State of the Wayward Address

The more things change, the more they stay the same... Jason Poe our beloved drummer for the last few years has moved to Marfa, Texas and with this move has once again put The Wayward Sons in alt/folk duo mode. Sam and I have probably played three times as many show as a duo than that of a full band. We are sad to see Jason go, and we wish him all the best. We plan to have some shows with him on the skins when we are out his way.

You may be asking yourself what will be the norm for the future of The Wayward Sons. Well, we have decided to fully embrace the duo form. We are not looking for bass players, drummers or electric lead guys... we are going to run with what we know best. Ever since Sam and I hooked up for the Sons back in Jan. of 2009 we have had an influx of members coming and going. When these other members had other gigs with other bands we kept playing, putting away loud roots rock for acoustic folk songwriter shows.

When Jason announced he was departing at the end of Feb, Sam and I discussed the future of the Sons. We decided  we are going to keep on as a duo. We are going to flourish as a duo. We will miss J. Poe, but we are getting pretty excited about the direction we are heading... back to where we have been many times over the last four years. This time we aren't searching Craigslist. Not calling up favors. Not having tiresome practice sessions going over the same material with new folks plugged in. This time, one step back will be 2 steps forward. We will begin recording a new record in the next few weeks. We are booking gigs. We will be having guest players such as our good friend C.T. Worley. We will be looking forward to seeing all of you out there. Keep your eyes and ears open.



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