Friday, January 22, 2016
Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray Playing at Art Boutiki Tomorrow
January 23rd, 2016: Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray play an intimate duo set at Art Boutiki. The set will feature their trademark harmonies and broad palette of instrumentation including guitars, banjo, keys, mandolin, and percussion.
The show will be the band’s first visit to San Jose. They are playing in support of their latest album, Lean Into the Wind, Listen and Download Here which ended up on several best of 2014 lists, including NPR’s Sound Opinions “Buried Treasures” show and end of the year mix tape.
Melodic and dynamic, deeply personal and political, Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray’s music is tough, emotionally resonant and intellectually challenging. The band successfully melds roots, psych, folk, country and garage rock in the Laurel Canyon tradition with social commentary and 90’s indie sensibility.
Locals Elflock and Wallace will also play.
What Folks Are Saying:
"On their latest album, Lean Into the Wind, Americana rockers Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray go all Flying Burrito Brothers with a SoCal-influenced set of new songs. [The track] “Coyote” tells you everything you need to know about what this super fine band of players has up their sleeves this go-around. Killer harmonies, warm countryesque textures, and the winsome voice of Miss Shevaughn, who channels her very own Emmylou Harris on this gorgeous tune." - POPMATTERS
“This record is one of my favorite releases of 2014. It is a wild ride that reflects the recent times Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray have been through. The songs are a mix of joy, anger, determination and fear that will have listeners feeling the same way. If you are looking for meaning music then this is where to find it, if not then do your searching elsewhere. Give Lean Into the Wind a listen and become a fan.” – Atlanta Examiner
“Every beat, every note from Yuma Wray's off-kilter licks, every distinctive moan and tremble delivered by Miss Shevaughn is carefully, beautifully placed. A stunner.” – NO DEPRESSION
“Lean Into The Wind is not just one of the best albums we’ve heard lately, it’s one of the best albums we’ve ever heard. It’s worth the money to buy it. It’s worth the time to listen to it. It’s worth preserving for the future just as it gives us delight and insight on our today. Essential.” – Rust Magazine
“Lean Into the Wind is a landmark achievement, a triumphant document of the human spirit’s capacity for sacrifice and survival.” – Bucket Full of Nails
“When Gram Parsons coined the term ‘Cosmic American Music’, I’m pretty sure that Lean Into The Wind was exactly the sort of thing he had in mind: a heady blend of country, rock and psych, bound together in otherworldly voices, at times as beautiful, fragile and elemental as the finest crystal, and then at turns delivering heft, warp and gritty weft.” – Skin Back Alley
"A cosmic Americana band that pulls from classic country and rock from the ‘60s and ‘70s, heavily influenced by Led Zeppelin, Little Feat and Fleetwood Mac, tempered by a little Joni Mitchell." - ASHEVILLE CITIZEN TIMES
"Lean into the Wind" is one of the most refreshing new albums of 2014. It’s oddball original sound and vision flavored with that sweet late 60’s Southern California magic. Steeped and boiled to perfection with an underground/avant garde-country vibe that warms the soul with it’s heebie-jeebie mojo. It lives somewhere between the International Submarine Band and a female fronted classic Pink Floyd. Great songwriting and killer hooks abound on this psychedelic ride to the promised land.” – Empty Bottles and Broken Souls