Introducing "ANTHONY WAYNE VIBE" an exciting new VIBE which combines innovative sonic textures and an exhilarating rhythmic direction from a stellar line up. You'll want to keep your eyes and ears on this group!
With every end comes a new beginning. After the demise of Earth By Train in April of 2018, Anthony Wayne set his sights on a newer sound. A more emotional and sonic experience. Combining aged elements of Funk and Soul and adding a youthful touch of Groove and Jam meets Singer/Songwriter, the new Vibe was slowly being born. There was an attempt several times to get together and write new music with this new sound in mind, however, the Universe had other plans and a last Fall tour for Earth By Train kept that idea at bay. Then during the last few Earth By Train shows, every front man's dream came true. A young Kevin Dotson (electric guitar) came up after the show and asked if he could join the band. With a new electric guitar addition, the sound was shaping itself. A brief email and message courtship later with the talented local drummer/percussionist Michael Dolen landed the three of them at rehearsals only weeks after Earth By Train played it's final show in April 2018. Steady weeks of rehearsing and writing and finally adding the last piece with the addition of Ellis Waddell on bass, Anthony Wayne Vibe was born. Although a "new" band, this super group boasts many years of combined touring and talent. After two months, the Anthony Wayne Vibe debuted itself to over 6K fans in Kingsport,TN.
Fast forward one year and..
As luck would have it, the call came for Kevin Dotson and Ellis Wadell, as they embarked on non musical related individual and personal adventures of their own. Having added a wealth of knowledge and direction for the remaining members and parting with such sweet energy, Michael and Anthony forged on. Stronger and more focused.
Enter stage left..
Trace Hoover and John “Scabbo” Snyder.
Trace Hoover, a Church Hill,TN native and guitar player for local band Loose Leaves, was added to the electric guitar and backing vocals postion. John “Scabbo” Snyder, a multi instrumentalist and stringed instruemnt instructor and local session player, from Bristol, TN, was added to violin, pedal steel and keys position. Both extremely talented and only adding to the strong ground work being laid by the VIBE already.
After the massive response, dedicated work and rehearsal schedule and over 100 plus shows to hone, and dial in, all of the nuances since April 2018, the '“Anthony Wayne Vibe” is setting its sights on 2020 / 2021. With plans to record their debut and release several live shows for fans and supporters, AWV are ready to spend the next few years grinding and hustling to get the word out about the vibe and energy this band is creating. From festivals to small rooms, The Vibe is live.
Check out their first single “Moving On” on all streaming services.