The Company Stores is a modern folk rock band. Led by the beautiful Casey Litz’s powerful vocals, the band takes the listener on a musical journey with each song, pulling inspiration from folk, progressive rock, electronic, and many other musical genres. The band began as a duo in late 2012, and quickly gained momentum picking up new members and playing for bigger audiences.
In 2014 they released their debut album Rollin’ In, which was well received in their local and regional areas. TCS continue to tour, broadening their radius and travelling all over the U.S. and Canada, all while continuing to hone in their sound and write more songs. By the beginning of 2016 they were ready to record Little Lights, their second full length album. For it they traveled to Asheville, NC, recording at Echo Mountain Studios alongside Grammy-winning record producer Julian Dreyer.
The band’s name refers to the store in Appalachian coal towns during the 19th and 20th century, where workers were paid in coal money or “scrip”, leaving them with no exit from the mines. It is a metaphor for the band’s gritty mountain sound as well as a throwback to their heritage and the struggles of the common man.
For 2018, the band plans to continue to perform at festivals and venues all across North America, and are beginning plans for their third full length album.