The Plate Scrapers originated in 2014 in western Maryland ""from a bunch of fellers pickin’ around in a circle, surrounded by delicious plates of food, strong libations, and good friends." The traditional spirit of The Plate Scrapers is still innately intact nearly half a decade later, though they have evolved. Through diverse backgrounds and influences ranging from jazz, to hard rock, to funk, the band has taken their music to an eclectic new level.
The Plate Scrapers’ songwriting is the identifying characteristic of the band. Complimenting writing styles from multiple members offer a tasteful balance and refreshing diversity to their sound, a diversity which they thoroughly exercise. Folksy lyrics of songs like “Shoes” or “Moonlight” call to a time of friendship, nostalgia and adventure, while songs like “Trucker’s Aspirin” or “Easy Way Out” are darker tales, gritty in nature.