WAY OLD WEST (a reunion of the trio Way Out West)
Featuring Joe Craven, Tracy Walton,, and Bill Edwards
String and percussion wizard Joe Craven, singer and strummer Tracy Walton and guitar-tickling wordsmith Bill Edwards are back together. The dynamic trio that was Way Out West from 1985-1992 is back and older than ever before. Like fine red wine, a fine Queen Anne period highboy with a gorgeous mahogany patina, an extra sharp cheddar, an añejo tequila, a 1956 Chevy convertible in “ferminted” condition, a 30 year old Cuban rum or a sterling silver gravy boat from the Titanic, we’re afloat and aplumb with the old and the new, the borrowed and the blue…it’s the artists formerly known as WAY OUT WEST… now WAY OLD WEST.
Way Old West is a highly original Americana Roots Music Trio that was born out of a multi-culti mashup up of re-imaged covers, sparkling originals, a pinch of theatrically thrift stored / fashion insulted presentations and a small bucket of bargain bin humor. A popular attraction from the mid-80s to early 90s in the great north-central valley of NorCal, they have now (under a self-perception of extreme pressure from the general public and inspiration from Frank Sinatra) dusted off their now tighter-fitting WOW wardrobe to make a rare appearance of shows scattered about the prairie.
Once again in the saddle are the still vertical and ventilating Tracy Walton (Mumbo Gumbo / The Cups / Walton, Webster and Edwards) Bill Edwards (Chris Webster) and Joe Craven (David Grisman, Jerry Garcia, Alison Brown, David Lindley, Joe Craven & The Sometimers and Painted Mandolin… just to name a few).
Take a trip down memory lane or experience them, at your own risk, for the first time. Chances are very good that you and your friends will enjoy yourselves immensely.