The Wiyos -
Vaudevillian Ragtime Blues, Hillbilly Swing and Old Time Country
The old-time spirit of The WIYOS mirrors that of the
medicine shows of the 1920's and 30's, when black
and white musical traditions mixed liberally and
genre distinctions didn't exist between blues and
country, ragtime and gospel, or swing and hillbilly
music. Accordingly, The WIYOS write songs that are
equally influenced by music from the Blue Ridge
Mountains and New York City, mixing the more
urbane sounds of Django Reinhardt, the Gershwin
The Wiyos -
1) Dave Edwards – Detroit’s Rockin’ Soul Survivor
2) Dave Edwards - New Zealand artist found here as fiffdimension to avoid confusion.
3) Dave Edwards - A super-talented producer and multi-instrumentalist from New Jersey - http://www.daveedwardsmusic.com/ 1) Dave Edwards, rock-and-soul singer and guitarist, has been a vital part of the Detroit metro musical landscape for over thirty years. From the heady days of national fame in the ‘80s, to the tight , energetic performances with which he pays homage to his musical roots today, Dave has outlasted many a Detroit rock meteorite.
Former Soledad Brother, Johnny Walker, has a new outfit calling themselves Cut in the Hill Gang. Johnny Walker: Lead Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Fuzz Probe & Played Some Bass Too
Brad Meinerding: Lead Guitar, and Vocals
Lance Kaufman: Drums, Vocals, Percussion
Dana had a very good education which somewhat passed her by as nothing is as much fun as playing a guitar. Via an unconventional route of occasional employment and the odd band, she somehow found herself busking on the London Underground and this sorry excuse for a day job honed her performance skills down to a fine point. Early childhood trauma left Dana with a propensity to play the banjo, and the massive amounts of spare time that a career in busking affords allowed her to indulge and nurture her dirty habit.
Binary Band is formed of the sparring vocal harmonies, dobro (slide guitar) and harmonium (missionary organ) of Ali Thoburn and Billy Tudor, and complimented by the occasional electric piano and pieces of catgut, dusty wood and rusty metal. The resulting sound is an earthy, wide-screen brew of American roots, English psychedelia, film soundtracks, North African blues and Far Eastern influences that brings to mind Neil Young, The Low Anthem, Peter Gabriel, The Band, Tinariwen and Traffic.
Keb' Mo' (born October 3, 1951 in South Los Angeles, California as Kevin Moore) is an American blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He first started recording in the early 1970s with Jefferson Airplane violinist Papa John Creach. Creach hired him when Moore was just twenty-one years old; Moore appeared on four of Creach's albums. He was further immersed in the blues with his long stint in the Whodunit Band, headed by Bobby "Blue" Bland producer Monk Higgins. Moore jammed with Albert Collins and Big Joe Turner.
The architect to the beautifully envisioned, Sam Fitzpatrick’s words are sincere and affecting. Entwining intricate acoustic guitar with an honest, provocative voice, his music shifts and shimmers exacting a rare brilliance. Self produced in a 16th century beast house in the Black Mountains of South Wales, his debut ‘Patchwork’ soars, descends and arises enlightened with timeless songs of hope, loss and awakening.
Charlottesville, North Carolina native Morgan O'Kane's music exists in a world of contrasts. Old, mountain-borne folk music approached with a youthful vivaciousness. A country foundation tempered by busking in New York City's subway system. An agile, lively banjo, complimented by a haunting, deep rasp.
His full length debut, Nine Lives displays a wealth of folk heritage, a new vision of americana spanning from appalachia to bluegrass.