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Billy Wylder

Billy Wylder

  • Americana
  • Folk Rock

Avi Salloway teaches at the Passim School of Music! For more information on Avi’s classes, please click the following class titles:

Trad. Folk & Rad Americana Ensemble

The Side Musician

Classes begin the first week of September, 2018.

Billy Wylder

  • Americana
  • Folk
  • Rock

“A spiritual cousin to Paul Simon’s Graceland” –Seven Days

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/Avi & Celia) joined by an inspired cast of singular artists who have performed in over twenty five countries, including concerts at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival, Newport Folk Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Montreal Jazz Fest, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. From 2013-16, Salloway toured the globe with Bombino, the Tuareg guitar hero from Niger, Africa. While on the journey and since returning, Salloway wrote a collection of new material that will be released on the band’s forthcoming album, Strike the Match on September 7, 2018.

The music weaves together American folk and rock with sensibilities from the Sahara Desert: think Andrew Bird meets Ali Farka Toure, Pete Seeger and Talking Heads. Mother Earth is at its center, surrounded by stories of love, conflict, change and dreams.

The band has toured extensively, performing and collaborating with renowned artists including Jack Johnson, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Bombino, The Low Anthem, and Pete Seeger.

Avi Salloway – vocals, guitar, harmonica
Rob Flax – violin, synthesizers, vocals
Krista Speroni – bass, vocals
Zamar Odongo – drums, vocals

Alisa Amador

  • Alt Folk
  • Rock

Alisa Amador’s music is a synthesis of the many styles she’s voraciously absorbed: rock, jazz and alternative folk, all wrapped in the spirit of the Latin sounds she grew up with. With her soulful singing, poetically incisive lyrics, and syncopated rhythms, her music is likely to make you cry, laugh and dance all within one set.

Billy Wylder

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