Mayflies Trio Brews Up Tunes To Dance To

Nov 17, 2014

In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host Ben Kieffer will chat with The Mayflies Trio.

Listen to the podcast to find out more about The Mayflies' latest album, Saturday Afternoon Girl.

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.