Waydown Wailers 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.
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 while Christian Parker is another hot-lightening picker not afraid to add his eclectic style.
Matt Chase formed Thunder Canyon in 1993, and since that time, the group has enjoyed having the reputation of being one of the top "Hot Country" bands in the Central New York Area. The group’s versatility is evidenced by the fact that it can perform in many venues including Casino Showrooms, nightclubs, public parks, field days, county fairs, weddings, and private parties, including 50th Anniversary Wedding Celebrations. Thunder Canyon has also played in bigger venues such as the NY State Fair and Oswego's Harbor Fest and The Turning Stone Casino, and Syracuse's OnCenter Complex..
The group has in the past performed on the same bill with national recording artists Dwight Yoakam and Andy Griggs, as well as Rascal Flatts, Kevin Sharp, and The Marshall Tucker Band., and much of the areas top local talent..
With over 18 Years of experience in many venues, and situations the bands versatility, and Matt Chase's outstanding Country voice has allowed them to perform in virtually any venue, anywhere....
True to his background and life, James Robert Webb is an artist who walks the line between traditional and modern country music. A native of Kellyville High School where his activities ranged from band to wrestling. Raised on a 10 acre farm 20 miles outside of Tulsa, he grew undeniably country roots while being close enough to be influenced by the Tulsa Sound, classic and alternative rock from local stations.
His last single "Makin' Love Tonight" debuted at #58 on the Billboard Indicator chart and eventually went top 40, peaking at #37 on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart. Chart expectations are high for his new single, the self penned "How That Feels", yet one thing that most fans don't know is that Webb remains a practicing physician in Tulsa. His practice specializes in bone health and helping patients that spinal surgery can't fix. That may seem an unlikely day job for a Billboard country artist and CMA member, but it's a natural fit for Webb who terms his style "Town and Country."
If you catch him live, you never know what instrument James may play, but you can be sure that his voice will captivate you with a voice that is powerful, tender and uniquely country. Influenced by the great Oklahoma vocalists Garth Brooks, Ronnie Dunn and Vince Gill, Webb has a flair for traditional country with a modern bent.
Rick Monroe is a travelin’ man.
Born in Florida, he grew up in a variety of places — California, Connecticut, Kansas, North Carolina, even England. After settling in Nashville and launching his career, the young singer/songwriter performed in every state except Oregon (an omission he aims to rectify soon). He’s sung the National Anthem during Fourth of July celebrations in Vietnam, performed in more than a dozen countries and entertained former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who expressed his thanks by kissing Monroe on the cheek and calling him “pop star.”
But as far as he’s wandered, Monroe has always stood firm on the bedrock of country music. And with the release of “Great Minds Drink Alike,” the third single from his EP, IT’S A LOVE THING, Monroe brings it all back home!
Many artists are drawn to country music while spending their formative years in one place, maybe a small town or a family farm. Paradoxically, it was Monroe’s peripatetic life that led him to the genre. “I guess it was my escapism,” he admits. “I learned to adapt as we moved to different places. And music gave me something to hold onto through it all.”
Monroe relocated to Nashville and began building his career. On a shoestring budget, he recorded a debut album, AGAINST THE GRAIN and cut his first video on “The Midnight Rider.” He learned on the job how to work the business side of music, culminating in long-term relationships with his various sponsors.
While this tour has served Monroe well, this year he assigns top priority to progressing his own career. He has already clocked around 45,000 miles on radio tours since the beginning of the year. He has opened for an array of major artists, including Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels Band, Eric Church and Montgomery Gentry. He has signed new sponsorship deals. And by August “Great Minds” was on the rise from No. 49 on the Billboard chart, further broadening his impact among country fans.
There’s something to be said about the learning process. For Erica Nicole, the past couple of years have been a whirlwind of performances, interviews, and recording sessions. She has toured all over the United States making fans and friends at radio, and that – combined with her powerful vocal range and tireless work ethic – have made her one of the top newcomers in town. The release of I’M MAKING MINE – her brand new album – will definitely add some fuel to that already strong flame.
The title cut, recently hitting Top 10 on the MusicRowCountry Breakout Chart, has also helped the Georgia native write her name in the history books, becoming the first female on an independent label to notch three consecutive Top 20 records following “I Listen To My Bad Girl” (#17) and “It’s Comin’ Down.” (#16)
The past few years have seen immeasurable growth for Erica. The young girl who grew up a fan of such legends as Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson and Reba McEntire, while cheering on her neighborhood Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, has come a long way. She has nothing but fond memories of the learning process of her first radio tours and meeting Program Directors and Music Directors that have become just like family to her ever since.
Another key element in the growing Erica Nicole success story is Kent Wells, her producer. Known for his work with Country Music Hall of Fame member Dolly Parton, Wells elicits nothing but praise from his artist.
The work…and the success has only started for Erica. I’M MAKING MINE features songs handpicked by Erica and Wells. Delivering not only powerful vocals, Erica also shines with writing credits, which excites her
Erica Nicole feels that the lyrics on I’M MAKING MINE are straight from her life. “The songs tell my story, and they are ones that I believe in. One of the songs is called ‘Marking Pages,’ and I love that song. I’m such a firm believer that you’ve got to live in the moment and take time every day to take in all of the blessings that God has given you – whether it’s a standing ovation at the end of a show or a call from a best friend you’ve not heard from in a while. Take those moments in, because they are so precious. Never forget them.”
Erica also opened up for artists such as Eric Paslay at The Stump Dodger Bash in Wisconsin. Wherever she takes the stage, she says it’s a special moment for her. “Every single crowd is uniquely their own. They have made every stop special for me in its’ own way. I always look forward to performing, Every show has its’ own memory to it.”
Erica is certainly a force to be reckoned with and her future is nothing but bright!
“Don’t just Dream It… Believe It, Live It and Make History,” says Erica…words she lives by every day.