Their love for early rock ’n’ roll, true country, raw blues and pretty much any kind of authentic American music branded them quickly as anomalous — and electrifying. Since that time they’ve barnstormed far beyond their Boston hometown, playing honky-tonks, beer joints and more recently concert venues throughout the U.S. They’ve amassed a loyal legion of fans along the way. The media have noticed too, including Rolling Stone, which heralds them as a “modern-day Buddy Holly plus Dwight Yoakam divided by the Mavericks.”
Ward Hayden and The Outliers are a musical force to be reckoned with. From heart wrenching ballads, to foot-stompin rock and roll, Ward Hayden and the Outliers deliver every time.
Hailing from Boston, Strangers by Accident are an authentic, energetic indie-folk act with an old-school respect for songwriting. Started by Brian Sousa and Amy Wynne in 2015, the duo has become a powerful live act, adding Justin Bartlett on vocals /electric guitar, and Heidi Crampton on drums. The band’s lyrically driven songs feature three-part harmonies and veer from suitcase-stomping acoustic, to snare-pounding electric, to minimalist folk. Brian and Amy have stayed true to their influences: Nirvana, Ryan Adams, The Head and the Heart, Deer Tick, strong beer, and cheap bourbon; to name a few; but also discovered a unique union of sound in their memorable, powerful songs, which are driven by their harmonies; once described by an audio engineer as "able to cast a spell over the room."