This session was captured live in July 2018 at the Upper Jay Arts Center’s Recovery Lounge in Upper Jay, NY as part of a Beehive mini-documentary featuring the Billy Wylder Band. Stay tuned for the doc, coming soon!
Beehive Field Recordings: Billy Wylder – “She the Earth / Nowhere to Run”
Beehive Field Recordings: Billy Wylder – “Roar of the Wild”
Beehive Field Recordings: Billy Wylder – “Great Blue Heron”
The band features Avi Salloway (Bombino/Hey Mama/Avi & Celia) joined by an inspired cast of singular artists who have performed across five continents including concerts at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival, Newport Folk Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Montreal Jazz Fest, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. From 2013-16, Salloway toured the globe with Bombino, the Tuareg guitar hero from Niger, Africa.
Their latest release, Strike the Match expands on American musical traditions, building a bridge to their African roots and coloring the songs with experimental art-rock textures.
Touring band (featured on this session):
Avi Salloway – vocals, guitar, harmonica
Rob Flax – violin, synthesizers, vocals
Krista Speroni – bass, vocals
Zamar Odongo – drums, vocals
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