The genesis was the confluence of singer/songwriter Tony Dale, percussionist and soundscape artist, Kristian Echols, and virtuoso guitarist, John McConnell. What began as a trio creating a jazz/blues/rock sound morphed, through divine timing, into something all together unique. A musical marriage of their compelling melodies with the eclectic playing of former HAYSEED DIXIE stars Don Wayne and Dale Reno, taking banjo and mandolin, traditional bluegrass instruments, into unexpected melodic territory.
What emerged from the sonic blender was something singular. Here at one and the same time is an aural landscape comprised of every indigenous style of popular American music … Jazz. Blues, Rock, Folk, and Blue Grass.
So sit back, take a long breath, and allow yourself to open up to THE 5 BRIDGES as they span the river of melody.