Jeremiah Hatfield

Parachute Brigade Live at The Great Beckley Beer Festival

Jeremiah Hatfield

Hailing from Charleston, West Virginia, singer-songwriter-guitarist J. Hatfield blends folk and country songwriting with alt-rock guitars and a dash of post-rock textures. J. Hatfield draws on influences ranging from Turnpike Troubadours and Gregory Alan Isakov to Pearl Jam and Slowdive. With a core band consisting of Travis Egnor on pedal steel and guitar, Tim Dorsey on bass, and Justin Puett on keys, J. Hatfield uses lyrical storytelling and musical dynamics to engross listeners in the tales of various characters.

J. Hatfield’s debut self titled EP brings together conventional balladry with dynamic walls of sound. Fingerpicked acoustics and lush string sections, courtesy of Evan Olds’s bowed bass and Alasha Al-Qudwha’s violin, share sonic space with subtle synths and dirty, reverb heavy electrics. The album is rounded out by the tag-team drumming of Travis Oliver and Erik Miller, showcasing their individual talents while still serving the needs of the songs.

Greg McGowan at Rose City Recording Co produced the album tastefully by weaving a common thread through the collection.

During the last 10 years, J. Hatfield has manned the guitar on stage and in the studio with various bands and artists in West Virginia and Virginia, currently including indie folk band The Parachute Brigade and the alt-rock band Miles Deep. J. Hatfield, with a backing of talented musicians, looks forward to bringing the sounds captured on the album to stages around the country.

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