Wayne Long and Arthetta Faye
“ It will intoxicate your soul. Their music is a thing of beauty.”
Wayne Long and Arthetta Faye are contemporary performers with eclectic roots deep in Americana. Their melodic style is the result of a magical combination comprised of very different influences, from the guitar finger-picking of John Hurt, Merle Travis and Chet Atkins, to the high lonesome sounds of bluegrass and the innovative autoharp of Maybelle Carter. Wayne is a fluent instrumentalist on both modern flat-top and vintage resophonic guitars, and Arthetta’s autoharp and vocals provide a surprisingly effective counterpoint, for a beautiful, intoxicating, and unexpected blend of traditions. Whether they are playing traditional folk or modern country, country blues or original compositions, their music is sheer listening pleasure at its finest.
Wayne and Arthetta’s travels have taken them from the Rockies to the Blue Ridge. Their unique style has carried them to a wide range of venues: from the front porch of John Hurt’s home in Avalon, Mississippi , Buddy Guy’s Chicago Legends club, the Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering in Newport, Pennsylvania, to concert halls and festivals all across the Land . What kind of music do they play? Well, anything they like! Expect to hear a musical medley of styles. You will hear traditional tunes spiced with a unique twist and they will always treat fans to their original songs.