Shop Local Raleigh had an event at The Seaboard Station and the feature attraction was a new local Raleigh band The Morning After. The Morning After is a music project by Hank Smith and his infamous banjo. This new project’s front woman is Rachael Koontz, she brings a rich soulful sound to the group. The other members are Shawn Chase on the mandolin, Mike Rosado on drums, and Jamie Dawson on bass. Pattie Hopkins and her fiddle is slated to join the group in the very near future. I really liked the laid back style of the music as well as the wide spectrum of instruments. The different sounds complemented each other in spite of (or maybe because of) the differences in instruments and styles. There was a hint of Bluegrass and Americana as well as Soul so I am going with Soulgrass on this one. The Morning After did a fine job with their debut at Seaboard Station and I look forward to their next shows.