Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The Peyton Waite Trio
Dan Peyton (rhythm guitar and lead vocals), John Peyton (bass and harmony vocals) and Dave Waite (mandolin, fiddle, lead guitar and harmony vocals). Dan and John are natives of Jacksonville and have been entertaining over forty years, primarily as members of the Peyton Brothers which also included their other brothers, Michael and Lee. Dave, a New Yorker, made his way to the Florida Keys years ago where he developed his instrumental and vocal skills. Regulars at Gainesville area jam sessions, the trio met and discovered their tastes and approach to musical performance was very similar-- collaboration was inevitable. Being somewhat averse to the notion that music must have a label, the band accepts by default the term “Americana” which, per Wikipedia is “an amalgam of roots music formed by the confluence of the shared and varied traditions that make up the American musical ethos.” It is all acoustic and incorporates the influences of folk, bluegrass, blues, rock, country, and western swing.