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The 1927 Concert Series featuring The Waybacks sold out during pre-sale. Members of the Birthplace of Country Music’s 1927 Society are given access to exclusive ticket pre-sales to the 1927 Society Concert Series before they go on sale to the public. To learn more about becoming a member of the 1927 Society and all its advantages, click here.
Date: Sunday, August 6, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
Location: Performance Theatre, Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Exclusive 1927 Society member ticket pre-sale begins June 29. Tickets go on sale to the public July 6.
The 1927 Concert Series is an intimate concert experience set in the “acoustically perfect” performance theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. It’s more than a night of music, it’s a very personal event with some of the most renowned roots music artists performing today. Guests are asked to arrive promptly at 6:00 p.m. to enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar (ages 21+ with valid ID) before the show, catering and drinks included with ticket. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Post-performance, guests will have the opportunity to mingle with the band after the show.
About The Waybacks
They draw freely from the old school and the old world, but The Waybacks are no
throwback. They are as uninhibited and unpredictable as the eclectic San
Francisco Bay Area that claims them, and for over 15 years their experiments
have always proven sharp-witted and musically dazzling. They’re living proof that
in music, evolution and intelligent design are entirely compatible.
The band has been praised by the Chicago Tribune for its “near-ideal balance of
irreverence, chops, discipline, and originality.” The folk and roots underpinnings
that have long been a Waybacks hallmark are still there, but after years of
playing a huge range of venues and festivals, The Waybacks contuine to evolve.
“The whole spirit of improvisation – that’s always been the cornerstone of this
band for me,” says singer, songwriter and guitarist James Nash. “Through all the
stylistic changes and regardless of the instruments we’re playing, to me the fun of
this band has always been that in some ways I can do whatever I feel like doing
at any moment.”
That improvisational spirit meets the band’s dazzling turn-on-a dime skills at their
annual Hillside Album Hour performances at MerleFest, which for the past 15
years have become a highlight of the festival.
A four-piece with a full arsenal of acoustic and electric instruments, configured
around the hot guitar of James Nash and the fiddle virtuosity of Warren Hood and
driven by the rhythm section of bassist Joe Kyle Jr. and drummer Chuck
Hamilton, the band filters genre through its own sensibilities and ends up
transcending it altogether, conjuring up musical landscapes that defy boundaries
and find common ground. Add in those spirited flights of improvisation and a
healthy dose of jaw-dropping chops and what emerges in the end is decidedly
Waybacks. A trip well worth taking.
“These guys can play like bandits.” ~ Ray Waddell, Billboard
“The musical maelstrom known as The Waybacks blew in from San Francisco, sending up such a startling tornado of aggressively performed, high-spirited melodies as to remove all air from the
room. Their inspirational combination of influences — not to mention their recklessly brazen breakneck pace — exposed the band as virtuosos sharing a singular mind-set.” ~ Buzz McClain, The Washington Post
“ … geniuses … whose playing stacks up to anything you’ll find.” ~ Brad Kava, San Jose Mercury News
For more information on The Waybacks, visit their website at Waybacks.com.