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By Waydown Wailers
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Waydown Wailers releases new album, Empty Promises with a local Fan-Appreciation CD Release Concert!


Last updated 12/3/2015 at 5:30am

photo R. O'Donnell

Woodstock Records official release date is early 2016, but Local Fans of Waydown Wailers can get advanced copies of the new CD Empty Promises at this this concert.

Edwards Opera House, Edwards, NY November 28th 7pm Show is $10.00 at the door

"Edge of rock, Blues, and jam with a healthy dash of Americana, is Waydown Wailers. This is a band on the top of the innovative music scene now pouring from a cool North American spigot. Streaming like a refreshing blast of harmony over a burnout music wary countryside, The Waydown Wailers are boldly original, tunefully deep, and forever lingering."

Just groove to their music and you'll instantly identify a unique resonance defined by rock-hard lyrics, great musicianship, and hand-clapping, foot-stomping melodies. Everything they create brands the consciousness. Songs dissecting the discontented soul of a bitter land of liberty stand strong alongside ballads of aching hearts worn admirably on their sleeves. This is the kind of band that begins as a smoldering local event and before you know it, rapidly transforms into a blazing national trend.

Another family affair, (a North American tradition) brothers Dave (lead guitar/vocals) and Christian Parker (guitar) have not played together in a band until this harmonious bug bit them, and the rest of the tribe: Michael Scriminger (drums/percussion) and Connor Pelkey (bass backing vocals) welded the circle complete. This was four guys already carving individual niches into every nook and cranny of the North American music landscape, but collectively produced a dazzling band even stronger than the sum of its harmonies.

The Waydown Wailers is a band of dreamers that in vision a sound that they personally want to inhabit, something that gets their hearts pumping before releasing it on a cover-beaten, musically famished public. Dave Parker's vocals are right on, crisp and oh so deliciously addictive. It's his signature phrasing that hooks you fast, keeps you transfixed and in the mix. And oh what a mix it is with Mike Scriminger's funk/ rock drum flare to Connor Pelkey's eccentric bass spouting funk and dare I say world beat slaps and pops while Christian Parker is another hot-lightening picker not afraid to add his eclectic style, it's all to hell n' back and truly defining the phrase "he's got chops." These are some badass players, musicians that really love the art.

-R. O'Donnell


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