About Eddy Dyer
Holy s— Eddy, this is AMAZING music! – Kramer (Rolling Stone Magazine “Producer Of The Year” 1996)
Eddy’s plans for 2008 include the release of “…Into Doves Of Grey” on Rootsucker Records…recorded Near The Portal on fourth of July weekend by The Mighty Acorn, “…Into Doves Of Grey” is a return to the solo acoustic format of 1999’s “Explosion Alone”; only this time mixed and mastered by Kramer, the innovative producer behind such artists as Daniel Johnston and Galaxy 500, and whose collaborations include Ween, Sonic Youth, Lou Reed, and of course, Urge Overkill’s “Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon” from the soundtrack to Pulp Fiction.
Also on the horizon is the realization of “Teardrops Made Of Melted Crayon”, the second album by Eddy and The Walking Shoe Revival, featuring contributions from guitarist Earl Slick (Bowie, John Lennon fame), legendary avant-garde jazz pianist Mike Garson (also of Bowie fame, not to mention Stan Getz, Stanley Clark, Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins and most recently The Polyophonic Spree).
Also, be sure to check out “Out Of Balance”, a documantary about Exxon/Mobil by Joe Public Films and featuring two songs from “Butterfly Medicine”; the title track and “Far Away Love Song”…
Dyer remains coy about the release of the followup to 2005’s breakout “Eddy Dyer and The Walking Shoe Revival”, saying “it will be out when there are the right channels available, and the right distribution…if you wanna hear it so bad then find me a label that won’t dick me around!”
Eddy Dyer released his debut album, “Explosion Alone”, on Bostons That Promising Seadog Media label in 1999, an intricate landscape of sound combining blues, folk, and Beat poetry with the spare, psychedelic sounds of Syd Barrett’s solo work.
His second album, Butterfly Medicine, released in 2001 on Smokin Moon Records, showcased Dyer’s sense of dark whimsy, born of Brian Wilson and The Flaming Lips…
In 2004, Eddy released “Eddy Dyer and The Walking Shoe Revival”, featuring Eddy’s most prolific collection of songs to date, from the simmering, colossal funk of “Running From The Rumble” (eerily enough written on September 11, 2001, hours before the terrible events of that day) to the jeering, snot-nosed political punk of “American Mess”, to the gratuitous emotion of “Can I Get An Amen?” (with a stellar, Stax Records-worthy lead vocal by Lowell songstress Jen Kearney.)
With a disdain for the industry almost as famous as his music, Dyer has been making a name for himself on the festival circuit, with and without The Walking Shoe Revival, to RAVE REVIEWS FROM EVERY DIRECTION. With the appeal of an outsider, Dyer has been making tiny waves with real reverberations, and is sure to take his musical statements somewhere as fresh and eccentric as fits his reputation as an adventurer…
Bobby’s busy weekend at Lockn continued Saturday as Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir sat-in with Twiddle and Oteil & Friends.
Watch Billy Strings sit-in (literally) with Widespread Panic during their acoustic show at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville Saturday night.
Trey Anastasio joined Tedeschi Trucks Band for a complete performance of Derek & The Dominoes’ classic album ‘Layla’ last night at Lockn’.
Watch Bob Weir perform Grateful Dead songs with Old Crow Medicine Show and “Deep Elem Blues” with Edie Brickell from Lockn’ 2019.
Widespread Panic kicks off their three-night run at the Ryman in Nashville with a number of bust outs from Neil Young, The Beatles and more.