HYWAYS’ WEST COAST TOUR KICKS-OFF NEXT TUESDAY, AUGUST 7TH IN SONOMA, CA
IN SUPPORT OF THEIR SELF-TITLED DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM
SEATTLE-BASED COSMIC-COUNTRY BAND TO PERFORM AT THIS YEAR’S AMERICANAFEST IN NASHVILLE SEP. 13TH
HYWAYS 2018 TOUR DATES:
AUG 7 Murphy’s Irish Pub – Sonoma, CA
AUG 8 The Crepe Place – Santa Cruz, CA
AUG 9 Play East Bay Rats Club House, Oakland, CA
AUG 10 Booze Bros – San Diego, CA
AUG 11 TBD – Joshua Tree, CA
AUG 12 The Grand Ole Echo – Los Angeles, CA
AUG 12 Harvard and Stone – Los Angeles, CA
AUG 23 Neumos – Seattle, WA
SEP 13 5 Spot (Americanafest) – Nashville, TN
HERE’S WHAT CRITICS HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT HYWAYS:
“Space is no longer the final frontier. HYWAYS are the new cosmos.” Sean Jewell – AMERICAN STANDARD TIME
“Now this is an impressive piece of work. HYWAYS’ single ‘Go’ seamlessly blends country twang and harmonica, psych drone, folk fingerpicking, and indie-pop instrumental melodies effortlessly. This is masterful arranging. Highly recommended.” – Stephen Carradini, INDEPENDENT CLAUSES
“Space-bound psychedelia and country-leaning folk is blended with rootsy indie rock and elements of prog-rock for an out of this world debut.” – Justin Kreitzer, ATLAS AND THE ANCHOR
“… an impressive debut album. After one spin on the turntable, one is hooked.” – SPILL MAGAZINE
“… shimmering, reverb-heavy cosmic country.” – CITY ARTS MAGAZINE
HYWAYS is the new Seattle project led by singer-songwriter Mike Giacolino featuring an all-star line up with members of Son Volt, Sera Cahoone and Rose Windows.
Their new self-titled debut album pushes the boundaries of genres by seamlessly mixing country and psychedelia with indie rock, folk and prog rock.
HYWAYS nebula formed three years ago when Nils Petersen and Pat Schowe of Rose Windows reconnected with troubadour Mike Giacolino and pedal steel guitar wiz Jay Kardong.
The four longtime friends and collaborators raised HYWAYS from the ashes of their former band Ole Tinder. Moving from a more traditional alt-country sound to the spacey, psychedelic, cosmic country-rock you hear today.
The evolution began when the band headed into the studio with producer Randall Dunn to create their debut album. Randall helped them find and create the lush, shimmery soundscape that has become HYWAYS.
Mike Giacolino – Lead Vocal, Guitar, Harmonica
Nils Petersen – Bass, Keys, Backing Vocal
Jay Kardong – Pedal Steel, Electric Guitar, Backing Vocal
Pat Schowe – Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocal
Milky Burgess – Electric Guitar and Backing Vocals
Tim Hanseroth (Brandi Carlile Band) – Backing Vocals
Phil Hanseroth (Brandi Carlile Band) – Backing Vocals
Randall Dunn – Backing Vocals
All songs written by Mike Giacolino