The new single, entitled "BE KIND" is a fresh indie rocker, complete with driving bass and elements of psychedelic, hip hop and groove. All set to a lyrical flow that is reaching new heights and meaningful content unlike anything trending. A fresh perspective on a simple, yet wise lesson, just BE KIND.
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Anthony Wayne was special guest performer at the MISS VIRGINIA USA MISS VIRGINIA TEEN USA pageant held to an excited audience at the Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk, VA. He debuted his amazing new song, "Be Kind," which was inspired by these confident young women who strive to be their best selves despite the world's negativity. Photo: Sherri Jessee
Anthony Wayne shared his music with a packed house for the opening evening of the 25th Anniversary Celebration at The Virginian Gold Club.
Opened by the Nicewonder family in 1992, The Virginian Golf Club, is a luxury golf community located in Bristol, Virginia. It features an 18-hole golf course along with a golf club house, and a swimming and racquet club.
The weekend celebration included Live Music, Wine Tastings, Fireworks, Vendors, Food, Beverages, and Hot Air Baloon Rides.
#muchlove to @bristolbrewery@bigbangbristol and our #amazing#earthbyfam for a great time! Hope to be back soon! Thank you so much for supporting what we #love and we hope it brings you #peace and #groove for your journey. #onelove and #respect to all! #neweverything #ebt #ebmft #earthbytrain#craftbeer #brothers #bristol #family#friends #downtown
A great time was had by young and old at Gypsy Circus Cider Company. Tennessee's Original Cidery located in Kingport, Tennessee is a treat for the senses. They have a wide range of ciders and craft beers available and feature awesome music talent on their InCider Stage. Photo: Sherri Jessee
Anthony Wayne had an awesome showing to a big crowd at The One Stop in Asheville, NC. This beautiful city nestled in the mountains of western North Carlolina has a great music scene. Photo: Sherri Jessee
Anthony Wayne entertained guests at The Pinnacle during the busy no-tax weekend. His lively presentation has develeped young fans who spontaneously join the band with tamborines and shakers. Photo: Sherri Jessee
Huge #earthbyfam shout to @hadassah_45 @brandon_maggard#kaylinbarber #parkavenuetheater@firstname.lastname@example.org@carriecannaday @sherrijessee #wisejams#proarts and the beautiful people of #norton @nortonvirginia
Everyone worked hard and fast together to make this a very special evening! Can't wait to show everyone the results! #respect#hustle #earthbytrain #ebt #ebmft #awebt#band #hardworkpaysoff #tour #love#musiclover #music #groove#neweverything #staytuned #staypositive#stayfocused #keepplayin 📷 @sherrijessee @eric.donahue.photography
The third Garden Of Groove entitled "Rise" was beyond what any of us expected. The communion of talent and energy on stage was unlike anything we thought we could create.
Brandon Maggard brought such an honesty and relaxed atmosphere to begin the evening. Songs about family, his own fragility and placement in this life. Such an inspiration to just write and become a better man through songwriting. We are forever grateful to share any stage with him. If he continues on this path, the stages will become bigger for him.
Ye Ole Remedy, the dark and dusty doom meets folk group from Lexington, just blew everyone away. Such wild instrumentation and such deep seeded and ethereal tones. Truly original and invigorating. Mandolin, Saxophone and a cocktail kit of sorts, complete with a suitcase kick drum. At times a salty drone of sadness would give way to a total improvisational jam that would rival current vibe and almost lift the sound to a higher happiness. No one was quite sure what was being seen but knew what they walked away with, the sense of just wanting to be "closer to the water"! Incredible.
Then the Garden gave way to Earth By Train.
A soft open and a few poetic words from front man Anthony Wayne. Dangling from a thread and, at times, the front of the stage, Anthony reached deep into his solo pantheon and even deeper into his emotions as he delicately tip toed through three originals, two taken from his solo album "Bury Who We Are" and one unreleased newer song before introducing new band mates, Elick Todt and Austin Wright.
What happened next was a blur. Straight away into crowd favorite "Twenty Pews", complete with a melodic bookended soundscape. Snaking through several other songs, We Live, Unravel My Soul, and In My Head. Then a massive drums section compete with samples and looping before Ye Ole Remedy members joined them for the groove/funk tune "Problems I Borrow". Then, as if to "catch my breathe", Earth By Train steamed right into "Roll", the first single from the upcoming debut.
The night was coming to a close and everyone could feel the tension of a job well done. The release of THIS being the new sound. Something fresh and original and even bigger than before. However, what happened next was quite unexpected.
As the band entered into its last song, "Last Days" (fittingly enough), the tune has sort of a melancholy drone that seems almost Armageddon ish. Very end of times lyrically and sonically unsettling for the first movement. Then the song gives way to a Latin fused groove that sends the vibe rocketing up. So far UP that it began to rain. And rain.
The band played on. Equipment soaked. Band soaked. Everyone seeking shelter.
Earth By Train eventually ended their song simply stating .. "we have to go"
But. "We'll be back, thank you"
And be back they shall..
Truly an amazing evening and fitting for every band involved. Rise.
Thank you to O'Mainins and their wonderful staff for supporting our vision and the fans and friends who came and enjoyed themselves. We don't get to do any of this without you. We aren't afforded this opportunity without your energy. Thank you.
See you at Garden Of Groove IV !! Photo: Sherri Jessee
Anthony Wayne had a nice chat with the awesome folks at Foxy 94.3 FM radio during thier Acoustic Friday morning program!