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New Diesel Trio

Member sinceAugust 05, 2006
LocationWest Virginia
MembersPam Kennedy, Greg Mason, Jarrod DeVault
InfluencesWoody Guthrie, Leadbelly, Pete Seeger, Carter Family
Artist Biography:
On a balmy West Virginia night, in the Spring of 2013, Pam Kennedy (Pam
O’Dell at the time) carried her guitar into an open-mic showcase at Heston Farms in
Fairmont and played and sang in public for the first time in twenty years. It was a
form of therapy for her as she grieved the recent loss of her husband. Her
performance that evening caught the eye of singer-songwriter Greg Mason, a veteran
guitarist, who heard in her traditional songs a stirring blend of soulful wisdom and
joyful passion. In time, they formed a musical family that fully realized their passion
for traditional music, and along with bass player and musical director Jarrod DeVault,
they formed New Diesel Trio.
The band has been active in North-central West Virginia since 2015, playing a
wide range of venues, including Palatine Park in Fairmont, the Loft in Morgantown,
and the Taylor County Fair. In addition to their performances, they recently released
their first full-length album, “1939,” an inspiring and beautiful collection of songs
composed prior to the year of the album’s name, a collection of songs from a past
worth knowing through its music.
The centerpiece of the band’s stage set is a table with an old wooden RCA
radio and a Bell System telephone from a long time ago, sturdy appliances, built to
last, much like the music of New Diesel Trio. With the recent addition of a spiritual
component to their set, their sound, although modern and unique, takes on a
timeless quality. Only time will tell how far into the past this band can take us into
the future, but any time with New Diesel Trio is time well spent.

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