Beats and brews

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond, Va. hosted Dave Watkins and the Hoax Hunters on Friday, Feb. 17 in their large, open concept-style brewery.

Dave Watkins created his music by looping, which uses pedals and recording devices to build on sounds layer by layer. He designed his own pedals, and uses them in combination with his custom dulcitar.
Dave Watkins created his music by looping, which uses pedals and recording devices to build on sounds layer by layer. He designed his own pedals, and uses them in combination with his custom dulcitar.

Dave Watkins found that a traditional, store-bought dulcimer wasn't quite right for the sound he wanted. He designed his own dulcitar, a hybrid between a dulcimer and guitar, to create his unique sound.
Dave Watkins found that a traditional, store-bought dulcimer wasn’t quite right for the sound he wanted. He designed his own dulcitar, a hybrid between a dulcimer and guitar, to create his unique sound.

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond, Va. hosted the concert in its warehouse full of large beer storage tanks on one side of the room, and barrels used for aging beer on the other.
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond, Va. hosted the concert in its warehouse full of large beer storage tanks on one side of the room, and barrels used for aging beer on the other.

Lead guitarist PJ Sykes, before playing this song, talked about his pink hat which sported his label's logo. He addressed the recent political environment, and told the story of a woman who knitted him his own “pussy hat” and gave it to him after a concert.
Lead guitarist PJ Sykes, before playing this song, talked about his pink hat which sported his label’s logo. He addressed the recent political environment, and told the story of a woman who knitted him his own “pussy hat” and gave it to him after a concert.

PJ Sykes, Ben Nicastro and Dale Nixon make up the members of Richmond, Va.-native band Hoax Hunters. The group just returned from touring and performed in their hometown at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Feb. 17.
PJ Sykes, Ben Nicastro and Dale Nixon make up the members of Richmond, Va.-native band Hoax Hunters. The group just returned from touring and performed in their hometown at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Feb. 17.