Local group Wiley Dew will be celebrating the launch of their new CD “Small Café.”
The event will be Saturday April 2 at the Ro-Na theatre located on 310 South 3rd Street in Ironton.
Wiley Dew is comprised of husband and wife duo Steven and Karen Byington.
For this CD, they were accompanied by Kim Johnson on the banjo, Aaron Tatterson on the slide guitar, and stand-up bass players, Michelle Wallace, Jeff Ware, and Rob McNurlin.
The title of their album “Small Café” is a reflection of their time spent together playing in small cafe settings.
The pair composed 10 original songs for this album and also included three cover songs, “Shady Grove,” “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Again,” and “Summer Time.”
Their style is self-described as “Appalachian Folk,” and the inspiration for many of the songs were drawn from the realities of small-town living.
The track, “The Farm Song,” demonstrates the authenticity of what it’s like to live in a rural area. The song chronicles the forfeiting of a family farm to the state due to a road project.
“We will be answering any questions and sharing our inspiration for our songs, and these are just some of things that will be happening the night of the CD release party,” said Karen Byington.
Special guests Rob McNurlin, The Modock Rounders and Ritch Collins will also be performing.
The party kicks off at 7 p.m. with cake and beverages being served. The event is free and open to the public.
You can also check out their page on Facebook, key in “Wiley Dew” to find their venues and see exclusive content and updates from the duo.
Wiley Dew can be reached at 606-473-1045 or [email protected]
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