Weiswald returns to the Treehouse!
When not the fronting celebrated Tom Waits tribute band, The Bleeding Romeos, leader John Wies is passionately producing original material with his trio, Weiswald. The band incorporates Waitsonian off-beat syncopation, arrangements, and moody rants into rhythmic grooves and story-telling vignettes. Enhanced by Wies’ percussive guitar playing, the idiosyncratic Mike Young on percussion and the versatile keyboard playing of Jon Lanthier, the music of Weiswald spans musical genres, offering listeners something both familiar and new.
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.
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.
Band Web-site: http://www.weiswaldmusic.com
Be sure to catch this smooth, eclectic evening at The Treehouse Cafe! No cover, Suggested Donations appreciated!