Upper Jay Art Center / Recovery Lounge Event Information:
Suggested donation- $15
This show is presented in collaboration with Beehive Production's Ear-to-the-Ground mini-doc-style film series, featuring the creative community of independent roots music! These 10-15 minute pieces feature a combination of live music performance and interviews with both up-and-coming artists and established veterans as well as in-depth looks at some of the venues and festivals and creators that make up the vibrant fabric of this genre.
“A spiritual cousin to Paul Simon’s Graceland” –Seven Days
From the front-lines at Standing Rock to the archaic streets of Jerusalem to the dunes of the Sahel Desert all the way to Carnegie Hall, music has been the thread and source of strength for Billy Wylder. The band features Avi Salloway from Bombino/Hey Mama/Avi & Celia joined by an inspired cast of top-notch musicians who have performed in over twenty five countries. Over the last three years, Salloway has toured the globe, performing with Bombino, the Tuareg guitar virtuoso from Niger, Africa and is now bringing new and old songs to life with the Wylder family.
Billy Wylder, like their peers, the David Wax Museum and Rubblebucket, bring sounds from around the globe to meld with their American roots, taking the listener on a journey from bayou to borough, desert to dreamland. Wylder’s on a soul journey, singing songs with the people he meets, songs of love and adventure, filled by the color of his footsteps.