Since 2009, Todd Day Wait has been touring the United States in his vegetable oil-powered airport shuttle bus, picking up musicians wherever they can be found. During this time Wait has written and recorded a host of original songs and developed an original style that blends aspects of blues, folk, country, early R n B and soul.
This Midwestern boy has been known to make a ruckus. Todd Day Wait’s Pigpen offers fine acoustic music, the kind loved by people of all ages and backgrounds. Pigpen’s music harkens to the roots, to an era where folk-country-blues fit together just right, before there was a difference. These boys have been known to conjure up crisp boogies and out-of-control barn-burners as wild as a late night hayride. To contrast to their upbeat tunes, they’ve got songs as lonesome as kicking down a dusty gravel road in the middle of nowhere with a guitar slung over your shoulder and a pocket full of nothing.
The Pigpen can project through crowded rooms, playing in near-perfect balance while resting pleasant on the ears. Amplified, they entertain crowds on stages all across America.
The group’s leader, Missouri-born songster Todd Day Wait, is a seasoned roadman whose homespun and heartfelt original tunes are the focus of the project. Wait’s honest and approachable style is augmented by his choice of accompanists.