LORNE & THE WAYHIGHS | big beat dance rock jams
To experience the super group of jam rock all-stars known as LORNE & THE WAYHIGHS is to wake up to a purple sun and take a walk by the silver ocean as the pterodactyls play in the sky...it’s not home, but you are unafraid. Your feet move to the beat of the drums, in time with the rolling waves, as cascading guitars soak you from head to toe in a fuzzy warm afterglow. Thoroughly refreshed, you walk on with a new song in your head, “We are the future, see us glimmer in the sun. Hot and reflecting psychedelic waves on everyone.”
The Wayhighs is the creation of former Groovesmith, Front Porch, and Guns for San Sebastian guitarist LORNE SMITH, who recruited friends from the SF jam rock scene to get together when touring schedules permit for recording sessions and shows. It’s a sound that began in the Fells Point blues bars of Lorne's hometown Baltimore. It was shaped in San Francisco on the stages of The Independent, Great American Music Hall, Bimbo's, Slim's, Cafe Du Nord, and the Boom Boom Room. It grew up on Ocean Beach, around a campfire, and by the river. Now Lorne’s big beat dance rock jams soar to new heights in the hands of the Wayhighs, which include Jake Wood (Diego’s Umbrella), Jordan Feinstein, Ryan Lukas (The Real Nasty), Jesse Cafiero (DRMS), Fletcher Neilson (Tracorum), and Thomas Wing (Blackout Makeout).