"Red Dirt, Outlaw Country...wrapped in bacon"
Formed in Tucson, AZ in August 2011, Wayward Saints are Chot Walters on drums, John Moses on bass and lead vocals, Johnny Low on guitar and lead vocals and Loren DIrcks on lead guitar.
Wayward Saint's original music harnesses a unique blend of alt country, Americana and roots rock twang with influences ranging from Hank Williams and Rev Horton Heat to the more contemporary alt country of The Old 97's and Drive By Truckers. Driving country beats and driving bass lines blended with catchy melody, Southwestern guitar riffs and slick harmonies makes this band one to watch for in the Tucson live music scene. The bands new release "Hard Working American" is produced and recorded by Loren Dircks. A very special thanks goes out to Jim Moses for writing the title track to this album and allowing us to play it. Another special thanks goes out to Mike Rothschild for playing drums on tracks 1,2,3,6 and 7. The bands debut EP "Sinners Communion" was released in December 2011, produced by local legend Loren Dircks . Thanks To Neil Harry for the pedal steel work, Loren Dircks for the guitar solo on Whiskey & Regret and Marisa Lyons for the backing vocals and drum tracks on this recording. Wayward Saints would also like to give credit to Anthony Fusco for his help on the chorus for Every Time I cross the Line and to Aaron Norris for his co-writing on the lyrics for Comets & Cigarettes.
An Arizona native, John began to cut his teeth right out of high school in the roughneck, biker bars along Prescott's notorious Whiskey Row. John willingly admitts his playing skills were limited at the time, but quickly honed them as he played almost nightly with some of the areas most respected rock and blues players.
After moving around the country (NYC, Ohio and Seattle) John moved back to Arizona, this time landing in Tucson where he quickly fell into a thriving music scene and began playing bass with a couple of funk and hard rock bands.
In the summer of 2011 John was pulled out of retirement during a back yard BBQ/acoustic jam session with Johnny Low. Low's song writing and his shared appreciation for country and roots/americana music was all John needed to hear to pick up the bass and get back into the Tucson scene.
Johnny has been playing in bands ever since he can remember some bad, some good. In 2004 he moved to Prescott Arizona from Seattle Washington. In the 14 years he resided in the Northwest Low enjoyed local success in some great bands and was blessed with opportunities to record with some of the countries greatest Producers such as Jack Endino, Rick Parashar, Shawn Simmons and Jonathan Plum.
Johnny moved to Tucson from Prescott in the summer of 2010 leaving behind a much beloved alt country/roots rock project "Whiskey & Regret". With an arsenal of original material and the desire to become a part of the buzzing Tucson music scene, Low soon met up with bassist John Moses to form Wayward Saints.
Photo from The Prescott Daily Courior when we played Cinco De Gumbo. Good times!
Hey all! Wayward Saints play this Friday, Dec 20th at 9:30 pm at Plush Tucson opening for our friends gHosTcOw and headliner La Cera! $5 dolla make you holla come on out!
It's here! We're doing this grass roots style folks, cuttin' out the middle man. If you want to purchase our new CD Hard Workin' American simply message us your mailing and email address and we'll send you a CD and email you a Pay Pal invoice for $10. You can also purchase it in person at our CD release party at Plush Tucson on Friday, September 20th. Thanks for supporting local, independent music!
Hey folks! You can listen to our new album "Hard Workin' American" in it's entirety right now on our FB page under Band Profile. Check it out!