The Mayflies show impressive chops

Aug 1, 2016

Local roots rock group The Mayflies join IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" in this special encore broadcast. 

Lend an ear to the downloadable podcast below to hear "Java Blend" host Ben Kieffer talk with the group- and to listen to the pickin' and grinnin' style of The Mayflies. 

The Mayflies are a party a delightful mess, a crazed amalgam. Electric and acoustic, fast and slow, a bewildering explosion of hectic elation and angry loss. They’re the rock end of roots and the country end of rock, and as such, they’re hard to describe, but impossible to forget. The Mayflies are a band you walk away from after a single hearing, humming the chorus and wondering, “I could swear I’ve heard that somewhere before.”…”

What ties it all together, what unifies their songs and their sounds, is a quality of movement. Movement in Stacy Webster’s frenzied sweat-flinging guitar that owes as much allegiance to Django Reinhardt and Willie Nelson as it does to Jerry Garcia. But also movement in the skittery picking of traditional bluegrass.