A four piece band playing the beautiful original music of Kayla McMahon (with a couple covers thrown in for good measure).
North and South Dakotas- Created in the winter of 2011, founding members Zack Hay, Mark Retajczyk, and Colin Hunt set out crafting a sound that paid homage to the spirit of old-time American music, mountain folk and singer-songwriter traditions. With the addition of drummer Mike Graves and utility-man Nayt Patenaude, the band continued honing in on a sound containing elements of bluegrass, country, folk, honky-tonk, and rock & roll. The mixture of each members’ different musical background has culminated in a unique, harmony-rich, genre sweeping style determined to break up the monotony of the modern airwaves.
Squid Parade- Zak Westbrook, Pete Piscitelli, and Emmett Rozelle met in the Oneonta State College Frank Zappa band, The Mothers of Intention. Armed with the musical prowess that being in such an ensemble demanded, Squid Parade was formed. After a year of playing the club circuit in Central NY, Squid Parade began recording at Dryhill Studios with engineer and producer Andris Balins (Sean Lennon, Nels Cline). Their debut album, A Finite Expression of an Infinite Source was released in late 2013 to local and regional praise. Currently, the band is touring in support of said record and is nearing completion of their yet-to-be-named sophomore album and is planning the release of a live EP in the near future.
Wild Adriatic- Travis Gray- Vocals/Guitar (@travisgray) Rich Derbyshire – Bass (@derbymeyer) Mateo Vosganian- Drums (@mateothinks)
Calling to mind the soulful, dynamic sounds of 70s giants such as Led Zeppelin, Humble Pie, and Free’s early years, Wild Adriatic has won early acclaim from places such as Rolling Stone, USA Today, Relix and Guitar World.
Early 2015 has seen the band consistently on the road across the US, ending their winter with a 6 week residency in Austin, TX leading up to SXSW, in addition to being featured in a theatrical commercial for Dolby Laboratories. All ramping up to the release of “Never Enough,” Wild Adriatic’s third EP/CD release. The 5 song disc features the new single “Strange Persuasions” and will see it’s release on March 17th at this year’s SXSW Festival. From there the band will kick off their “Somos Pocos Peros Locos” Spring 2015 tour with a string of Northeast CD release shows, with touring to continue through 2015.
Rustic Overtones- Rustic Overtones are a seven piece rock band from Portland Maine with a discography that spans 20 years. The bands unique version of indie rock is strongly influenced by soul music, garage punk, jazz and psychedelic music of the 60’s and 70’s. The current touring line-up is Dave Gutter (vocals and guitar), Jon Roods (bass), Dave Noyes (trombone, synth), Jason Ward (baritone sax, flute), Gary Gemmiti (drums), Michael Taylor (keys,percussion,vocals) and Kyle Hardy (tenor and alto sax). The band is best known for their energetic live shows and perceptual songwriting.
In 2014 they celebrated their 20 years as a band with the release of the 4-CD box set “The Mood Box”, an anthology of greatest hits, live tracks and rarities arranged by genre.
Lyricist and frontman Dave Gutter is also a prolific songwriter, having penned songs for Aaron Neville, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks-“Sweet and Low” and “Calling Out to You.”, Eric Krasno, Res, Gramatik, Carlos Santana, and Eric Clapton.
Episode Notes: Kayla and the Tellers- 1:49
North and South Dakotas- 16:37
Squid Parade- 30:25
Wild Adriatic- 44:01
Rustic Overtones- 57:48