The Recipe
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The Recipe


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The best kept secret in music


"Glide Magazine"

With elements of funk, fusion, rock and traditional southern influences seeping into their sound, the Recipe do what jambands do best: weave several styles into a seamless whole. -

"Homegrown Music Network"

Having created a rabid fanbase over years of heavy touring, The Recipe has become one of the signature groups of the intrepid roots music scene - Homegrown Music Network

"Meniscus Magazine"

The Recipe create poly-stylistic grooves that are digestible, and fun. - Meniscus Magazine


Love Marble Hoe-Down--1996
Night of the Porch People--1998
All You Can Eat--2003


Feeling a bit camera shy


In the "Family and Friends" spirit of The Grateful Dead, Delaney and Bonnie and Willie Nelson comes one of the most original and refreshing bands on the roots-rock / jamband scene today. Hailing from the musically rich Mid-Atlantic region, THE RECIPE sprung onto the scene in 1995 with their debut CD, "LOVE MARBLE HOE DOWN", introducing listeners to a fresh mix of insightful songwriting and superb musicianship. What came next was a non-stop touring schedule resulting in a fan base that is the envy of bands everywhere. The band's high-energy live shows have fortified their stature considerably on the national club and festival circuit. With the 1998 release of "NIGHT OF THE PORCH PEOPLE", "GEODE" in 2000 and "ALL YOU CAN EAT in 2003, (The first Live CD) and now their newest release JUBILEE, the band remains consistent in its devotion to songwriting and in it's work ethic.

Sometime during the early winter of 1995 in Morgantown WV, singer-songwriter Joe Prichard started to break into the local music scene with a louder voice. After several years of honing his craft in the bars and coffee shops of North Central West Virginia his remarkable ability to combine the organic presence of Appalachian roots music with a solid pop-rock swagger, has for over a decade since captivated all who have listened. This is evident by the history of his band, The Recipe, and it’s endless survival throughout member changes and other horrific adversities over the last ten years. At the center of this groups survival has always been it’s creator, Joe Prichard. After years of reproving one thing is for certain, his songs have always been the main ingredient. And so onward this group journeys into it’s 12th season with it’s long awaited CD, Jubilee now available.

From the very beginning, THE RECIPE'S high-energy live shows and good-time vibe have motivated their fans to get up and dance, making the shows part concert and part family reunion. It is in this spirit that the band stages their annual RECIPEFAMILY COOKOUT.This three-day festival of music, camping and football draws thousands to the festival. The festival has featured such artists as Leftover Salmon, Keller Williams, John Cowan, Peter Rowan and Tony Rice and dozens of others resulting in some of the most memorable on-stage musical collaborations between THE RECIPE and their guests. The festival also benefits environmental and food bank causes. The band's demand on the Summer festival circuit have allowed them to share the stage with such artists as String Cheese Incident, Moe, Les Claypool, Govt. Mule, The Derek Trucks Band, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Sam Bush, Donna The Buffalo and countless others. The band's four CDs routinely finish in the year-end top selling list of the respected Homegrown Music Network each year.

Vocal Harmonies are soaring now with three and sometimes even four parts happening throughout the show. This band still puts the song first, only allowing improvisational jamming to happen in a purely spontaneous nature. This makes the moments it happens more intense for the audience.

As this time-tested music ensemble rolls onward into another year, as always, we recommend that folks must be ready to dance and have a good time because as always it will still be a Recipe show

With the band's new official website, generating thousands of hits each month from all over the world, the word is spreading about the infectious grooves of THE RECIPE.