“The reason for being is doing, and Virginia Shellphish Coalition do love to perform acoustic music!”
Virginia Shellphish Coalition acoustic duo or trio delivers an Americana and roots music vibe applied to arrangements of classic rock, country, bluegrass, jazz, blues and guess what.... Americana! Dave Crumpler - guitar & vocals, Michael Glass - lead guitar & vocals, Kevin Blatnik - rounding out the trio format with complimentary guitar & vocals.
With perfect complimentary styles and seamlessly weaving music genres, Virginia Shellphish Coalition delivers crowd pleasing acoustic arrangements of time tested favorites. Employing an eclectic play list featuring Classic, Alt and Modern Rock, Americana, Bluegrass, Irish Pub Songs, Spanish Language Songs and Select Originals, they tailor the music to the crowd on hand. Mike's spot-on flat picking is a perfect pairing for their arrangements. Dave's acoustic rhythm style blends cross-picking, finger style, flat picking and rhythm techniques with influence early on from James Taylor and Neil Young. Kevin Blatnik contributes complimentary acoustic leads along with lead and harmony vocals.