Round up a country band and an early R&B group with three lead vocalists, weave in a hefty amount of vocal harmony and witty turns-of-phrase, and let ‘em rock out like The Band.
Hailing from New York, this six-man, one-woman band blends bluegrass, country, rockabilly, and a sucker punch of punk for a rubber-meets-the-road roots sound. Many of their songs tow a thin line between serious and satire. But don’t let irreverence fool you; These accomplished musicians create artistic arrangements that feature harmonies worthy of Gram and Emmylou, and a virtuosic chicken-pickin’ guitar that belies their geographic origin.
Lula Wiles perform “Traveling on” in this B-SIDE, filmed and recorded in June, 2016 in Saranac Lake, NY by Beehive Productions as part of their Ear to the Ground series.
Lula Wiles perform “Mama” in this B-SIDE, filmed and recorded in June, 2016 in Saranac Lake, NY by Beehive Productions as part of their Ear to the Ground series.
Lula Wiles perform “The Losing Side” in this B-Side, filmed and recorded in June, 2016 in Saranac Lake, NY by Beehive Productions as part of their Ear to the Ground series.
Infused with classic country and honky-tonk, southern blues, New Orleans jazz and swing, and sounds of swamp pop and early rock n’ roll, Miss Tess and the Talkbacks take pride they are able to blend so many different styles of American roots music and call it their own. Here they perform the song "I Can't Help Myself" in front of an audience at the Pewter Sessions at the 2015 Summer Hoot at the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY.
Filmed and recorded Live by Beehive Productions.
Spirit Family Reunion is a touring band based out of New York that aims to deliver raw, high-energy honest music. They have self-produced and self-released two full-length albums, No Separation, 2012, & Hands Together, 2015, as well as multiple songbooks and other collections of recordings.
Here they are performing "Gone, Gone, Gone" in front of the 50 Feet of Song super 8 camera.