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The Clubhouse presents Will Overman + special guest, Rebecca Porter

June 29 @ 12:00 am - 3:30 am UTC

Will Overman returns to Lynchburg, Va at The Clubhouse with special guest, Rebecca Porter!
WILL OVERMAN
Will Overman is a Virginia singer-songwriter based in Nashville TN. Making a living in music isn’t easy, especially when it seems like listeners’ tastes change with the wind and algorithms are updated constantly, teasing artists with catching the elusive dollar. Central VA based singer-songwriter Will Overman however; has found a way to thrive in a seemingly constant state of transition.
Will Overman’s music can be best described as Country-Americana, but it’s not your typical Country-Americana sound. Sonically it is restless by nature, always searching for something new, and with Will’s heart-worn lyrics and dynamic vocal delivery, it makes for a memorable mixture that is hard to place but easy to love.
Born and raised in Virginia Beach, Will began writing songs after picking up the guitar in high school. He quickly built a regional following, and despite taking time to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail and move to Vermont for a semester of college, he capitalized on his move back to Virginia the following spring by forming the Will Overman Band. The Southern Rock ‘n Roll influenced Americana project released two EPs and an LP, playing bar gigs and festival slots (Merlefest, Appaloosa Music Festival, Rooster Walk) up and down the East Coast until in the spring of 2017, when Will graduated from UVA and the band decided to go their separate ways.Although he was unsure what to do next, Will began working on his first solo release – 2017’s Crossroads EP with a studio band of some nationally known musicians (Johnny Stubblefield – Parachute, Sam Wilson – Sons of Bill) and good friends from the central VA music scene. Though proud of the final product, following its release, Will took a step back from music for over a year as he re-evaluated whether he could build a sustainable career as a writer and touring musician. Even while putting distance between himself and music, Will couldn’t keep himselffrom writing new songs, and following a return to Virginia in mid-2019, Will went back into the studio to record the songs that would form his debut LP The Winemaker’s Daughter.Following the successful and well-received release of the debut single “Something to Hold” from The Winemaker’s Daughter on February 14, 2020, Will hit the road on his first major solo tour two weeks later – just as the pandemic started shutting down the world. Canceled and indefinitely postponed gigs quickly piled up, but rather than stop making or releasing music Will continued on, dropping singles from the album while garnering international media attention and radio play. Since breaking the ice on his own return to live shows in April 2021 to celebrate the release of The Winemaker’s Daughter in February 2021 (almost a year to the day after the release of the initial single), Will has put tens of thousands of miles on his van while traveling from shows anywhere from Savannah to Minneapolis to Boston and everywhere in between. The miles and days away have been hard, but good for Will, as he gained inspiration and experience that led to the recording and release of three brand new singles in 2022 called “Spend it All” “Heart Pine” and “Dotted Line”Whereas Will’s older work was extremely personal and reflective, Will’s singles tell his own story, while also incorporating other perspectives and experiences, all with a similar thread or vein running through them. Will’s Heart Pine EP (released Nov. 10, 2022) began putting a light on some of his darkest moments in recent memory (“Heart Pine”) and looking at other people’s mental health struggles (“Spend It All”) and how to move past them (“Dotted Line”). The next chapter in Will’s career though is the major uncovering who he actually is and what he wants – a chapter that is still being written, but has already come to the forefront through his newest single “Virginia Is For Lovers” (released 2/20/2024). Armed with a powerful voice and powerful convictions, Will Overman is slowly but surely building a name for himself performing throughout the US headlining clubs and supporting artists across genres from David Nail and Grady Spencer & the Work to Joe Pug and Town Mountain. Regardless of whether you get a first listen of Will at the next show or song on shuffle, you can be sure that it won’t be long before you know his songs by heart.
Listen to Will Overman on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1M5GFR2V1c6WL2CgbnW3FB?si=QJvYvjAuRSSHmcQyB8xRbQ
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REBECCA PORTER
Rebecca Porter, a singer-songwriter born in Guam and raised in the Virginia, balances her distinctive storytelling with the dynamics of her commanding voice in a unique embodiment of the soulful, lonesome sound of the Shenandoah Valley.
After a decade of honing her craft as the frontwoman of local cover bands, she transformed pandemic loneliness into two EPs – “Prime Rainbow Conditions” and “Queen of the Local”, the latter of which was successfully crowdfunded in March 2023. With completely independent legwork, Porter’s music is making rounds nationally and internationally. Recently, Porter was inducted into Rissi Palmer’s Color Me Country Class of 2024 and featured on The Bluegrass Situation and Good Country’s editor’s playlist “Ed’s Pick”. In April 2024, Porter made her debut on NPR’s Mountain Stage alongside Charlie Mars and Ruthie Foster.

Audiences react wonderfully to the fusion of Porter’s honky tonk infused singer-songwriter sounds. She tours with a tight, professional band, The Rhinestone Roses, but can hold her own in a room solo if necessary.
Listen to Rebecca Porter on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1QBxEtaS50oSoargStyCbe?si=Dnp1ETSURRuOkZIQ011PRg
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GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS:
IN ADVANCE: $13 + service/processing fee
DOOR: $20
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Showtime: 8pm-11:30pm
The Clubhouse hours: 11:30am-12am
Happy Hour: 2pm-9pm
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Date:
June 29
Time:
12:00 am - 3:30 am UTC
Website:
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