Saturday, June 29th from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Join us for the 4th Annual Rock the Ridge at Valley Road Vineyards! Live music starts at 1pm with the Crozet Jam Band, followed by Will Overman (with full band) until 5pm. Net proceeds benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
Food available for purchase from 106 Street Food Truck.
VIP and Advance tickets available here. Day-of tickets available at the door.
About Will Overman
Overman’s music — call it Americana, a mix of folk, country, rock, and pop — is as energetic as it is passionate. It can be haunting and evocative yet sincere, sweet.
Musically and lyrically, Overman draws deeply from his Virginia roots, producing a rare combination of enticing straight-ahead, hard-charging rhythm and riffs and introspective melodies paired with sleek vocals. He takes on love, life and loss. All with an edge driven deep in reality.
Whether performing solo or with a full band, Overman is a poet, reminiscent of a young Bruce Springsteen, (think “Nebraska”) or Bob Dylan. He’s a folksinger and a rocker (think “Born to Run”), whether performing solo or fronting a talented group of musicians swinging from flawless riffs to intoxicating beats.
And while his music is rooted deeply in the South, it transcends genres and convention, blending essential elements of rock, folk, and country, wrapped in a thin varnish of pop sensibility, to create a concoction reminiscent of Ryan Adams, Josh Ritter, with the softness of James Taylor.
Drawing comparisons to Jason Isbell and Damien Rice, Overman carries an unwavering commitment to his music and to his fans. Soulful and unforgettable. Addictive and sometimes playful. Meaningful and real. Those factors, plus a transcendent passion and unyielding commitment to his craft, are what truly define this rising, must-see young artist, who has only just begun what promises to be a long and fruitful musical journey.
Crozet Jam Band
About Crozet Jam Band
Led by guitarist Jim Pyles, the Crozet Jam Band creates an atmosphere reminiscent of an Irish pub. Their popularity has grown steadily over the past few years largely due to their audience engagement: the audience is encouraged to sing along; anyone who wants to can pick up an instrument and join in the fun; and participants are invited to make requests and even come up on stage to lead a song from the 170+ (and growing) songbook!
The jam band, or CJB, has grown dramatically since it began in 2016 with two or three musicians in the back of the Crozet Artisan Depot. “We have really evolved in terms of numbers, quality, expertise, and technology,” Pyles explained. The band sometimes offers anything from keyboard to fiddle to trombone to harmonica, with recent additions of mandolin and drums. Although it is made up entirely of amateurs who bring their own instruments, “some really accomplished musicians have joined, like our fabulous lead guitarist Eric Spath, keyboardist John Nafziger (who also does fine vocals), and outstanding lead vocalist Lori Schwanhausser Freeman,” said Pyles.