The Tom Batchelor Band is set to play Gibbie's Bar & Grill tonight, located at 368 High Street. The five-piece band has performed its unique versions of reggae and rock at a variety of venues and festivals around the country, and said it is more than excited to return to the place where it all began. Self-taught frontman and West Virginia University graduate Tom Batchelor said it's been a long road for him to finally get settled in where he believes he belongs in his music career. Getting his start in island- infused Americana band Rasta Rafiki, Batchelor later became a part of local bluegrass/jam band The Recipe in 1997. Sampling a variety of genres helped Batchelor find the musical confidence to form his own current group, The Tom Batchelor Band. "I feel like I've joined forces with some of Morgantown's most accomplished musicians," Batchelor said.
— Christina Gutierrez, The Daily Athenaeum