The State Theatre Presents

The Shoats


Sat, Aug 10, 2024


8:00 pm


General Admission - $25 (includes fee)

Member Presale:

June 5, 2024 10:00 am

Public Sale:

June 7, 2024 10:00 am


The Attic

Mary Linscheid, Alex Heflin, and brothers Gus & Huck Tritsch set an alt-folk soundtrack to the strange late-stage capitalist Appalachia they grew up in. Calling on their collective background in folk songs, honky tonk country, and the Appalachian high-lonesome sound, the Shoats reimagine the songs and sounds of their home with haunting original material and well-loved covers.

Mary Linscheid calls herself a “songwriter, fiddler, and student of Appalachian singing traditions.” She cut her teeth in the Morgantown, WV, music scene as a solo performer and for playing with country and old-time artists Chris Haddox, the WVU Appalachian Ensemble, Half Past Four, and Jesse Milnes.

Brothers Gus and Huck Tritsch are well known in the State College, PA, area for their eclectic duo The Wicked Chicken. Gus has toured internationally with Philadelphia rock band Marah and roots artist/scholar of Black folk music, Jake Blount. Both brothers performed with Jake Blount for his NPR Tiny Desk Concert in January of 2023.

Mary released her EP “A Place to Grow Old” in June of 2022—original songs and a fiddle tune that explore her connection with her Appalachian home. Wicked Chicken have opened for Molly Tuttle and have performed widely throughly Central Pennsylvania. Both brothers have won or placed in numerous categories at the Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, WV. Alex, originally from Los Angeles, CA, has recorded music for Klei Entertainment, Disney, Adult Swim, and has had his music featured in Bojack Horseman and Ari Aster’s “Beau is Afraid.” The Shoats are set to release their debut single at the end of February. Put out on 7inch vinyl, with the big center hole so it plays on the jukebox.


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