Hailing from rural Southeast Ohio, The Wayfarers emerged onto the scene in early 2010 playing their own form of American Roots music. While much of their repertoire is drawn from the Appalachian tradition they revere, The Wayfarers fuse tight musicianship – centered largely by the fiddle – with the high energy that characterized early mountain music. With old-time radio shows setting the example, their style encompasses Appalachian dance music, traditional mountain fiddle tunes, and pre-bluegrass music of the 1920’s – resulting in a dose of nostalgic Americana. Their spirited approach to live performance is infectious, and people of all ages are drawn in to the sounds of thumping washtub bass, driving guitars, sawing fiddles, and rich harmonies. Whether it’s at a large festival or barn square dance, a rock venue or a busy street corner, The Wayfarers continue to carry this music forward with creativity and authenticity, making it contemporary and fun.
The Wayfarers have shared the stage with the following artists:
Ricky Skaggs, Ralph Stanley, Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, Della Mae, Dailey & Vincent, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Rhonda Vincent, IIIrd Tyme Out, Dom Flemons, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, Lonesome River Band, and many many more.