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"A full-throated roar of a string band!"
From the thunder of a square dance to the high lonesome sound in songs of love and murder, Wahoo primarily plays songs and instrumentals from the American South. On occasion they range a bit farther afield with tunes from Scandinavia, Portugal, Mexico, and French Canada.
Wahoo has played concerts, square dances, parties, resturants, and weddings in the Tri-State area.
Video from recent concerts
Harry Bolick on fiddle and vocals. Harry is one of the best and most prolific tunesmiths working in the genre and a fiery fiddler to boot!
His previous bands include: The Wooden Nickel, Gridlock, Zombie Lust, Tunesmith and Reel to Reel.
His Biography and Discography
Brian Slattery on banjo and fiddle and vocals.
In addition to playing with Wahoo, he is the Mud Brothers, an old-time
band based out of New York City. He has also played with honky-tonk
hero, John Pinamonti; folk psychedelicist Max Greene; Drew Bunting, the
hardest-rocking priest in all Christendom; and lovely country singer
Sarah Hawker (of the Lonesome Sisters). He is a fine published
His previous bands:
- Les Chatimonts
- Williams Grassroots Music
- The Motherpluckers
His recording credits:
- Harry Bolick and Brian Slattery, Come Over and See Us Sometime (2011, New Timey Recordings)
- Drew Bunting, The New South (Idiots’Books, 2009)
- Great Lakes, Diamond Times (Orange Twin, 2006)
- Max Greene, Visiting Hours (Surprise Truck, 2006)
- Harry Bolick, All the Time in the World (2006, New Timey Recordings)
- Ken Bloom, Bloom's General Store (2006, New Timey Recordings)
- Harry Bolick, Carroll County, Mississippi (2004, New Timey Recordings)
Charlie Shaw on percussion and bass
A drummer extrordiare, he is also a member of Alex Battles and the Whisky Rebellion, John Pinamonti, Sweet William, Wicked Messengers, American String Conspiracy, Dock Oscar and the Ambassadors of Love, Two Lost Turkeys String Band, Mud Brothers, Back Porch Rockers, Chicken Teeth and the Bosco Stompers.
Charlie currently plays upright bass, drums, or his low volume trap set the "flipper rig". He ocassionally plays guitar with old time string bands. He moved to Brooklyn from Durham, NC in the mid '80s. He played (drums and guitar) in Life in a Blender in the late 80s, and was a member (drummer) of 5 Chinese Brothers, Kate Jacobs Band, and Amy Allison and the Maudlins in the early and mid 90's. As a drummer, he's happy playing a full kit, but since he also likes acoustic music, he put together the "flipper rig" in the early 90's. The 'rig is like a drum kit in miniature, with a wash board, splash cymbals, frame drums, and a one-headed snare drum. "It's something to have if ya want a backbeat, but you don't want the drummer stomping all over the vocals and fiddles and such"
A small part of recording credits include
Charlie on MySpace