FestivaLink.net presents The Waybacks at MerleFest, NC 4/26/07
The Waybacks made their third appearance at MerleFest this year. From a traditional English ballad to a Grateful Dead cover, the band turned in a strong Watson Stage performance.
Possessed of dazzling instrumental chops and an absolute mastery of acoustic musical styles, The Waybacks are an eclectic acoustic quintet, steeped in a wide array of Americana idioms. Whether mesmerizing audiences at intimate venues or creating a sensation at major festivals, the band has brought its onstage alchemy to enthusiastic fans far and wide.
Eclectic in both their influences and approach, The Waybacks embrace multiple genres and put their unique stamp on the lot, rendering them all with turn-on-a-dime precision and characteristic charm, wit, and virtuosity. In so doing, they transcend genre altogether, conjuring up musical landscapes that defy boundaries but always find their center at the crossroads of fun and fascination.
James Nash (lead guitar, mandolin, vocals)
Stevie Coyle (rhythm, fingerstyle & lap steel guitar, vocals)
Joe Kyle, Jr. (standup bass, vocals)
Chuck Hamilton (drums, percussion, vocals)
Warren Hood (fiddle, mandolin, vocals)
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