Weiswald returns to the Treehouse!
John Wies’ musical personna stretches widely. When he is not the front man for his Tom Waits Tribute band, The Bleeding Romeos, he is passionately propogating his own songs with his trio, Weiswald. The band incorporates Waits’ off-beat syncopation and moody rants into a more rhythmic groove. with Wies’ percussive guitar playing, percussionist Mike Young on everything but the kitchen sink (oh wait, that too!) and the versatile upright bass of Lee Whalen.
John has also taken the stage in far flung places such as Japan and Korea, had his work showcased in Alaskan theatrical performances, and gotten air-play on Mongolian radio. John’s influences include blues, rock, bluegrass, jazz and numerous singer/songwriters; shaping a body of work that is familiar to the ear yet challenges traditional categorization.
Lee Whalen has spent a decade building a successful recording and performing career as a bassist on both coasts. Though trained as a jazz musician, Lee has clearly demonstrated the ability to cross genres. He has performed with theater orchestras, rock bands, R&B and blues groups, jazz and fusion ensembles, country-western bands, Cajun/Zydeco bands and gypsy-jazz ensembles.
Mike Young brings an arsenal of percussive accouterments, not to mention flutes, whistles, a melodica, and harmonicas. Mike’s professional music career began in 1980 when he provided backup vocals for African singer/songwriter Saidou Richard. He’s ranged into progressive rock, jazz, Irish music, and even classical. Be sure to catch this smooth, eclectic evening at The Treehouse Cafe! No cover, Suggested Donations appreciated!