Big Slyde is a boisterous blend of wild rootstock American music that straddles enough genres it’s difficult to call them a ‘this’ or ‘that’. While the group’s ever reaching branches may be genre defying, their roots are well established in American acoustic traditions, the sounds of the Motown era, and modern Rock & Roll. Creating harmonic soul-bluegrass, dissonant Americana-rock, and raucous funk-folk is all part of the fun of growing new branches from the wood and steel roots of American music.
As a six piece group made up of five voices, mandolin, guitars, dobro, banjo, bouzouki, cello and cajon, their sonic explorations create horns without horns, bass without bass, and backbeat without drums. Rock & Roll twists around Bluegrass. Old Time Jazz plays with Motown. Folk gets rowdy with Soul and Funk. Songs hum with harmonies and get down with glee. This is roots grafted American groove music - Big Slyde style - with a shake in its hips and a twinkle in its eye.
John H Doan: Banjo, Dobro, Dojo, Guitar, Vocals
Hannah Doan: Bouzouki, Guitar, Vocals
Mikey Portal: Guitar, Vocals
Christina Grant: Cello
Lowell Bailey: Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals
Dusty Grant: Percussion