The “folk-fusion” and soul band, propelled by a fiddle and grooving drum beats, played originals alongside a rendition of Pink Floyd’s haunting “Dark Side of the Moon” track, “The Great Gig in the Sky,” and a medley of Halloween film tunes: “The Exorcist” theme song, a short piece of “The Adams Family” theme, the slasher-horror classic “Halloween” theme and, finally, “This is Halloween” from Tim Burton’s film, “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

As hundreds of people began to fill the cordoned-off West Side avenue the sensuous, bluesy voice of Casey Litz, lead singer of The Company Stores, soothed those sitting on bales of hay.

But the band started out with an original: “Pocket Change.” “My pocket change is overflowing,” Litz sang. “I don’t know how I got it.” As for the those who took advantage of the great deal that was this fundraiser, they’d go home with some pocket change, too.

Ryan Quinn- The Charleston Gazette- See more at: The Charleston Gazette

“These guys can all play, and I love the way Casey sings!” says Don Dixon, long time music producer for bands such as R.E.M and Joe Cocker.

The Charleston Daily Mail

The band draws from a huge variety of musical influences. from jam bands, hip hop, funk, and folk music…and have become known for eclectic cover songs from a mandolin-heavy version of Dr. Dre’s gangsta rap classic “Still D.R.E” to “Pure Imagination” from the 1971 Gene Wilder film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Zack Harold- The Charleston Daily Mail