Bad Weather States is the brainchild of 5 gentlemen from the Lakelands of South Carolina. Having played together in various forms throughout the years, the group organically came together in their passionate search for an outlet for original and inspired tunes. The Southern Americana influence in their art is ever-present and inescapable. Fans also enjoy the soul, blues, and harder influences. Imagine if, 15 years later, the Drive-By Truckers came from South Carolina instead of Alabama and had a three way baby with the Allman Brothers and The Band. Well, that kinda describes what you can expect from Bad Weather States but is also just a weird thought. Of course, their product is best ingested audibly rather than in prose.
As the group's soulful and impassioned guitarist and lead vocalist Granger Smith recently stated in an inteview, "[o]ur bass player, Austin Landers, has a knack for adding input to our original music that makes you listen. He could do it on his own, but has chosen to ride with us. Will Thompson – all the girls blush and giggle – is Will Thompson. That’s all you can say about him. I think if you say his name in this town, people know who you’re talking about and what he does. Nic Massey can play just about any instrument you put in front of him, and leads a lot of our practices when we’re bringing up new originals, because he does an incredible job of fiddling around with a chord progression that later turns into our next original, including one we have called 'Lullaby.' Duane Terry’s last name may as well be Allman."
In the fall of 2017, the group released its first album, Nolichucky, which can be found on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Shazam, farmersonly.com, etc. The album consists of the 10 original tracks that the world can currently handle. As a result of the group's explosive songwriting, the band released a self-titled EP in November 2018.
Expect many more tour dates in support of their music throughout the next few months. Please be sure to sign up for alerts and check back frequently for updated events. The boys look forward to showcasing their talents in a city, town, or village near you soon!