2011 XPoNential Music Festival Local Spotlight: Johnny Miles And The Waywards
Yesterday, Johnny Miles And The Waywards officially kicked off this year’s XPoNential Music Festival, performing an opening set in the brisk 100-degree weather. Back in March—when we posted our Key Studio Session with the band—XPN2’s John Vettese said, “The South Philly/South Jersey six-piece evokes dusty travels and self-discovery in its music, which ranges from boisterous (love Carl Cheeseman’s lead guitar lick on ‘Hanging On To The Hoping’) to contemplative (keyboardist Nate Gonzales rocked an admirable accordion on the breathless ‘Sailors’).” Yesterday, the band needed no help in evoking images of parched travelers wandering along dusty roads; as far as self-discovery goes, well, hopefully they discovered the beer garden next to Marina Stage immediately after the set.
You can listen to Johnny Miles And The Waywards’ Key Studio Session here; two of those tracks also appear on our new Key Studio Sessions 2011 XPoNential Music Festival Sampler (which also features exclusive tracks by Nicos Gun, Andrew Lipke, Matt Duke and Kuf Knotz).
When The Saints Sleep
Hanging On to The Hoping
The Story of My Love
Take a Ride
Slow Like My memories
Visit Johnny Miles And the Waywards’ band page at the XPoNential Music Festival website for complete coverage.