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Will Overman Band kicks off album campaign, video release on Wednesday, Dec. 23

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If you’re in the Norfolk, Virginia, area and you’re looking something to do the eve of Christmas Eve, give yourself the gift of music and head over to hear the Will Overman Band and Nate Sacks and LifeHack perform at Work Release, 759 Granby St. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the music starting at 8. Tickets for the all-ages show are $10 presale and $12 at the door. Find more info and tickets here:

According to the band’s Facebook page, the show will kickoff the band’s Kickstarter for its debut full-length album due to release late spring 2016. A portion of each ticket sold will go directly to the Kickstarter campaign. Catch a peek of the Kickstarter video (shot by the Echard Wheeler Photography) at the show.

Who is the Will Overman Band and what do they play? From Facebook: “The music of the Will Overman Band ( — call it “amped-up folk rock” — is as energetic as it is passionate. It can be haunting and evocative — traits characteristic in the magnificent single “The Gravedigger” — yet sincere and sweet.

Musically and lyrically, the band draws from its Virginia roots, producing a rare combination of enticing harmony and straight-ahead, hard-charging rhythm and riffs. Or, as one fan put it, “hearty as a home-cooked Southern meal.”
The band is composed of Overman, on guitar and vocals; Daniel McCarthy, guitar; Brittney Wagner on vocals; J Wilkerson on bass; and Christopher Helms, drums. Drawing comparisons to The Avetts and Jason Isbell, the band carries an unwavering commitment to its music — and to its fans. That music and those lyrics, as the Huffington Post wrote, seem to draw “ … from the experiences of someone much older.”

Soulful and unforgettable. Addictive and sometimes playful. Meaningful and real. Those factors, plus a transcendent passion and unyielding commitment to craft, are what truly define this rising, must-see group of talented young musicians.”

Learn more about Nate Sacks and LifeHack at

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