The Westside Sheiks

Coast Road Records

Taking as their spiritual forefolk the sounds of Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell, The Mississippi Sheiks, and the quixotic melodics of The Old Weird America, this groundbreaking ensemble has at its core Jonathan "Captain Ahab" Dryden on Acoustic Piano, and Christopher "Preacher Boy" Watkins on Vocals and National Resophonic. Additional contributors include David "Brexit" Cameron on Electric Guitar, Eric "Fiddlin' E" Pelletier on fiddle, and Zack Kirk "The Olsen Twin" Olsen on drums.

While the ensemble works on their debut release, we're pleased to share some recent (and very raw!) live recordings: