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The term Homemade Wine sounds like somebody might have mixed up a bunch of ingredients, sat back and waited on it to ferment, gathered some friends together, pulled the cork, and then kicked off a house rockin’ throwdown.
Knoxville, Tennessee’s singer/songwriter Ryan Sheley followed that same recipe when he and his percussionist brother Tod Sheley formed Homemade Wine the band in 2008. They mixed in a measure of kick-ass drums from Brad Williams, a dose of virtuoso guitarist Andy Westcott, and topped it off with one of Nashville’s hottest bass players Rick Reese, a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.
The band Homemade Wine has fermented, cured, blended and seasoned into a 150 proof explosion that has spread their blend of jam infused Southern Rock from the Florida Keys to the Pacific Northwest hitting practically every roadhouse, club, festival and music venue in between.
Band leader Ryan Sheley’s "fire and brimstone" styled delivery, coupled with Andy’s lighting fast guitar licks, Tod and Brad’s heavy percussion groove and Rick’s New Orleans infused bass lines can take you from the backwoods of East Tennessee to the shores of Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain in no time at all. Homemade Wine has a way of transforming audiences from well-behaved foot tappers into foot stomping, wild-eyed southern boogie woogie-ists that will drain the beer taps and wear a groove in the dance floor.
Homemade Wine is currently in the studio finishing up work on their third album entitled, “The Road to House Mountain." The album is due in the Spring of 2014 with a full US tour to follow.
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