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Delilah DeWylde And The Lost Boys

Delilah DeWylde And The Lost Boys

Delilah DeWylde And The Lost Boys


With all the popularity and interest there is today in what is referred to as “New Country”, what would possess four seasoned musicians to go entirely the other direction? Call it integrity, going against the grain, being niche-y, whatever. Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys march to the country shuffle of a bygone era; before country was on FM radio, before country artists had personal trainers, and most certainly, before country sounded like rock and roll with fiddle. Read more on Last.fm
With all the popularity and interest there is today in what is referred to as “New Country”, what would possess four seasoned musicians to go entirely the other direction? Call it integrity, going against the grain, being niche-y, whatever. Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys march to the country shuffle of a bygone era; before country was on FM radio, before country artists had personal trainers, and most certainly, before country sounded like rock and roll with fiddle. Mixing self penned songs with old country hits (and unknown gems) by such artists as Hank Williams, Webb Pierce, Ernest Tubb, and Buck Owens to name a few, Delilah and the Lost Boys come out on stage looking and sounding like a 45 year step back in time. Dressed to the nines in the tradition of pre-color television country singers and musicians, donning matching western suits and playing the finest vintage musical instruments in the finest old school way.

The leader of the band of course is Delilah, playing upright bass and singing lead. A veteran of the West Michigan music scene for over 15 years and an alumnus of rockabilly institution DangerVille, is also a holder of the secret of standing on the bass while she plays it. Don’t ask her how it’s done, as it’s a secret. Lee Harvey is featured on lead guitar.

His serious demeanor onstage is not lament for Miss Delilah as much as it is reverence for the precision of his own technique. A whole lotta pickin’, not a lot of grinnin’. On the drums we have D.J. McCoy, not of Hatfield and McCoy fame, but country nonetheless.

D.J. is a veteran drummer with countless bands over the past 20 plus years from all across Michigan. Any drummers who see our lad D.J. in action more than once will note that he has a different vintage drum set virtually each time he plays.

May be compensation for loneliness… World-class musician Drew Howard (Capn Midnite) is behind the steel and some of the vocals as well. The Capt is famous for his one-liners as well as his diverse musical tricks. He’s also the winner of a 2010 Detroit Music Award, for Outstanding Country Instrumentalist. Feast your eyes on that vintage steel guitar! See more cool Capn stuff at www.drewhoward.com Michigan music veteran Mark Schrock is often featured on fiddle and vocals.

Mark is most known for his bass playing in the well-known group “Cabbage Crik”, as well as many other bands around Michigan; including Iowa Rose, Jive at Five, Schrock Brothers, and musical host of his new venue “Salt of the Earth” in Fennville, MI. The band began in the spring (one sunny day) in 2004 and had rather immediate and surprising success. Surprising because they weren’t entirely convinced that Michigan was interested, or ready, to embrace four western clad thirty-somethings playing music that has no presence on modern radio or television. But that was precisely the reason the crowds came. You can’t get music like this on radio or television anymore.

They found out that neighboring states felt the same way as well. As things have progressed, they have gotten sharper, tighter, and their repertoire has expanded, but they have been diligent in keeping their sound the same, as they believe their original concept is a good one and one not to stray from. And besides, there are plenty of New Country acts out there. Read more on Last.fm.

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