Groundhog Gravy

Groundhog Gravy

Sat, January 12, 2019

10:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)


This event is 18 and over

We all got to playing music with each other by ways of running whitewater. What started out as fun jams on the porch of pop-up campers and tents - after a day on the river - evolved into a funky mesh of river running musicians.

Band Members
Ed Lehrter - Vocals/ Guitar
Scott Ferris - Drums
Berry Rainwater - Lead Guitar
Matt Harrison - Bass/Vocals

Fayetteville, WV

Groundhog Gravy
Groundhog Gravy
Every time Groundhog Gravy takes the stage they consume on-lookers and compel their attention. Their charismatic stage performance inspires devotion and movement. They have learned to harness the energy of a crowd, make it swell like a pufferfish and use it in such a way that all present can bask in its beauty. It’s easy to forget that one is at a show when seeing this band, instead it feels like gettin’ down and grooving with a bunch of friends.
The Gravy boys were lucky enough to cross paths in Fayetteville, West Virginia. It was due to the white-water this particular Appalachian area provides, these musicians were brought together. This “white-water capital of the world” allowed one passion in each member’s life to lead to another passion – music. What had started off as acoustic, beatnik, grass-funkin’ on the front porch of the “Bungahole” (guide camp), has evolved into an electric, groove filled, rock and roll band with deep funk fusion and blues roots that blend together in a way that astonishes listeners. One cannot help but tap their feet, sway their shoulders, bob their head and let themselves go.
Groundhog Gravy consists of five members: Ed Lehrter, Matt Harrison, Scott Ferris, Berry Rainwater and John Weatherford. Ed is the front-man, eccentric, charming and a natural leader who provides the rhythm electric guitar and a wide ranged, passion filled voice box to set the stage on fire. Matt plays the bass with a variety of styles from slapping the funk to plucking hand blues and brings skilled vocals to the table. Scott is the percussion perfectionist, the drum king and a jack of all traits when it comes to any instrument. Berry plays lead guitar and is an absolute string monster-machine, both surgical and skillful in his playing abilities and portrays experienced pedal work. John is the harps man and back up vocalist who brings in the blues full-force with a raspy twist. Both Ed and Matt write lyrics and songs for Groundhog Gravy based on personal experiences, life as they see it and fun stories (non-fiction and fiction) to entertain. Both have a way with words to write powerful lyrics that engage listeners and bring a relatable platform for both them and the audience to stand on.
Venue Information:
The Wormhole
2307 Bull Street
Savannah, GA, 31401