Sheldon Vance, like I, is an aging punk rocker. The big difference is that he’s talented. Going the way of many of the 90’s era punk rockers I grew up with, Vance is rocking the acoustic folk punk thing. And like some of the greats, he is doing it well.
Vance’s music and style is easily compared the recent solo output of Greg Graffin, Chuck Ragan, and Kevin Seconds. Like Mike Ness, however, Vance has a bit more country in his sound. Hailing from West Virginnny, how could he not have at least a little bit of country in his soul?
Justin has been running websites since his first Geocities site in 1994, but only did he ever start covering anything of substance years later. After he stopped regularly running local concerts in Northern NJ and the greater Philly area, he knew he needed to step up his writing game if he expected to continue to get free music to listen to. He writes regularly here and at Cinapse
, as well as contributing to a few other sites on occasion. He likes music, film, the Philadelphia Eagles, the 76ers, talking about Criminal Justice, reading Intelligence Report
, and his family... not in that order. His beautiful wife is far more talented than he is and his kids far more adorable... and crazy.
Tags: Acoustic, Appalachian, Folk, Folk Punk, Punk, Punk Rock, Rock, Sheldon Vance, Vance, West Virginia