As classic as cast iron, as space-age as a flying car - The Plate Scrapers are serving up their own flavor of bluegrass by way of a winding wormhole through folk, jazz, and heavy metal dimensions. So grab yourself a thick slice of nostalgia, slap on a side of mind-bending originality, and top it off with some piping-hit pickin', and let this hungry bunch "take you out of this atmosphere."
This passion-driven group consists of Brett Kretzer (mandolin, vocals) Derek Kretzer (banjo, vocals), Andrew Jordan (guitar, vocals), Kevin Johnson (upright bass) and Jody Mosser (resophonic Guitar, vocals).
The Plate Scrapers have gained a reputation from their live performances as solid musicians who are sure to have you singing along right before they break it down with some serious picking. Through their charisma on stage, it’s obvious that these guys genuinely love what they do. That charisma does not disappear as soon as the mics are unplugged however; The Plate Scrapers are immensely appreciative of their fans, and show it by often leading them in all out bluegrass jams complete with beer drinking, picking, and grinning.
The Plate Scrapers are becoming a more familiar name every day. They have taken multiple tours building their fan base throughout the entire east coast and have supported well-known international acts such as Larry Keel, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Keller Williams, Cabinet, and more. In February of 2015, they proudly released their debut studio album Contact which has since been featured on nationwide radio programs such as WDVX (Knoxville, TN) and WAMU (Washington, DC) and regional magazine, Appalachian Jamwich.