwich.

The Plate Scrapers’ songwriting is the identifying characteristic of the band. Complimenting writing styles from multiple members offer a tasteful balance and refreshing diversity to their sound, a diversity which they thoroughly excersize. Folksy lyrics of songs like “Shoes” or “Moonlight” call to a time of friendship, nostalgia and adventure, while songs like “Trucker’s Aspirin” or “Easy Way Out” are darker tales, gritty in nature. 

The Plate Scrapers are currently working on their third studio record, with new and different material, and are setting their sites on touring the Western US in the near future. These guys are committed to what they do and have no intentions of slowing down.

w/ special guest NinaScarcia (accompanied by Wade Yankey of Colebrook Road)  

Venue of Merging Arts
305 Chestnut Street
Johnstown, PA 15906
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