Fletcher's Grove

Fletcher's Grove

BandR&BFunk

Funk, folk, rock n' roll, anything that jams and will put some music in your soul. From major festivals like All Good to selling out venues across the east cost, Fletcher's Grove has been a touring machine for the past three years.

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Biography

Fletchers Grove is truly a big fish in a little pond. Widely regarded as one of West Virginias most promising up-and-coming band, the group of five has used their Appalachian successes to pack a variety of venues and festivals along the East Coast. Fueled by their 2010 debut album All The Way Home, the band effortlessly weaves funk, rock, and jazz influences into a completely unique, genre-free, and contagious sound.

Known for their high-energy shows, the band mixes pulsating bass lines, dual-guitar solos, and an eclectic percussion section that makes standing still nearly impossible. By maintaining a solid focus on perfecting musical intricacy and creating seamless improvisation, Fletchers Grove has captured the imaginations of thousands in the Mountain State and beyond.

In the summer of 2011, Fletcher's Grove hit the festival season hard playing such festivals as All Good Music Festival, The Werk Out Music Festival, Highland Jam, Hookahnanny, Hookah in the Hills, Masquerade Ball, Camp Barefoot, WV State Fair, Mon Arts Festival, Woodlands Spring Jubilee, Live on the Levee, Recipe Family Cookout, and Halloween Masquerade Ball.

The five-man-band is made up of Ryan Krofcheck (Vocals/Ryth. Guitar), Matt Marion (Vocals/Percussion), Wes Hager (Lead Guitar/Flute), Taylor Pratt (Bass), and Adam Greene (Drums). Aside from the music they grew up on their musical education and degrees have carried them throughout improvisational jams and intricate song writing. Throwing in heavy jazz rudiments and a diverse array of instruments from the mandolin to the flute.

Fletcher's Grove plays over 150+ shows and festivals a year, sharing the stage and line-up with bands such as Furthur, Primus, Yonder Mountain String Band, Umphree's McGee, Dark Star Orchestra, Gov't Mule, Rusted Root, Papadosio, The Werks, Ekoostik Hookah, EOTO, STS9, The New Mastersounds, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, Cornmeal, Great American Taxi, and number of other talented artist.

Fletcher's Grove now calls home to Morgantown, WV. They are in the studio working on their new album that will be release in the spring of 2012. Fletcher's Grove also landed full-time spot playing as the house band on The Coffee Talk Show - a WV based late night style talk show that showcases the people and stories around WV.

2011 Festival Seaons:
-All Good Music Festival
-The Werk Out Music Festival
-Highland Jam
-Hookahnanny
-Hookah in the Hills
-Masquerade Ball
-Camp Barefoot
-WV State Fair
-Mon Arts Festival
-Woodlands Spring Jubilee
-Live on the Levee
-Recipe Family Cookout
-Halloween Masquerade Ball

Lyrics

Livin' The Life

Written By: Ryan Krofcheck

My feet have just fell off the edge
My chain is finally broke
It's finally time to find my place
Fill in the gaps that have been opend

It's time to open up my eyes and see
18 years is way to long
I've been locked up to lisiten for way to long

Not really sure if I'm wrong or if I'm right
First of all I'm living in a world that is always in a fight
I've been told 10,000 times how to do it better
Don't do this, don't do that, don't for get to watch your back
Cause you never know what next is going to fall from that sky
Don't you think that thats a sign?
Maybe not, maybe I'm not alright

Can you tell me if I'm doing it right?
Can you tell me if I'm living the life?
Well i'm doing fine, I'm doing fine
I'm doing it fine, I'm livin the life

Couldn't get any better than this
It's not like we can't go anywhere
Oh yeah thats right you gotta pay $3.19 for what seems .1 cent
So I'm stuck here, I'm stuck here all alone
Like I said I've been locked up to lisiten for way to long

Can you tell me if I'm doing it right?
Can you tell me if I'm living the life?
Well i'm doing fine, I'm doing fine
I'm doing it fine, I'm livin the life

Fly

Written By: Ryan Krofcheck/Wes Hager

Catch the winds
Pull the breeze
Fly them high

Lost like a shadow into the night

Fly!

Leaving all of our troubles here on the ground

Take to the sun, take to the sky

Fly!

Yesterday was pourin' the rain
The sun came dried our tears of pain
The clouds rolled out and the sun broke through
Our spirts rose with the morning dew

So Fly High!

The trees are out with the colors of spring
The morning bird is here to sing
The wind blows through and the chimes will ring
Let's catch this breeze and spread our wings

So Fly High!

The sun will shine through the thickets and the pines
To shed its light where you'll find
The moonshines clear and the buds are kind
An other man will loose his mind

So Fly High!

Dream

Written By: Krofcheck/Hager

Fall asleep and I'll cradle you in a bed of clouds
Cause I'm your dream filling you head with sounds
of sirens song, of busy streets, my funky beats, sweet melodies.

Sweet melodies.

Wake up, wake up its time to start the day.
Open your eyes and you'll be awake
Wake up, wake up and do it all again
You lie in your bed thinking of me again
To wake up, wake up and do it all again

I'm Mr. Sandman here to lay your head to count your sheep to get to sleep.
So rest your mind and close your eyes, what dreams may come will be close behind
I'll be here by the end of day *huh!* and gone by the end of night
You see I've got what it takes to make you feel alright

Wake up, wake up its time to start the day.
Open your eyes and you'll be awake
Wake up, wake up and do it all again
You lie in your bed thinking of me again
To wake up, wake up and do it all again

Lying away ready for sleep, to take me away into my dreams
Everything is alright, I'll sail away into the dark of night
Well im searching for answers in my head
In my head I'm lost inside my dreams

Scary Jam

Written By: Ryan Krofcheck

Out of the shadows, into the night,
Here I come plain in sight,
You'll hear my whispers in your ear,
Telling you things you don't want to hear.
You tried to catch me but your too slow.
Held tight but you let go,
Now your wondering where I'm at,
Too late to look back.

I'm falling down, Can't get up.

Stop right there,
You don't care
Now I'm gone away
Not this time, you can't lie
today.

Discography

Fletcher's Grove - "All the Way Home"

Set List

Originals:

All the Way home
Don't Take My Peace
Satellite Party
Alien Opera
Set You Free
Livin' the Life
Dream
Fly
Get Down and Funk
Scary Jam
Discotheque

Various Covers:

Casey Jones
Good Lovin'
I Know You Rider
Don't Ease Me In
Friend of the Devil
Shakedown Street
Not Fade Away
Leave my Kitten Alone
Magic Carpet Ride
Free Bird
Paradise City
The Joker
Burn One Down
Wagon Wheel
Farmhouse
Waste
Limb By Limb
Moma Dance
Volcano
Folsom Prison Blues
To be Young
Wish You Were Here
Little Sadi
Wake Up Little Susie
Take It Easy
Last Dance with Maryjane
You Don't Know How It Feels
California Dreamin'
Summertime
Running Down a Dream
Secret Agent Man
The Way
All Along the Watchtower
Crazy Love
Country Roads
For your Love
Breath
Time