Original Electric Eclectic Folk Rock, Hilly-Billy Americana and Indie Sounds
Hailing from the Front Range of Colorado, Idlewhie is a 5 piece ensemble led by singer/songwriters Giselle Collazo (voice, guitars, keys) and Steven Phoenix (voice and guitars) and joined by Miguel Ramos - violin/lap steel and keys; Paul Tedesco - double bass; Matt Lawlor - drums, voice and banjo.
Idlewhile has been performing live with great frequency along the front range since forming in May 2010, with recurring bookings and significant praise at host venues. Sound and audience experience is of paramount importance in the LIVE presentation.
Combining their diverse musical backgrounds with a passion for song, vintage tone and a hilly-billy swagger, idlewhile will surely entertain... available for private engagements, weddings and select fundraising and charity event, upon request.
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Idlewhile delivers a unique mix of Original Americana ~ weaving elements of folk, country, pop and dark matter to create a tapestry of vivid palette and emotional songs that are danceable and catchy, yet possess a complex and contemplative lyricism and arrangement that assure even the most discriminating of songwriter aficionados' appreciation.
This sour-dark mixture brims with the soul-prints of life, love, and loss; idlewhile features original material, drawing from a broad range of musical influence spanning modern indie heros as well as classic archetypes such as Porter Wagoner and Loretta Lynn, and occasionally even straying into the dark corners occupied by artists like Bauhaus and The Pixies.
Well-known for performing in an eclectic electro-acoustic configuration, Idlewhile can also perform ably acoustic in-the-round for a real rootsy experience, and often performs in smaller groups ranging from duet to quintet. It's ALL good.
Artists We Like: Willy, Lucinda,Lefty, all the Merles and Earles, Mercer, Emmy Lou, Beatles, Jenny Lewis, Iron & Wine, Jenny Lewis....to name a few
Influences: usually under the influence of Vox, vintage Fender, Rhodes, Mesa Boogie, Hammond