Band Name: Mike Wheeler and Genevieve Heyward
Members: Mike Wheeler and Genevieve Heyward
Mike Wheeler honed his vocal and singing chops playing in bluegrass and americana bands, touring nationally and abroad over the past decade with Gold Town (VT), Crying Wolf (GA), and The Hardcore Grass (TN). He has collaborated with members of James Brown Band, Pokey LaFarge, Hackensaw Boys, and Peter Rowan band, and has showcased at IBMA: World of Bluegrass (2016) & Folk Alliance International (2017/18), testifying to his diversity and chops as a singer and guitarist. After releasing a solo EP in 2017, he got right to work on his debut full-length album with Grammy-winning engineer, Rob Eaton.
Genevieve Heyward has been a rising musical star in her home state of Wisconsin for a few years going. Studied in voice, piano, and a heavyweight songwriter in her own right, Genevieve released her debut album in 2017, and tours the festival/venue circuit solo, as well as with a full electric band. In the duo setting, Wheeler & Genevieve gravitate towards Western Americana & Folk songs; alternating harmony-rich acoustic numbers with twangy electric ones, the pair deepen one another's respective originals, co-written tales, and choice cuts from the American songbook. Fresh off of tours of the Midwest & Southeast, Mike & Genevieve are sharpening their collaborative efforts with plans to finish a debut EP in 2018 while maintaining their active solo careers.
Link to Video(s): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3U0xcBG__os