“A sense of mystery and majesty.” –No Depression
From the front-lines at Standing Rock to the archaic streets of Jerusalem, the Sahel Desert to Carnegie Hall, music has been the source of strength for Billy Wylder. The band features Avi Salloway (Bombino/Hey Mama) joined by an inspired cast of singular artists who have toured across five continents including concerts at Coachella, Newport Folk Festival, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Montreal Jazz Fest, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center.
Rising from the ashes of 2020, Billy Wylder forge ahead with their new EP, Whatcha Looking For, to be released as a series of singles that kicked off on January, 13, 2021. The music weaves together American folk and rock with sensibilities from the Sahara Desert, exploring new musical space akin to Beck, The Barr Brothers, and Tinariwen.
“Songs that sound impossibly up-to-minute while remaining steeped in tradition.” –PopMatters