Melissa Wilson - The Wilson Family Band
Ricky Stroud - The Hager's Mountain Boys
The Wilson Family Band
Cadillac Sky has gone through a series of changes over the past several years, always moving to the more progressive side, not to say the more outrageous. With the recent departure of Bryan Simpson for religious reasons, who has always seemed to be the core of the band's soul, it's difficult to know where they might be heading. Nevertheless, with brilliant instrumentalists Matt Mennefee on banjo, Andy Moritz on bass, and Ross Holmes on fiddle they will continue being free spirited and creative. David Mayfield, a fine flat-picker and singer, has added to the entertainment value, while attracting a younger, hipper audience with his antics. Simpson's spot has been filled by guitarist Levi Lowery, leaving the mandolin play to be divided between Holmes and Mayfield. It'll probably take a while for this band to settle into its new personnel. Cad Sky's profile on MySpace includes "experimental" as one of the words used to describe its music. That fits pretty well.