Songs you’ve heard too many times, but not lately.
Wayne Neon is the illegitimate love child of Bob Dylan and Duke Ellington.
Memorable melodies, clever lyrics, rich voices, and solid rhythms are his hang-ups. His laser focused folk, jazz, blues, rock, skiffle, country, mariachi, English Beat, Motown, Dixieland, Honky Tonk, shuffle, pop, beach party, lounge music gives new meaning to the word eclectic. Buddy Holly, John Prine, Dell Shannon, Nat Cole, Neil Young, Pete Seeger, Jerry Jeff Walker, Fred J. Eaglesmith, Leonard Cohen, Lovin’ Spoonful, Allan Fraser, Smokey Robinson, Phil Ochs, Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams, Stompin’ Tom Connors, Woody Guthrie, Louis Jordan, Robbie Robertson, Don Gibson, Huddie Leadbetter, Jessie Winchester, and Marty Robbins songs are interspersed with his own originals.
What they all have in common is a damn good time. Except for the miserable, depressing songs, which is most of them. Wayne Neon is a multi-instrumentalist who sings lead and harmony and plays guitar, flute, saxophones, and hand percussion.