The Plate Scrapers, Colebrook Road

Pearl Street Warehouse Presents

The Plate Scrapers

Colebrook Road

Fri · February 16, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

This show is  GA.

Seating is limited and first come first serve.

Tables are meant to be shared.

The Plate Scrapers
The Plate Scrapers
The Plate Scrapers originated in 2014 in western Maryland the

way any good bluegrass band does: from a bunch of fellers pickin’

around in a circle, surrounded by delicious plates of food, strong

libations, and good friends. The traditional spirit of The Plate

Scrapers is still innately intact nearly half a decade later, though

they have evolved into far more than your average bluegrass band.

Through diverse backgrounds and influences ranging from jazz, to

hard rock, to funk, the band has taken their music to an eclectic

new level.

The Plate Scrapers’ songwriting is the identifying characteristic of

the band. Complimenting writing styles from multiple members

offer a tasteful balance and refreshing diversity to their sound, a

diversity which they thoroughly excersize. Folksy lyrics of songs

like “Shoes” or “Moonlight” call to a time of friendship, nostalgia

and adventure, while songs like “Trucker’s Aspirin” or

“Easy Way Out” are darker tales, gritty in nature.
Colebrook Road
Colebrook Road
Winners of the 2016 D.C. Bluegrass Union’s Mid Atlantic Bluegrass band contest in Washington D.C., winners of the 2015 Podunk Bluegrass Festival band contest in Hebron, CT, winners of the 2014 Watermelon Park Fest band contest in Berryville, VA, and winners of the 2011 Pickin’ In The Panhandle Bluegrass Festival band contest in Martinsburg, WV, Colebrook Road has become a standout string band, a bluegrass powerhouse made up of five individuals whose sum is more than the total of their talents.

From modest beginnings as a four-piece band, Colebrook Road now plays as a five-piece ensemble and has become a familiar name throughout the Mid Atlantic region. The band is composed of lead singer, guitar player, and songwriter Jesse Eisenbise, mandolinist and winner of the 2014 Watermelon Park Fest mandolin contest Wade Yankey, upright bassist and tenor vocalist Jeff Campbell, banjoist, bass vocalist, dobro player, and winner of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival banjo contest Mark Rast, and fiddler, baritone vocalist, and winner of the 2015 Deer Creek Fiddler’s Convention bluegrass fiddle contest Joe McAnulty.

In addition to award-winning members from an array of backgrounds, the songs performed are almost exclusively original compositions with varying themes. The band writes intricate and dynamic arrangements filled with both vocal and instrumental harmony that creates an interestingly modern, complex, and varied sound while still adhering to the larger bluegrass genre. Colebrook Road is a standout string band.

Following the 2012 release of their eponymous first effort, the group released their sophomore album, “Halfway Between,” on May 7, 2016. Like their first, the album features all-original vocal and instrumental songs- ten studio tracks, plus a bonus live recording from their contest win at the Podunk Bluegrass Festival.
Venue Information:
Pearl Street Warehouse
33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC, 20024