The Recipe to release CD at 123 Pleasant Street
Published: Friday, September 21, 2012
Updated: Friday, September 21, 2012 07:09
The Recipe will be sharing its formula for great music as they perform a CD release show for their new CD, "Stir the Pot" Saturday at 123 Pleasant Street.
The Recipe formed in Morgantown in 1995. Founded in "porch music," the band is known for its songwriting and lyrics with an Americana/hippy hoedown sound. Their music combines acoustic and electric guitar, fiddle, saxophone, thumping bass and body-moving drums.
They have been around the block; they’ve toured the country and performed at All Good Music festival nine times.
But the band has gone through some recent changes.
Joe Prichard, guitarist and singer -songwriter, attributes this to a couple of factors and even said this is the best music they have produced.
The biggest change has been the lineup of the group. They have added another member, Shannon Jones, who writes, sings and plays guitar and keyboard.
"She’s a little younger than the rest of us, and she really brought a fresher side in than the rest of us," Prichard said.
Prichard and the rest of the members recognized their hiatus had left them a little washed out. Their break to have kids and a life outside of music did not help, and he even said they were still writing songs like it was 1998.
"At a certain moment in time, the lightning bolt strikes you, like we had," Prichard said. "And the band went on to improve after it happened."
Jones has given the group a new lease on music.
Because The Recipe has been together for so long, though, they know each other well. This has allowed them to grow as a group and improve musically.
"After years go by, when you do keep playing music, you get better," he said.
The release of their new CD, "Stir the Pot," is looking to be a great one.
"It’s the best CD we’ve ever done, in my opinion," Prichard said.
This is their first CD since 2006, and their first CD release show in Morgantown since they did a release show for "Night of the Porch People" in 1998.
Come watch The Recipe perform the release show for their new CD at 123 Pleasant Street at 10 p.m. Saturday.
For more information on upcoming shows and new music, check out The Recipe’s Facebook page, YouTube page, or visit www.reverbnation.com/therecipemusic.