Folk, Alternative Country, Bluegrass, Jazz, Soft Rock, Blues-Rock, 2010s
Slow Creek brings to the stage a unique sound best described as ethereal, virtuosic, acoustic folk rock. The Virginia Shenandoah Valley trio features warm, heartfelt vocals and stellar guitar licks backed by the solid pulse of an upright bass. They are creatively committed to giving fans an impressive show that fuses familiar rhythmic acoustic folk with jazz, classical and progressive rock textures, concocting a compelling style and sound never quite heard before. Fans can experience this unique musical synthesis at Slow Creek’s live shows as well as through their album, “If Only.” The band includes: New York multi-styled lead guitarist, Joe Martin, Southern Virginia-born soulful and smooth lead singer, Sandra Lyerly, and Virginia upright bassist Jeremy Rodgers, sentimental storyteller, author, and singer-songwriter.
Their latest CD, "If Only," features 7 original tunes and 2 covers.
The band is based in the Appalachian Mountains in The Commonwealth of Virginia.
The band consists of:
She is a singer-songwriter folk guitarist originally from Southwest Virginia. While attending grad school in that area, she fell in love with the bluegrass and folk community that is unique to that location. These roots have driven her songwriting. In 2013 she recorded her first EP along with Mike Powell of Green Room Recording Guitar Studio.
Versatile and creative, there is no one word to describe this bassist, singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He plays for many professional groups in the Northern Virginia area such as Chelsea McBee and the Random Assortment , The Dreamscapes Project The BodyCounters, and other acts. He also produces the band The Cassandra Syndrome. To find out more about Jeremy's current and past projects, including his recently released solo album "the Darkest Hour" visit his website.
Originally from New York, Joe has been involved in many musical ventures since an early age. He plays lead guitar, drums and piano. In 1999 he recorded his own album Algorythm without electronic assistance or sampling, playing all the parts himself.
Photo Right: Slow Creek with agent Mark Sonder (from left to right: Sandra, Mark, Jeremy and Joe).
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