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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 8/22 – Jim Myers / Wilder Things Than Us
August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Uncle JimmyPie comes to us from right here in Knoxville Tennessee. Come join the fun!
Wilder Things Than Us – This project formed in 2012 (roughly) in Naples, FL under the moniker My Girl My Whiskey & Me. As a founding member, George chose the name (MGMW&M) based on a song by the Rayado Ruffians. This song represents the life changing moment when George first encountered the mandolin, as well as bluegrass music.
Fast forward about 2 years, when the band has undergone some changes in their lineup and emerged with only 2 members- George and his new wife, Kelly.
With a fresh start in Upstate South Carolina, we began to hone in on our own sound, our own writing style. We wanted to marry the earthiness of Appalachian music with… everything else, lol. We’ve used terms like “Progressive Bluegrass” and “Folk Rock” often, but we’re not committed to a genre. A fan once affectionately dubbed our sound “Zappalachain”, which we very much appreciate. Between our original and cover material you’ll hear jazz, blues, punk- no genre is safe.
In the summer of 2017 we released our debut album, In The Ground, with Other Southern, just before embarking on a year-long tour of the United States. Which states? All of ‘em. Go big, or go home, amIright?