We’re excited to feature these bands in our 5th Annual RiverJam line-up! We hope you’ll visit their social media pages, acquaint yourself with their music prior to our event, and leave RiverJam as fans!
Formed in 2016 out of Norfolk, the members of Saint Juliens Creek Revival were brought together through the local bluegrass music picking circles. The band’s mission is to engage the local community in roots music by bringing an eclectic mixture of folk, Americana, bluegrass, gospel, and original songs to its audiences. The varied backgrounds of its members provide a unique combination of musical styles that is both contemporary and steeped in tradition, with influences ranging from Appalachian ballads to European gypsy jazz to Rock & Roll.
Edison & Co. is a vibrant country music band featuring band members Jason Cobb on lead vocals and guitar; Edison Hudgins on pedal steel, guitar, and backup vocals; John Ruehrmund on lead guitar and backup vocals; Marshall Taylor on drums and backup vocals; Ben Barnes on bass; and Lauren Cobb on vocals.
Decidedly home-grown, the band’s original music is a unique combination of rock n’ roll with a hint of blues and funk.
The band’s name comes from the nautical influence of Virginia’s Tidewater region, but it also represents the common quest for balance in people’s lives as they work, play, and grow.
With its strong harmonies, upbeat instrumentals, and universally themed lyrics, The Ballast Band has been making audiences feel good throughout Eastern Virginia. The Ballast Band also performs many popular cover songs from bands such as The Rolling Stones, the Beatles, the Allman Brothers, Neil Young, REM, and many others.
Members of the band are Matt Williams, guitar and vocals; Frank West, keyboards and vocals; Ken Gibson, drums; and Charles Records, bass guitar and vocals.