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Packway Handle Band / Bio

The Packway Handle Band serves up a dark and passionate folk aesthetic, “…with a side of blood” [Sarah Hagerman, jambase.com]. The five members of Packway have wowed audiences for over a decade with near perfect 4-part harmonies and seemingly boundless on-stage synergy. Over the years the band has evolved as a premier gather-around-the-mic act. Their performance is focused around a tight cluster of microphones surrounded by an arsenal of acoustic and electric instruments: banjo, fiddle, mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar, upright and electric bass, and an ever-changing array of percussive accessories, sometimes called "The Rattletrap." Packway's sound is steeped in old-fashioned bluegrass, but they hold a niche in the American music realm that's all their own. Clever songwriting, an eccentric mixture of modern folk music, dark themes, old-time religion, affectionate satire of Bluegrass, and devotion to apocalyptic infotainment leave the listener to decide what exactly a Packway Handle is.

General Info

Band Members
Josh Erwin- guitar/voc, Tom Baker- banjo/voc, Andrew Heaton- fiddle/voc, Michael Paynter- mandolin/voc, Zach McCoy- bass
Artist Name
Packway Handle Band
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/packwayhandleband
Active Since
03/01
Genres
Other / Bluegrass / Trad-Absurdist Experience

Contact Info

Location
Athens, GA
Manager
Matt Wilson