From the front lines at Standing Rock to the archaic streets of Jerusalem to the dunes of the Sahel Desert all the way to Carnegie Hall, music has been the thread and source of strength for Billy Wylder. The band features Avi Salloway (from Bombino/Hey Mama/Avi & Celia) joined by an inspired cast of top-notch musicians who have performed in over 25 countries. Over the last three years, Salloway has toured the globe, performing with Bombino, the Tuareg guitar virtuoso from Niger, Africa, and is now bringing new and old songs to life with the Wylder family.

Billy Wylder, like their peers the David Wax Museum and Rubblebucket, bring sounds from around the globe to meld with their American roots, taking the listener on a journey from bayou to borough, desert to dreamland. Wylder’s on a soul journey, singing songs with the people they meet, songs of love and adventure, filled by the color of their footsteps. “A spiritual cousin to Paul Simon’s Graceland” — Seven Days.

Friday May 18, 8:00pm
Suggested donation $15

Upper Jay Art Center
12198 Route 9N
Upper Jay, NY 12987