Banded Stilts - Dylan Guthro - Atlantic Airwaves Saturday July 28, 2012
On this Saturday's edition of Atlantic Airwaves we'll have two concert segments from the 2012 ECMA Breakout Stage featuring Banded Stilts and Dylan Guthro.
Banded Stilts' are a alternative-folk band that play unique singer-songwriter tunes backed by a folk ensemble of mandolin, banjo, violin, keys, guitars and drums. The sometimes odd lyrics, beautiful melodies, folk styling and storytelling narratives of lead singer/songwriter Steve Haley appeal to young and old alike. Banded Stilts made their live performance debut at Halifax's "In the Dead of Winter" Music Festival, followed shortly thereafter by an ECMA showcase, a 6 song EP release, a subsequent Canadian tour and showcases at Halifax POP Explosion, Stereophonic Music Festival and the 2012 ECMA's. The band is currently back in the studio recording their debut LP.
The fact that Dylan Guthro was brought up in a musical household is quite evident. He picked up his first guitar at the age of four and has since toured with his dad, the internationally renowned Bruce Guthro, as far afield as the prestigious Tonder Festival in Denmark and as close to home as the Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso Nova Scotia. The experience has obviously helped Dylan hone his skills as a musician and a songwriter; his electric guitar work is more than worthy of a David Gilmour comparison and his songwriting is solid for one so young.
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