Small Town Spotlight: Wesley Spangler concert review

Southern Maryland native Wesley Spangler has been playing in bars all over the East Coast for ten years now. His set is based on cover songs such as Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown” and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s “Fishin’ In The Dark.” He also performs songs from his latest EP. Spangler is a multi-instrumentalist that includes the fiddle which has led him to have opened up for artists such as Blake Shelton, Jimmy Buffett and Terri Clark. His music has been featured on over a dozen radio stations including one of Washington, DC’s most popular country music stations, 98.7 WMZQ.

1861 Saloon in Ranson, WV is a small country music bar that takes pride in it’s amazing food and it’s line dance classes. However, on January 18th, people came out for a different reason and that reason was to see Wesley Spangler perform. Although he performed an acoustic set, you would have never known by his energy. Wesley has a huge personality that grabbed my attention immediately. It’s very obvious he enjoys playing for a crowd. His guitar skills are pretty spot on as well. Wesley’s vocals were suitable and decent. However, his performance was so good that it didn’t take away from anything he was trying to do. Vocally he is adequate but his stage presence and delivery are remarkable.


Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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