“mixes in elements of rock, soul, folk, and New Orleans-style blues for something unidentifiable and wholly enjoyable.” – The Indy Review
Joining Wain and his family will be:
Toby Lee Marshall – Hammond B-3
Rion Liestman – piano/synths/vocals
George Scot McKelvey – guitars/vocals
Matt Blake – upright bass/cello/violin/saw
Mario Dawson – drums
Wain feels blessed to have reunited with his granddaughter Clarq and her partner Mike Scott, who co-writes and produces Clarq’s music. He along with Wain’s band will showcase her amazing vocal stylings.
The show will also feature Miles Anthony McFarlane, who moved to Minneapolis from San Diego to help Wain with medical needs. Miles grew up surrounded by music, often singing the national anthem before high school football games. He is in Minneapolis to create his west coast-meets-third coast musical stylings, as is evident on his nearly-completed first record.
Wain says: “we are Blessed that the Dakota and Lowell Pickett and the amazing staff allow me this platform to increase the peace! Yes, we will be doing a few Holiday songs.”
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.