Part acoustic pop music, part troubadour with a silky lament, and one-part organic Americana, the music is a great mixture of pop, Americana, and folk music. The trio and sometimes quintet or sextet of musicians are as eccentric as the music they play. The quirky Davidson couple that plays upright bass and violin, and shares vocals with the songwriter of the group Jeremy Sharp, are always inquisitive in pursuit of interesting music that has staying power. Jeremy, the acoustic guitarist of the group, honed his writing sensibility in the Midwest, surrounded by small towns, hot muggy days off the Missouri river.
The Center State has shared the stage with artists, such as Matthew West, Head For The Hills, Good Morning Bedlam, Michigander, Handmade Moments, Crystal Rose, Paul Clark, Sky Smead, Nick Africano, The Social Animals, Jessica Paige, Rustin Smith, Ruth Acuff, Steam Boat Bandits and more.
Here are some venues we have played at: Boulevardia KC, KC Plaza Art Fair, KC City Market, KC Art In The Loop, KC Grub Crawl, The Bottleneck Lawrence KS, Franks North Star Tavern Lawrence KS, The Riot Room KC, Pirtle Winery Weston MO, Weston Wine fest Weston MO, Urbana KC, KC Folk Fest, Trails West St. Joseph MO, Unplugged St. Joseph MO, First Ward House St. Joseph MO, Pronto Café St. Joseph MO, Paradox Theatre St. Joseph MO, The Rino KC, Old Dog Tavern Kalamazoo MI, Overneath Recording Studio Kalamazoo MI, Northwest Sessions Maryville MO, Art Rhythm and Brews Fest Maryville MO, Cameron Crush Festival Cameron MO, Waterfest Excelsior Springs MO, Old Tyme Days Cabool MO, Homeditty shows in Davenport IA, Winterset IA, & Omaha NE.
If you like: Nickel Creek, Ray Lamontagne, Amos Lee, Jack Johnson, Sarah Jarosz, Jon Foreman, The Lone Bellow you might like us