THE OHIO WEATHER BAND
Born and raised in the small town of Alliance, Ohio, three lifelong friends – Corey King, Ray Lumpp and Derek Strata – began to make music together and decided to actualize their efforts by traveling and performing original material. Eventually they bought a van and occupied a house in Akron, OH and became The Ohio Weather Band. Blending a heady mix of folk, roots, and rock music, they write thoughtful songs with groove, harmony and a unique and powerful lead vocal.
The Ohio Weather Band’s new single, “Try For Me”, is a bluesy shuffle about the labor of love featuring Lee Turner, the keyboardist/organist from Darius Rucker’s band, and an emotive guitar solo in the bridge. Recorded by Cleveland, Ohio’s renowned producer, Jim Stewart at Superior Sound, this is their warmest and fullest sound ever, and heralds a new level of songwriting and musicianship on their upcoming full-length album. “Try For Me” is part of the band’s new full-length record tentatively scheduled for a late winter/early spring release.
The Ohio Weather Band has booked numerous DIY tours, played SXSW twice, opened up for The Felice Brothers, Charley Crockett and Sierra Ferrell, and made a lot of friends along the way. Closer to home, they’ve opened up for Sammy Hagar, Bon Jovi, Collective Soul, and Bastille at some of Ohio’s premier venues. Having finished principal recording on their new record, they’re preparing for a wild 2022 and beyond.
“Their newest single/video, ‘Try For Me’ is a soulful, whimsical ode…”Music Mecca