SILVER CREEK - Willow Creek Winery is finishing its Homegrown Music Fridays concert series with Wild Wild Fest on Friday.
An idea put together by Willow Creek Winery and the band Well Worn Boot, the show features four other music acts, Driftwood, Whiskey Reverb, The Town Pants, and Smackdab.
From Binghamton, Driftwood will be opening the evening, with their own style of American roots rock, taking influence from artists like Bob Dylan, The Band and even adding a twist of modern americana like
The Decemberists. Their sounds, from ballads to up tempo rock are beautiful and the energy is off the charts. This self-proclaimed "Shanty Rock" quartet is something to see.
Whiskey Reverb, has an eclectic sound ranging from indie rock, R&B soul, psychedelica, hip hop, blues, and punk. From Buffalo, this collection of family and friends has blended genres of music with their own personalities to put on a great live show.
The Town Pants, a band based out of Vancouver, Canada, have had decades of headlining Celtic and roots festivals and rock venues bringing their own brand of Celtic roots, rock rebel sound. The band fusing aspects of Irish traditional, folk rock, and roots americana with dueling vocals to create their own unique brand of "West Coast Celtic."
Smackdab, hailing from Jamestown, enjoys the kind of blazing word-of-mouth reputation most bands dream of. Ostensibly a modern soul/funk group, their live performances open the windows wide on what it means, bringing in sounds from much farther a field. Here's the 4/4 intensity of a rock band married to the rhythms of old school R&B, soul, blues, and funk, as well as thick dollops of jazz and pop - made for the sole purpose of getting you on your feet.
Well Worn Boot is a four-piece, performative rock and roll act from Fredonia. They are fronted by a flute-playing cowboy and backed by other "Wild West" figures that look like walking, talking American folklore. Their live show has featured a variety of different secondary characters, elaborate masks and costumes, puppeteering, animatronics, and generally "over-the-top" theatrics. Well Worn Boot has been described as "John Wayne meets GWAR," however they prefer to liken their show to "a guy with no hands putting on a fireworks display."
Wild Wild Fest will be held Friday at 6 p.m. at the Willow Creek Winery, 2627 Chapin Road, Silver Creek. Tickets are $10 and are available pre-sale at the winery. There will be food, wine, beer, and wine slushies available for purchase. Camping and parking is included with the cover charge.