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The Stash! Band

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“With his acoustic guitar, Wyslouch blazes like Eddie Van Halen and then drops into an old-timey ballad.” – Jed Gottlieb, Boston Herald, November 03, 2015

“He [Stash] is an excellent guitarist guitarist and singer as well as a fine songwriter…When I open my mind and heart to something new and unexpected, I am almost always as rewarded as I was this night.” – Suze Uttal, No Depression, September 23, 2015

“You can learn a lot about a person by the music that they make. This record [“Stash!”] provides a fantastic opportunity to explore the brilliant and freethinking mind of Stash Wyslouch. You’ll be glad to get to know him.” – Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers)

Lead by one of Bluegrass’ great young genre-bending pioneers, Stash Wyslouch (Molskys Mountain Drifters, The Deadly Gentlemen), The Stash! Band features elements of Ralph Stanley’s high lonesome sound with the riffs and energy of Black Sabbath and Megadeth. Forged in the fire of the Boston and New York City music scenes- The Stash! Band features Wyslouch on guitar, Sean Trischka on Drums, Duncan Wickel on Fiddle and Noam Wiesenberg on Bass.

“The Stash! Band is a crystallized form of all the music I love fused into one dancing, laughing Frankenstein”, says Wyslouch, “Who’s to say you can’t fist-pump, headbang and croon 3-part harmony all in one song?”

Bluegrass fusing with Heavy Metal is a natural product of Wyslouch’s history. Growing up on death metal, headbanging and improvisation, Wyslouch’s conversion to folk and roots music at age 18 turned his path from the beer stained mosh pits of heavy metal to the harmonies, dynamics and songwriting of summertime Bluegrass festivals and Country music.

“There’s a liberty in form, melodic content and lyrical content in heavy metal and punk music,” says Wyslouch, “with The Stash! Band, we combine that freedom with the textures and dynamic sensibilities of acoustic roots music; it’s a very exciting and unique sound.”