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First Friday: Sour Mash String Band

Friday, August 5 at 6:00 PM EDT

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FREE OUTDOOR EVENT!
No tickets necessary.

This free, DORA-friendly event will be held on Putnam Street in front of Peoples Bank Theatre.

The Sour Mash String Band is an Americana Bluegrass band that started in 2015 when surveyor and musician/songwriter Josh Moody (guitar) met up with former WVU football player and musician/songwriter Cody Nutter. They started playing at local venues and open mics. When they were asked to provide a band for a gig, they called on some musician friends and the chemistry and tunes started flowing effortlessly. It wasn’t long until they were playing all along the WV and Ohio border towns, bringing their own flavor of bluegrass music everywhere they go. Playing everything from high-energy foot-stomping songs to soulful, laid-back bluesy numbers, the Sour Mash String Band brings a unique sound and flavor to their performances. The band is based in the Mid-Ohio Valley with members from various cities up to 2 hours away.

 They have played a variety of fairs, festivals and venues including  the John Hartford Festival in Indiana , Millennium Music Conference and Showcase in Harrisburg Pa (where one of their songs was chosen to showcase on the conference CD),and Nashville TN where they were interviewed and featured on the Nashville Side Streets Show. Some others are the Sam Jam Preview, Rudy Fest, Poston Lake Bluegrass Festival, The Penny Royal, and various others in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, WV, and Tennessee.

They released their first album “Down the Highway” in May 2016, recorded at Hilltop Line Studio in KY. It is distributed worldwide and can be found on Apple iTunes, CD baby, Spotify, Amazon, and YouTube. Their second album Roll Me Away is produced by Bernie Nau at Peachfork Studios and contains many original songs by Josh Moody and Cody Nutter and was  released October 2020.

The band consists of 4 members Josh Moody (guitar, vocals) Cody Nutter (mandolin, vocals)  Harry Kuhn (upright bass, vocals) and Mariane Barnett( vocals). All are accomplished musicians that have played with other bands over the years, some on national stage.