Bank of the James is bringing the music to Roanoke Memorial Day weekend 2019 by sponsoring the annual Roanoke Festival in the Park! The thought of 3 days of music, art, food and drink has gotten us thinking about our favorite music and the memories they conjure up. Check out the employee playlist below. You may find out we don’t fit the stereotype of buttoned down boring bankers after all!
I work for a bank, don’t I? David Gilmore is a guitar god!
-Rich Edwards, VP/MLO
All of my Summer songs evoke emotion and never get old. They are songs of a generation, man.
-Bailey Jennings, Portfolio Manager
Gotta love the Dead.
-Mike Syrek, EVP - Chief Loan Officer
This song hasn’t been absent from my playlist since I discovered it during middle school.
-Tance Laughon, Community Giving
Just as relevant today as in 1968…
-Kevin Gill, EVP & Commercial Team Leader
This one always energizes me on my runs.
-Karen Webb, Consumer Loan Officer
-Kelly Lange, Commercial Loan Processor
The Struts are here to save rock and roll.
-Leah Jones, Marketing Team
Just a great song from an early Southern Rock Band from the early 70’s.
-Randy Nexsen, Construction Lending, SVP
Because the best music came from Woodstock.
-Bethanne Tarpley, Marketing Team
Because I'm a Hokie!
-Thomas Rea, Market President (Harrisonburg)
It's hard to pick just one!
-Graham Evans, VP & Portfolio Manager II
This is the song I'm named after!
-Sarah Blankenship, Retail Support Specialist
It's a perfect Summer anthem.
-Jared Anderson, Retail/Vice President-Relationship Banker
It really gets me grooving.
-Aaron Gary, Financial Service Representative
Thirty Seconds to Mars is my favorite band!
-Kara Charlton, Deposit Operations Specialist
A pleasant reminder that my God does not make mistakes
-Vada Kidd, Branch Manager
The song is timeless and takes me back to my youth!
-Christy Howard, Commercial Credit Department
Because they are just awesome and local.
-Debbie Grishaw, Mortgage Loan Officer
I love reggae and this song has great rhythm and an upbeat message.
-Todd Scruggs, EVP
The essential summer song.
-Mike Kirkpatrick, VP / Loan Officer
It’s a relaxed and an easy summer listen.
-Stephanie LaBarre, Financial Service Representative
Pink is my spirit animal.
-Jenny Jones, AVP & Branch Manager
I love the meaning of this song.
-Rob Wyatt, Head Teller
Most folks can’t help but to join in when this song comes on.
-Bianca Allison, Senior Vice President, Mortgage Sales & Development
His music never gets old to me and he can really play his Stratocaster!
-Brad Harris, Roanoke Market President
My favorite song by one of my favorite bands.
Treasury Support Specialist
If we couldn’t laugh we would surely all go insane.
-Bob Chapman, President and CEO
Because the [Jimmy] Bird is the Word!
-Kay Wright, Senior Portfolio Manager
It reminds me of summer, vacation, travel.
-Wade Stout, AVP Operations
Sounds great when played full volume outside during the summer!
-Jimmy Davis, Marketing Director
-Meric, Millie, Molly and Xena Blankenship
This song seemed perfect for a festival outside, in the sun, families enjoying themselves!
-Brittany Cox, Collections Specialist