IVY TERRACE SERIES
FREE Outdoor Concerts! Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic.
2ND AND 4TH THURSDAYS, JUNE - AUGUST | 6:30 - 8 p.m.
BLUE TWISTED STEEL
THURSDAY, JUNE 8
Formerly known as the band "Marguerite," Blue Twisted Steel is a husband-and-wife lead band based out of Charleston, WV. Members include: Josiah & Abigail Spangler and Evan Olds. Blue Twisted's upcoming EP "Intro," set to be released in mid-2022, includes original post-americana songs with genre-blending arrangements and undertones of psychedelia. The band's recent reformation began in the summer of 2021 after a four year hiatus from performing. During these four years the band wrote the songs for Intro, as well as several others, and finally began tracking in July of 2021. The upcoming EP was recorded and engineered in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia by Kenneth Clutter, mixed by Rick Kwan, and mastered by Matthew Agoglia of The Ranch Mastering.
THOMAS TAYLOR BAND
THURSDAY, JUNE 22
The Thomas Taylor Band formed in 2017 and is dedicated to preserving and promoting traditional country music. They focus primarily on the honky-tonk genre, but also have a vast catalog of material, including western country swing. The band released their first album "Another Round" in August of 2020. Band members include Thomas Taylor (lead singer/rhythm and lead guitar), Don Drummer (pedal-steel guitar), Butch White (drums), Alex Donahue (bass/backup vocal) and Jerry Wood (fiddle).
THURSDAY, JULY 13
MA'AM is a female duo comprised of Mary Ashton and Amy McIntire playing folk, rock, country, and jazz originals and covers.
WEST VIRGINIA JAZZ ORCHESTRA
THURSDAY, JULY 27
The West Virginia Jazz Orchestra was formed in 2000 by Joe Buttram, Peter Hill, & Gary Williams and quickly selected Jeff Bryant as their music director. The group made up of 21 performers plays mostly music from the Big Band era. The band has two vocalists and performs locally for a variety of occasions. The WVJO is a 501c3 organization and is co-sponsored by American Federation of Musicians Local 674 and the Greenbrier Valley Theatre.
The West Virginia Jazz Orchestra is committed to service as a charitable, literary, and educational organization serving the Greenbrier Valley and the Allegheny Highlands.
JOHN ELLISON AND THE CARPENTER ANTS
THURSDAY, AUGUST 10
John “Some Kind of Wonderful” Ellison was born in Montgomery, WV on the banks of the Kanawha River and grew up in the mining town of Landgraff in McDowell County. In 1959, he quit his job and bought a one-way ticket to Rochester, NY. Eight years later, he formed The Soul Brothers Six. The group’s first release was “Some Kind of Wonderful.” In 1974, Grand Funk Railroad’s version reached the No. 3 spot in the nation. The song has since been covered by more than 75 artists and is known
throughout the world. Other notable covers were recorded by Buddy Guy, Huey Lewis and the News, and, most recently, Rod Stewart.
Even the best bands come and go, but The Carpenter Ants have been around - with virtually the same line up - for more than 16 years. Having evolved into West Virginia's premier rhythm & blues group, the band has unearthed a wealth of classic and forgotten American music. First and foremost, regardless of the occasion, the band never fails to have a good time. And, after more than 2,000 performances, the members still like and respect each other - and you can feel it in their music.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24
The Spanglers band is a not-so-typical family band from West Virginia who have been playing together and writing original music for twenty years, playing genres including, but not limited to, roots rock, americana, blues, folk, and jazz. The Spanglers play weddings, festivals, private parties, auditoriums, amphitheaters, theaters, small stages, corners, porches, and coffee shops. However, we prefer ample room, a suitable sound system, and a drum riser.