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“For The Settlement, Each Trip On Stage Is A New Journey”

Colten Settle’s rock and fusion band is about to release its self-titled debut with a release party at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the V Club, yet he still plays bluegrass music in his father’s band in southern Ohio and he is about to take on the music side of the business in… Read More

Derek Halsey

Author, The Herald Dispatch

About The Settlement

The Settlement is a funk-fusion jam band from Huntington, WV. The eclectic, electric ensemble was founded in 2014 and typically performs as a sextet. The Settlement cleverly combines rowdy rock riffs, complex jazz harmonies, funky bass lines, creamy pop vocals, jammin’ reggae grooves and a multitude of diverse world music influences. Each member has their own unique musical upbringing and everyone contributes to the bands’ vast array of sounds. Each set is different from the last, offering a truly original live performance that thrives on passion, improvisation, communication and creativity. The Settlement released their debut album, featuring all original material, on September 23rd, 2016. The album was recorded by Brian Hensley at Earth Tone Audio and mastered by Jeff Bosley.

The band has extensively toured WV and OH since its inception. We have shared the stage with prominent local acts like Tyler Childers, Fletcher’s Grove, Ona, Vessel, The Kind Thieves, The Company Stores, The Carpenter Ants, Of The Dell, The Dividends, Moonshine Crossing, Beggars Clan and THE M.F.B. In addition, we have opened for national acts such as BIG Something, Freekbass, Marbin, Wayland and The Ying Yang Twins. 

Some of our notable festivals include: Sweatstock, Pink Moon, Shindig, Folk & Funk Riverfest, Springfest, Blacklight Forest, Portstock, Riverfront Roar, WV Made Festival, 1100BAM, FEST, Westmorlapalooza, Rails & Ales, Manifest, Kicks For Kids, Funktafest, Rockin’ The River, CLUSTXR, Woodville Carnival, and the Huntington Music & Arts Fest. 


The main goal of this band is to bring people together and to spread love through the universal language of music. 

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Meet The Band

Colten Settle

Colten Settle


Hometown: Williamstown, WV

Occupation: Owner of Putnam Music Exchange

Mike Parker

Mike Parker


Hometown: Huntington, WV

Occupation: Music Instructor at Rt. 60 Music.

Alex Cardwell

Alex Cardwell

Trombone/Keyboard/Back Up Vocals

Hometown: Winfield, WV

Occupation: Band Director at South Charleston Middle School

Paul Stephan

Paul Stephan


Hometown: Williamstown, WV

Occupation: Designer at Dominion

Daniel Beahm

Daniel Beahm


Hometown: Huntington, WV

Occupation: Analyst at Infinity Marketing Solutions

Mason Bartlett

Mason Bartlett

Aux. Percussion

Hometown: Huntington, WV.

Occupation: Music Performance Major at Marshall University.

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