Biography / Info
Believe it or not this “hard to classify” band where style is a byproduct was started in the Flathead Valley, Montana in 2002. Now back in the San Francisco Bay Area the group continues its brand of boundary pushing instrumental music.
In 2003 with the release of “Till Rainbows End” the band was outfitted from top to bottom with Studio Pro 1000 from Monster Cable (Thanks guys!). The Whys has attracted musician from national touring bands such as Tower of Power, Pablo Cruz, Charlie Musselwhite, Lucky Peterson and many others. The group has been featured on the “Upper Room” with host Joe Kelly and with producer Gi Dussault as well as NPR NYC “John Schaeffer Radio Show” which features the new, the strange, and the unusual. The band has also made steps into license-use for film and recently went fly fishing with BURL productions. The film “Soul Fish” features almost all the music from the group’s first two albums and was sponsored by Patagonia, Sage, Scientific Anglers, Polarized and others.
(Featured in the film are renowned fly caster Brian O'Keefe and the worldwide ambassador to fly fishing Lefty Kreh. The cast and crew travel to Mongolia, the Brazilian Amazon, Belize, Key West and the Gulf of Mexico.)
Today, The Whys continues to bring their unique sounds to audiences at clubs, concerts and in multimedia. The group also released their second disc, “Complistication”. The album features new sounds along with the addition of vocalists Tiye Scott and Tracy Tuttle. We have two new albums written that will be out soon “Nappy Routes” and “Hippy Killer”. Both albums take the band in some exciting new directions yet again.