Posts Tagged ‘The Wiyos’

LIVE: The Wiyos @ The Egg at the Empire State Plaza, 7/1/15

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015


Photographs by Tim Reidy

Led by Michael Farkas – who can conjure some powerhouse polyrhythms from his frottoir adorned with an array of noise-making devices from hotel desk bells to pots ‘n’ pans – the Wiyos nestled under The Egg on Albany’s Empire State Plaza for a free lunchtime concert earlier this month.

The Made in the Shade of The Egg concert series continues at 12noon on Wednesday (July 22) with a free concert by the up-and-coming San Francisco-based progressive bluegrass band Front Country, direct from their featured appearance at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in Oak Hill.



LIVE: Roots Music Festival @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, 4/5/14

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
The Wiyos

The Wiyos

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Although the Roots Music Festival actually began back in 2007 as a two-day, 14-band affair downtown at Red Square, organizer Ryan Dunham and his his band Red Haired Strangers consolidated it into a single evening and moved the bash uptown to WAMC-FM’s The Linda for the first time in 2010. It was a perfect fit.

So the fest returned to The Linda again for the fifth time earlier this month, with an array of Local 518 favorites and a headlining set from the Wiyos, led by the multi-talented Michael Farkas. And proceeds from the festivities went to help feed inner city kids in Albany.


Catskill Recording Studio Racks Up Honors

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Old Soul Studios racks up nominations in this year’s Independent Music Awards.

Kenny Siegal’s Old Soul Studios in Catskill has been recording some first rate records for more than a decade, but recently the studio snagged nominations in five different categories for this year’s Independent Music Awards.


Five Firsts: Teddy Weber of the Wiyos

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
The Wiyos

The Wiyos

NAME: Teddy Weber
INSTRUMENT: guitars, steel guitar, brass

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … I think it was Guns N’ Roses’ “Appetite for Destruction” on cassette tape!


Win FREE TIX to the Wiyos @ The Linda on Saturday

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

The Wiyos are back!


LIVE: The Wiyos @ The Linda, 1/16/10

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Looking like a group of 1930s hobos that just jumped off a freight train passing through Albany, the Wiyos climbed up on The Linda‘s stage complete with an arsenal of instruments that included guitars, a tuba, a megaphone, kazoos, and even a washboard.

The evening’s performance bounced around flawlessly from vaudevillian vamps, country blues, classic ’60s folk-rock, Appalachian string band, early ’20s & ’30s dance-band jazz, urban house party music, western swing, contemporary pop and any other American musical idiom imaginable.


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