Groovy, acoustic Roots rockin' band The Recipe
have all of the makings of a great "Jam Band." The Morgantown, West Virginia-based group tours relentlessly, puts out its own CDs, hosts a big festival each year (The Recipe Family Cookout), has a solid fanbase with a cutesy nickname (the "Porch People"), plays with the biggies of the scene, and gets glowing reviews from places like Relix
(which aptly called their sound "Appalachian hillbilly Disco")
. The band, who spin traditional influences into a highly charged, danceable mix, are currently on the road (where else?) supporting their third release, Geode
, which spotlights not only the band's jammy side, but its strong songwriting abilities as well.
At the BarrelHouse on Friday.