MuseBird Cafe W/Wayne Willingham, Louise Ledford & Toby C Brady
Wayne Willingham - After 26 years, Wayne Willingham walked away from music, talented and successful, but disillusioned, bored, jaded, aimless. He changed careers, and achieved more than he ever thought possible. In late 2014, after nearly two decades away, he decided to pick up his guitar and try to knock off some of the rust. It worked.
The rust is long gone, and in its place, he rediscovered his own distinct sound, the passion of his earliest career, and most of all, his creative muse. Wayne is writing his own songs and telling his own stories. Two albums so far, "Stayed in Love Too Long" released fall 2017, and the just-released "YOYO". Each carefully-crafted song is unique, deeply personal, and resonates with listeners. They're sincere, playful, serious, and some just make you feel good.
Always a strong stage performer, but no longer interested in night clubs, Wayne returned to his roots - the intimate atmosphere of a coffeehouse or listening room. Wayne finally has the musical career he originally intended, and it's not for the applause or the ego or the money; This time, it's personal. . The voice is still there - perhaps clearer and more expressive. The hands are back - and then some. The stage presence is that of a seasoned veteran. And there is that one thing that was missing before his sabbatical: The sheer joy.
Ledford - writes like he’s thrown his sack onto a fair number passenger cars. His land is the “Old Weird America” Griel Marcus wrote so emotively about. Ledford
stories seldom end with a hero on the proverbial mountaintop. His narratives are typically told by the losers, those close to the edge, in the grandest sense. This latest record puts him in front of a microphone, sans accompaniment, where he pours out live-sounding interpretations of his own music, which while not your Daddy’s folk, has one foot planted firmly either side of Cripple Creek. Adios King represents Ledford’s most accomplished work, which at its peak stands shoulder to shoulder with that of modern Americana luminaries as Gillian Welch, Patty Griffin, and the like. His time oughtta come. – 9X magazine, Richmond, VA
So,I’ve recorded a new album that will be available soon. The limited edition 10″ vinyl record Tree branch and Moonlight is available. Go to buy section and see more there. Anais Mitchell and Rachel Ries, two women so near and dear to my heart recorded a song of mine, When You Fall on their Country EP project. I couldn’t be more pleased or flattered by the result. It’s available from Righteous Babe Records. A good review of Adios King. read it here. I’m proud that Adios King made April’s top album list compiled by Richard Gillmann for FolkDJ. Please keep requesting those songs.The new album “Adios King” is out and available everywhere. Download Adios King and Reverie from Itunes. I have a recording of the Robert Blake song Farm in New Hampshire on the latest Waterbug sampler get it here. The Tin Pan Caravan website is up and going. Check it out www.tinpancaravan.co
Radio is still the best means for a singer to be heard by the largest audience. The following programs have been good enough to play my songs. Please tune in to these shows and make a request….
Saltwater Farm on WMPG, in Portland, ME.
Regina’s Mighty Shores on 91.3 FM, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
The Folk Music Show on WBGU FM, in Bowling Green, OH.
The Front Porch Radio Show on WXOU 88.3 FM in Auburn Hills, MI.
Simple Folk on KXCI, Tucson, AZ.
Hootenanny Power, WRKF Baton Rouge, LA.
Toby C Brady - an Americana/Country-Rock singer/songwriter from Seattle.
"Equally influenced by classic American artists like Tom Petty, Gram Parsons as
well as blues, modern folk and Bakersfield country, Lost Dogma typifies the
bubbling undercurrent of Americana at its best. Their songs are unpretentious
and heartfelt; sweeping, lush and
Cost: $10 cover charge
18444 Main/Spruce Streets At the very west end of Main Street next to the Skagit river. Exit 221 on I-5.
Conway, WA 98238
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