WANT TO GO?
Bishops, Rozwell Kid and Foz Rotten and his Dirty Scoundrels
WHERE: Sam's Uptown Cafe, 28 Capitol St.
WHEN: 10 p.m., Friday
COST: $6INFO: 304-346-6222 or www.samsuptowncafewv.com
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Having spent time as bassist in the Shepherdstown-based garage rock trio The Demon Beat (now on indefinite hiatus) and as a singer/guitarist in Prison Book Club, Tucker Riggleman, over the past year or so, has taken his solo material and turned it into Bishops, a full band with area music scene veteran and producer Paul Cogle.
The band has an eponymous full-length debut and an EP ("Feel Alive") under its belt and is preparing to record a new full-length album. It performs Friday at Sam's Uptown Cafe in Charleston and Saturday at the Huntington Music and Arts Festival after party at The V-Club.
Riggleman spoke with the gazz about Bishops, how it came about, how it's changed and how his friends helped him get where he is.
Q: How did the songs you had blossom into Bishops when you went to record with Paul Cogle at his studio in Falling Waters?
A: Paul is one of the best motivators I've ever met. He really wanted The Demon Beat to come out to his studio and record some demos, but we were always too busy. Once we finally got a little bit of downtime, I contacted Paul about recording some songs that I had lying around.