The Wilson Springs Hotel

Sat, Apr 20, 2024

The Wilson Springs Hotel

with The Plate Scrapers and Rebecca Porter

About The Wilson Springs Hotel:

The Wilson Springs Hotel are currently on tour with their second album “Old Thoughts & Memories”. It’s a collection of original songs that take you through a variety of genre and influences, through slow & somber crooner country, to rippin’ honky tonk, to hard hitting folk influenced rock, thru almost psych-rock like guitar tones, and back again, all while maintaining that watermark-like sonic fingerprint great bands possess. They are distinctly Wilson Springs songs. Jacob Ritter’s voice tells a story through all of those varying energies; one of heartbreak, hard truths, putting yourself out there even though you know it could hurt. “They’re the kind of things I don’t want to go unsaid.” Their live show is not one to miss.

About The Plate Scrapers:

Born from the tradition of Bluegrass jams and potlucks, The Plate Scrapers -- Derek Kretzer (banjo), Andrew Jordan (guitar), Robbie Mann (fiddle), Jody Mosser (dobro), and Kevin Johnson (bass) -- have been putting in the work and showcasing their love for the genre since 2014. They have since released 3 studio albums, 3 live albums, and have toured relentlessly up and down the east coast and into the midwest. In 2019, they won the Podunk Bluegrass Telefunken Band Contest. They have been featured on WAMU Bluegrass Country Radio, performed as an IBMA Official Showcase artist, and their latest release, Destination Horizon (2020) debuted at #9 on the Bluegrass Album Billboard charts with rave reviews from Bluegrass Today. 

As a band that strives to maintain a healthy equilibrium between their diverse musical backgrounds and the traditional Appalachian sounds, they have wowed audiences across the entire spectrum. This progressively minded Bluegrass act truly feels at home on any stage. They’ve provided direct support for bluegrass legends such as The Seldom Scene, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, and Larry Keel. On the other side of that coin, they aren’t afraid to get weird at a late night festival slot and have become well known for their tastefully balanced and refreshingly diverse song-writing. Catch their live show and you’ll be sure to receive a full helping of hard-driving bluegrass favorites and heart-wrenching country ballads. Dig into their recorded originals, however, and you’ll find tracks ranging from thoughtful folk lyricism to gritty tales of harrowing adventure. 

The Plate Scrapers passion for bluegrass and performing shines thru their music and performances.  Such is evident in their musical prowess and creative chemistry on stage, guaranteeing a unique and immersive experience each time. The band continues to be fueled by loyal fans and an unrelenting drive to continue moving forward...casually.

About Rebecca Porter:

A singer-songwriter born in Guam and raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Rebecca Porter continues to forge her way in country music with songs that are heartfelt and honest. 

​A lifelong innate connection to music guided Porter into performing live as a young adult. Through  a decade’s worth of live performance with Harrisonburg-Rockingham County area musicians, Porter learned the ropes of life as a performing and recording artist. When her work in cover bands came to a pause after the birth of her first child, Porter found herself stumbling through parenting an infant during a global pandemic. The pandemic and motherhood left Porter yearning for the return to connection and music.

​In spring 2020, Porter sat down and committed to playing guitar and writing independently. The songs and stories she wrote helped her process a rocky childhood and young adult life checkered with domestic violence, generational trauma, discrimination that coincided with her life as a Pacific Islander woman growing up in rural Virginia, as well as more current struggles with postpartum loneliness and recurring depression.

Porter transformed her pandemic loneliness into two EPs - “Prime Rainbow Conditions” and 2023’s “Queen of the Local”, the latter of which was successfully crowdfunded based on Porter's formidable regional power. Porter tours extensively around her home state of Virginia, and steadily increasing forays outside the state, commanding stages up and down the East Coast. With completely independent legwork, her EP is making rounds nationally and internationally. Her body of work, including her new music video, is available here.

​Audiences react wonderfully to the fusion of Porter's honky tonk infused singer-songwriter sounds. She tours with a tight, professional band, but can hold her own in a room solo if necessary.

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Design Visual
  • Café

  • Doors

  • Show

    8:00 PM
  • Price

    General Admission
    $14 - Advance
    $18 - Door
    $50 - 4 Pack Discount
    All Ages


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