“A brilliant and free-thinking mind…you’ll be glad to know him” – Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers)
Lead by one of Bluegrass’ great young genre-bending pioneers, Stash Wyslouch (Molskys Mountain Drifters, The Deadly Gentlemen), “The Stash! Band” features elements of Ralph Stanley’s high lonesome sound with the riffs and energy of Black Sabbath and Megadeth. Forged in the fire of the Boston and New York City music scenes- The Stash! Band features Wyslouch on guitar, Sean Trischka on Drums, Duncan Wickel on Fiddle and Noam Wiesenberg on Bass. On tour now, The Stash! Band packs a veritable punch of entertainment, humor and unbridled self-expression.
Born in Seattle in 1998 at the tender age of intent, Unwed Sailor is helmed by Oklahoma-born songwriter Johnathon Ford. The basis for the instrumental project came into being while Ford was still writing with Seattle luminaries Roadside Monument. Pulling towards a bass guitar-oriented sound, the songs he had begun to craft did not fully feel right for Roadside Monument, thus the unbeknownst predestined forming of Unwed Sailor. Not aiming for Unwed Sailor to fall into the regular confines of a typical band, Ford’s ever evolving cast and crew has been tirelessly composed over the years of good friends and company. Throughout the past decade, Unwed Sailor has shared the stage with the likes of Pedro the Lion, Mary Timony, Low, The Danielson Famile, Sufjan Stevens, Early Day Miners, Minus the Bear, The Advantage, The Starlight Mints, Battles, Mates of State, and Beach House. The band has since been relocated and based out of cities across the United States, including Chicago, Seattle, Washington D.C., Jackson MS, Little Rock, AR, Lawrence, KS, New Orleans LA and most recently Tulsa, OK. With numerous tours in the U.S. and Europe, the band has traveled almost as much as it has evolved.