The Greens
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The Greens

Morgantown, WV | Established. Jan 01, 2002 | SELF

Morgantown, WV | SELF
Established on Jan, 2002
Band Rock Alternative

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Jul
12
The Greens @ The Coffee Bar

Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States

Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States

Jun
29
The Greens @ Al-Bonnaroo @ Gene's

Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

May
24
The Greens @ 123 Pleasant Street

Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

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Press


"It's a very deeply blues and jazz influenced rock music ... or earth funk party songs."
— Chris Moore, The Daily Athenaeum - The Daily Athenaeum


"Several months ago, Caleb Cooper began putting into motion changes that culminated in what debuted last weekend as Doubledoor, a new music venue located in the rear bar of Chic ‘n’ Bones."...
..."The first act brought in last weekend was an '80s tribute band, The Reflex, and Cooper was more than happy with the turnout.
"People were lined up around the block," he said. "The show sold out... and the owners said it was the biggest line they've ever had."
He's looking to continue that trend this Friday by bringing to the upgraded stage popular, local acts The Greens and Treasure Cat.
The Greens, a blues/rock trio who formed more than 5 years ago, is made up of West Virginia natives. The group's lively shows and mix of classic covers have created a strong fan base in Morgantown.
"Look for a premiere rock show, said Ben Sweeney, bass player for the band, of Friday's show. "Treasure Cat rocks, so we'll have to step up our game."
Greens frontman Andy Tuck agrees, and adds that the size and layout of a venue really do make a difference.
"My view, particularly in respect to dancing, is the bigger the better," he said. "it's easier to get a crowd motivated, when they have room to move."
Though the group gave no specifics as to what songs to expect, all members promised that a "hard rocking show" was in store. Especially since the show's in Morgantown.
"It's a hometown crowd," Tuck said. "More people know us and we know them. It'll be fun."
The other act set to play, Treasure Cat, may lack vocals but not stage presence. The instrumental rock group is known for getting audiences on their feet, said Cooper.
"They're not exactly heavy rock," he said. "They're just good old rock and roll."
Doors will open at 9 p.m. and the show starts at 10 p.m." ... - The Dominion Post, Written by Lindsey Fleming (1-29-2009)


Written by James Maddox
Tuesday, 05 August 2008
By James MaddoxThe Parkersburg Register Calling themselves one of the best bands you’ve never heard of, blues band The Greens are certainly gaining a following in the region.In a sea of country and bluegrass, this band has stood out among the West Virginia crowd as seriously talented and vibrant with stage and character appeal, and now they’re coming to the Parkersburg Homecoming Festival.This area is not unknown to The Greens, which originated and continues to be headquartered in Morgantown. On Friday, August 1 - marking their return to the area after about a month - the band played a show at the Marietta Brewing Company to an enthusiastic crowd. Bringing an experience that fuses funk, soul, jazz, and - of course - the blues, The Greens produce some of the most artistically fun and creative music that has taken a spotlight in this area for quite some time. “We write original songs that people can feel and relate to,” says the band’s website, and this fact is backed up in their music selection. Simply put: The Greens Rock!With lyrics and songs that are as engaging as they are driven, The Greens are one of those bands that are instantly enjoyable. Unique, quirky, but overly enticing, this band conquers the ears and hearts of the venues they play. The Greens fans are out there, thousands of them, millions of them; the only problem is a lot of these people haven’t yet been introduced to the band’s sounds. But this only takes time and effort. At the pace they’re going, there would be no surprises if The Greens doubled their following by this time next year, especially if they keep the original music coming. With the release of their fifth CD in 2007, Broken Science, Vol. 2, band members Andy Tuck, Nathan Yoke, and Ben Sweeney have delivered an album that showcases their range of musical skill. Just recently, The Greens had gone back to the recording studio and had finished putting down tracks for a new album, and those in the know are curious if any of these new tracks will be played at the Homecoming festival.Regardless, the simple fact that The Greens are on the festival’s schedule knocks the potential “Good times to be had” scale up a few notches.If you haven’t been properly introduced to the sounds of The Greens, stop by their website at http://www.thegreensmusic.com and have a listen. Then, when the time comes, head down to the Parkersburg Homecoming Main Stage on Saturday, August 16, and enjoy some fantastic modern music. - Parkersburg Register


Review: The Greens - Broken Science, Vol. 1

The Greens – Broken Science, Vol. 1
2007, The Greens

Morgantown, West Virginia’s The Greens have been rockin’ Appalachia for more than five years now with an intriguing blend of Rock, Soul and Boogaloo. Andrew Tuck, Ben Sweeney and Nathan Yoke have formed an incredibly tight band over time that is always producing new material. The Greens sent along Broken Science, Vol. 1, one of their EPs from 2007 for review.

Broken Science, Vol. 1 opens with 10-4 Good Buddy, a well-constructed classic guitar-rock jam. Up next is All Over, a funky, R&B laden rocker with a serious groove going on. Crazy Thomas is my personal favorite on the disc. The Greens come across sounding a bit like Cowboy Mouth on this tune. The Greens Shows that same New Orleans style spunk on Swamp Queen, a Creedence Clearwater Revival sound-a-like that should be a concert favorite. I also highly recommend Penny, built on one of the most vicious guitar riffs you’re likely to hear.

The Greens Mixes blues, rock, R&B and a little bit of Louisiana swamp gas for an eclectic sound that is distinctly recognizable and unique. Broken Science, Vol. 1 is likely to be a niche record, not for lack of talent or interesting sound, but as a victim of the current trends in what some call musical taste. This is, unfortunately, the sort of CD that tends to fall through the cracks for all the wrong reasons. Don’t let it. It’s a great listen.

Rating: 3.5 Stars (Out of 5)

You can learn more about The Greens at http://www.thegreensmusic.com/.

You can purchase a copy of Broken Science, Vol. 1 at CDFreedom.com.
Posted by Wildy at 5:00 AM

Labels: Cowboy Mouth, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Greens - Wildy's World


"...The Greens [have] been described by other people as a "good-time party band," but...the band is also original and multifaceted, drawing influences and inspiration from many other bands and styles of music." - Marietta Times


"One sandal in Parkersburg and the other in Morgantown...popular live shows ...Tuck's songs run the gamut."

"Toe-tappin' groove...fun, good-hearted spirit" - Graffiti Magazine


(On writing his music, Tuck quoted) "I go about it like I'm fixing my car or building a house. It's got a reason to be there, to be well-crafted." - Dominion Post


Discography

"Strange Language" -2002

"Fruition" -2004

"Three" -2005

"Broken Science, Vol. I" -2007

"Broken Science, Vol. II" -2007

"Broken Science, Vol. III" -2008

"Let's Go Mountaineers!" -2008

"Rock Saga" -2011

"Songs For People" -2011

"Killer Double Album" -2016

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Bio

The Greens: playing together for over 17 years, this trio is a WV music scene institution and continues to rock Appalachia and beyond! At all types of venues, they provide an undeniable fun time for music lovers, and have earned a reputation of delivering simply great songs for people. With Andrew Tuck (guitar/lead vocals) Ben Sweeney (bass/vocals) and Nathan Yoke (drums/vocals) this experienced and versatile outfit has played more than 100+ shows a year, but currently focuses on fewer better shows alongside scene development, music production, and multi-group collaborative efforts.

Composing original material that audiences can sing along with and dance to, The Greens guarantee phenomenal performances, getting the crowds into it and making the magic happen! An expanding and enthusiastic fan base is sure to grow whenever this band takes the stage. The Greens play the Blues, and Rock and Soul and Funk and a little Country, and then mix it all together in a new unique way! How can music taste so delicious?!

The Greens first released 'Fruition' in 2004 with Aaron Phillips on saxophone and Jan Dijkstra on bass. 'Three' was released in 2005 and is their first as a trio. 'Broken Science I' and 'Broken Science II' were both recorded and released in 2007 and 'Broken Science III' in 2008 was the first album to feature bass guitarist Ben Sweeney. 'Songs For People' was released in 2011 along the largely-instrumental 'Rock Saga.' Their first double album 'Killer' was released in 2016.