West Virginia and Kentucky-based twang-rock band Tucker Riggleman & The Cheap Dates return to Wheeling on Friday, October 13 for a performance at Clientele Art Studio. Local indie rockers Mr. Fancy Pants will join them for the evening. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m. with a $10 cover to attend.
A former Wheeling resident, Riggleman and his band have been one of the more active bands in the regional music scene over the past several years. Following the success of their 2021 debut full-length record Alive and Dying Fast, the band has released two singles this year in anticipation of their sophomore album which is due out in early 2024 on WarHen Records.
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The newest single, “Queen of Diamonds,” premiered on music blog Rosy Overdrive, who said “the lyrics of ‘Queen of Diamonds’ are country music at its best as well, conveying deep longing economically with some well-put metaphors.” Like their debut album, the new material was recorded and mixed by Grammy-nominated producer Duane Lundy in Lexington, KY. The newest song also heavily features some great organ playing from Lee Carroll, longtime bandleader for country music legends The Judds.
Tucker Riggleman & The Cheap Dates will also be closing out the Grow Ohio Valley Harvest Gathering at the Lincoln Meadow Farm on Saturday, October 21 with a special stripped-down performance.