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 have become known for. 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.
Crafted musicianship and creative chemistry on stage guarantees that each performance is a new experience. More recently, the band has been known to take advantage of modern FX to enhance their traditional folk instruments, venturing over the borders of traditional Bluegrass into the rapidly growing genre of Jamgrass. Fans and critics alike agree that things are moving in a promising direction for The Plate Scrapers.
"Pickers with solid vocals and a strong stage presence"
The Brewgrass Chronicle
"They make a classic bluegrass sound that's not afraid to go somewhere new. "Flying Car" brings that sense of newness that the Plate Scrapers will come to be known for"
Carly Shields Appalachian Jamwich album review
"The Plate Scrapers obviously love making music together. Their musicianship is exceptional and their songs are catchy as hell. In a more perfect world, I'd get to record songs and bands like this every day."
Yellow Couch Sessions