Wholly organic free-range groove at El Gran Fest 2015! Bobes Barbecue! Music! Good times! Good cause! $15 Bo Mc$, Tom Batchelor Band, Shane Meade & the Sound, the Broken Keys, and Crosstown Traffic. Proceeds will 100% benefit Elkins/Randolph YMCA! Music begins at 3PM in the Green Space across from the YMCA pool.
The Tom Batchelor Band’s most recent release, Moon vs. Mars, stays true to the band’s objective in music, bringing forth an eclectic mix of Americana and island fusion in songs like “Finale Feliz” and “Stop Pushing My Buttons.” A true musical styling with deep roots…and music that will keep you on your feet… They bring “That Island Sound” to the hollow on Gatewood…definitely a good evening with superb music!
Lets fill up the joint for some roots, rock and reggae by Tom Batchelor Band from Morgantown, WV!!
Bio: While in graduate school at West Virginia University I formed Rasta Rafiki with several other musicians. Sharing guitar duties with John Schmitt, I contributed significantly to many of the songs that encompassed our 3 releases. Rasta Rafiki combined island styles and Americana for an original mix...See Full Bio
Robert Staggers Shank
“The Tom Batchelor Band is set to play Gibbie's Bar & Grill tonight, located at 368 High Street. The five-piece band has performed its unique versions of reggae and rock at a variety of venues and festivals around the country, and said it is more than excited to return to the place where it all began. Self-taught frontman and West Virginia University graduate Tom Batchelor said it's been a long road for him to finally get settled in where he believes he belongs in his music career. Getting his start in island- infused Americana band Rasta Rafiki, Batchelor later became a part of local bluegrass/jam band The Recipe in 1997. Sampling a variety of genres helped Batchelor find the musical confidence to form his own current group, The Tom Batchelor Band. "I feel like I've joined forces with some of Morgantown's most accomplished musicians," Batchelor said.”