“mixes in elements of rock, soul, folk, and New Orleans-style blues for something unidentifiable and wholly enjoyable.” – The Indy Review
Wain McFarlane, the Dreadlock Cowboy, serves up a unique fusion of his paternal Jamaican roots, reggae legacy and maternal lineage gospel-blues-jazz of his birthplace, Kansas City. His eclectic performance drives guitar-propelled examination of Mississippi Delta field music, conjuring revelations of timeless spirit that rests easy at the crossroads of the worlds. From the drum-summoned ancient past to cosmic futures, Wain indeed delivers the musical, the magical and the mysterious with a sense of urgent abandon beneath a knowing smile that captivates, illuminates, transforms and satisfies.
His performance features classic Ipso Facto block-buster songs and new material. As always, expect master-class improvisation that breathes in the energy of the moment, the rapt attention of the room, to deliver an experience that wrings familiarity from music being newly minted in live performance, and that taps the hidden power of songs we thought we knew.