We are excited to welcome THE WIYOS for an outdoor concert here at Waterfall Arts on July 27! The concert will be held outside following the Opening Reception for THINKING WHILE WALKING UNDER THE SEA: Works by Celeste Roberge. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and dancing shoes! There will be a food vendor on site – come hungry! More details coming soon.
THE WIYOS OUTDOOR CONCERT
Friday, July 27 at 7:30PM
$15 suggested donation
Formed in New York City during the summer of 2002, THE WIYOS took their name from the toughest gang to prowl the streets of old New York (The Why’os, circa 1890). They were one of the first “old-timey” bands to emerge on the national scene in the first wave of acoustic bands riding the renewed popularity of early swing jazz, rural folk, old-time blues and Appalachian music. Much of their music is inspired by the early American musical idioms of the 1920s and ’30s, but the band has a reputation for gleefully subverting genre distinctions. They seamlessly fuse vintage sounds with the contemporary without sounding forced or affected.
Their relentless touring in the US and Europe, and numerous critically acclaimed albums and EPs landed them a full 28-day summer tour as openers of the 2009 Bob Dylan Show. The Wiyos were also featured in the BBC television documentary, “Folk America – Hollerers, Stompers and Old-Time Ramblers”. In 2010 they were featured in the BBC television special “No Sleep ‘Til Yell”.
Since 2010, the trio of Michael Farkas, Teddy Weber and Seth Travins have released 3 more albums and taken their spirited live show on numerous US tours and five UK tours. Their music has been featured in television, movies and commercials in the US and abroad. They have also been featured in three educational Carnegie Neighborhood programs at Carnegie Hall.
If it rains, concert will be moved indoors.