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The Company Stores

Charleston, West Virginia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013

Charleston, West Virginia, United States
Established on Jan, 2013
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"Zack Harold Interview"

“These guys can all play, and I love the way Casey sings!” says Don Dixon, long time music producer for bands such as R.E.M and Joe Cocker. - Charleston Daily Mail

"Oktoberfest 2014"

The “folk-fusion” and soul band, propelled by a fiddle and grooving drum beats, played originals alongside a rendition of Pink Floyd’s haunting “Dark Side of the Moon” track, “The Great Gig in the Sky,” and a medley of Halloween film tunes: “The Exorcist” theme song, a short piece of “The Adams Family” theme, the slasher-horror classic “Halloween” theme and, finally, “This is Halloween” from Tim Burton’s film, “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” - The Charleston Gazette


Still working on that hot first release.



The Company Stores is a Hill Hop band from Charleston, WV, that smoothly
blends elements of many genres of southern music. They pull inspiration
from styles such as Appalachian folk, Delta Blues, Rock, Jam Band, and
even Hip Hop, then layer in their own modern styles and rhythms.
Vocalist Casey Litz's sultry and soulful voice captivates the audience,
while the band lays down danceable grooves between dynamic builds. Their live show is one to be rivaled; with non-stop energy, crowd participation, and surprises around every turn.

The title of the first album by The Company Stores, is more a
declaration of musical identity than of their arrival on the music
scene. Rollin In’, produced and engineered by Don Dixon, is a
musical stew that subtly brings out the flavors of many different styles
and genres, yet creates a taste completely its own. Smoothly blending
elements of Appalachian folk, Delta blues, Rock, Bluegrass, and even
Hip-Hop, the band has come to recognize that their musical identity is
really a lack of identity. “We are skin changers.” tells drummer John
Query. “We always have our base skeleton, but are always switching
different musical skins.”
The five members, ranging in age from
their mid-20s to early 30s, have chiseled away what they do best
together on the road and in the studio, and Rollin In’ is the first
culmination of their efforts. They have even created a new musical genre
for new fans inquiring about their sound; Hill Hop. “We feel like it’s a
“short and sweet” way for people to understand what we do.” explains front woman
and vocalist Casey Litz. The title song—featuring percussive beat box
and djembe, rumbling bass, and a plethora of different lead instruments
including electric guitar, harmonica, trumpet, and even jaw-harp, not to
mention Casey’s blend of bluesy vocals mixes with rap—is the poster
child for what is “Hill Hop”. “We threw everything and the kitchen sink
into that one.” said Joe Cevallos when speaking about the title track.

The diversity continues throughout the album, from the eerie, yet sexy
opening track “Bottom Out”, to the upbeat, popgrass sounds of “Pocket
Change”, to the heavy guitar licks in “No Middle Name”, to the smooth
blues feels in “Dear Universe”.
No matter what type of music you prefer, you will find something of that rolled into The Company Stores.

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