When it came to carrying the torch for the Myrtle Beach music this year, no band provided a bigger boost to the scene than Treehouse!
Not only did the trio of Jeremy Anderson (vocals/guitar), Matt Link (bass) and Trey Moody (drums) branch out throughout the Carolinas, Florida and even into the Virgin Islands, but they also actively worked to bring talent into the area with its Pirate’s Cove Jams series.
Starting in February, the group helped host a slew of original acts from around the region including Elation, Savi Fernandez Band, Domino Effect, Long Miles, Sidereal, I.R.E., Sun-Dried Vibes, Of Good Nature, Jay D Clark, and Jahman Brahman.
“We wanted to infuse our region with new original music this year,” said Anderson. “We believe that the genres based around reggae/jam/funk have a big growth potential in this area, so we've been working to change the stereotype of only cover bands existing on the strand.”
In addition to spearheading events like HOB’s recent Wintersplash Reggae Fest, Borgata’s 420 Fest and the two-day Treefest! in Charleston, the group performed alongside some of the biggest names in its genre including Steel Pulse, SOJA, Pepper, Passafire, The Movement, Ballyhoo! and Badfish.
• What’s next? The band is looking forward to an even bigger 2013, with plans to record and release its second album, book an East Coast tour and bring Treefest! home to Myrtle Beach.