Bad Weather States
Bad Weather States is the brainchild of 5 noble gentlemen from the Lakelands of South Carolina. Having played together in various forms throughout the years, the lads organically came together in their passionate search for an outlet for original and inspired tunes. The Southern Americana influence in their art is ever-present and inescapable. Fans also enjoy the soul, blues and harder influences. Imagine if, 15 years later, the Drive-By Truckers came from South Carolina instead of Alabama and had a three way baby with the Allman Brothers and The Band. Well, that kinda describes what you can expect from Bad Weather States but is also just a weird thought. Of course, their product is best ingested audibly rather than in prose.
As the group's soulful and impassioned guitarist and lead vocalist Granger Smith recently stated in an inteview, "[o]ur bass player, Austin Landers, has a knack for adding input to our original music that makes you listen. He could do it on his own, but has chosen to ride with us. Will Thompson – all the girls blush and giggle – is Will Thompson. That’s all you can say about him. I think if you say his name in this town, people know who you’re talking about and what he does. Nic Massey can play just about any instrument you put in front of him, and leads a lot of our practices when we’re bringing up new originals, because he does an incredible job of fiddling around with a chord progression that later turns into our next original, including one we have called 'Lullaby.' Duane Terry’s last name may as well be Allman."