Wes Urbaniak and the Mountain Folk

July 27, 2019 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Wes Urbaniak’s experimental expression makes fire from the gasoline structured folk genre. His songwriting carousels around the density of life questions and observations. Always seeking the more whole output of sound, Urbaniak drives the guitar mechanism hard – he drives the vocal folds hard, too. The music has terrain, though; low spots, valleys, flowing water, mountains, and deserts. It has life, too; grasses and trees, insects and animals. There’s a story being told – an entire world being created in this music.

Urbaniak has learned the simplest expressions can hold some of the most complex returns. Don’t over complicate. Be a part of the dance. Weave the fabric. Leave the rest. This is the Mountain Folk genre of music – it’s the Mountain Folk life style.

Mat Regele is the other part of this unit. He elicits the hollow places to reveal their secrets. They are not so hollow, after all. He keeps the low end low, and use the upright to work the conversation into form. He cares deeply about the music he is playing – this always leads to something more.