The Wiyos on Sunset Road
on Sunset Road
Friday, February 15, 2008, around 5pm
WASHBOARD SWING! SILENT FILM COMEDY! RAGTIME GUITAR! CLOWNING!
SLAP UPRIGHT BASS! VAUDEVILLIAN ANTICS! FUN!
Join Pete Marshall as he hosts
. The Wiyos play a singular style of old-
timey American music that they call "vaudevillian ragtime-jugband-blues and hillbilly
swing." An acoustic trio comprised of three vocals, washboard, harmonica, kazoo,
archtop/resonator/steel guitars, banjo, ukulele, and upright bass, The Wiyos
transport listeners back to a time before TV and mass media were the main sources
of entertainment; to the days when acoustic, handmade music could be heard on
live radio and at community dances, medicine shows and house parties.
Incorporating elements of physical comedy and theatricality, The Wiyos create a
visually stimulating show in the spirit of Fats Waller, The Skillet Lickers, Spike Jones
and the Hoosier Hotshots.