Greenville Journal- January 5, 2018
Bad Weather States are a relatively new band, but they deliver their sound, a mix of heavy-guitar rock and just the right amount of country twang, with the confidence of seasoned professionals. The main reason behind that assured, polished performance style is that the quintet’s hometown of Greenwood has spent the last decade developing one of the best music scenes in the state. “There’s a lot going on every week,” says the band’s bassist, Austin Landers. “There are a lot of bands doing their own music; there are a lot of cover bands; and there are a lot of bars and restaurants that support it. Our local radio station has gotten behind it and the local paper has, too, and that helps musicians get out there and play their stuff.” With an increased level of competition, Bad Weather States was forced to get good quickly. “It makes you keep learning and find stuff that you’re good at,” Landers says. —Vincent Harris
Index-Journal- September 17, 2017
"The group — whose members range from 29 to 39 years old — built up a strong local following with their high-energy sets..."
Greenwood Calendar- October 27, 2017
"Mayor Welborn Adams has declared October 27 Bad Weather States Day."
Index-Journal- May 11, 2017
"Will’s timing is outstanding, and his subtle changes in percussive intensity add depth to every song I’ve heard him play."
Index-Journal- May 4, 2017
"Knowing that BWS is playing a certain venue absolutely dictates where my friends and I go on a given Friday night."
Index-Journal- March 23, 2017
"Nic’s talents don’t just lie in his ability to play an impromptu set, though. I’ve heard the edgy riffs he’s written for original songs performed by local band Bad Weather States, and he stands out to me as one of Greenwood’s finest guitarists."
Index-Journal- February 16, 2017
"When it comes to music, Austin means business. A lot of people don’t know what it takes to be a full-time music man, so I’m giving you the inside scoop..."