Scythian opened for Guster at Summerfest ('07) and Flogging Molly at Shamrockfest ('07): two very different crowds of supporters, with the same result: 75 minutes of sweaty frenzy. Indeed there seems to be no crowd that Scythian is unable to relate to. Be it young or old, of any race, Scythian's eclectic style and charisma break down barriers and strike at people's most fundamental desire let loose and have fun.
The band members are all classically trained, but thrive on the adrenaline rush of high-voltage, energetic music. Matching this love of energy with the classical precision embodied in the music of their ancestry, this self-proclaimed "Immigrant Road Show" produces a unique experience which grabs the attention of everyone within earshot.
The lads chose the name Scythian, which they define as a "bunch of pre-Mesopotamian barbarians who did not use forks or phonics," to describe an essentially nomadic sound that encompasses everything from traditional jigs and reels to contemporary covers.
Josef (Joe) Crosby: Violin/Bass/Vocals
Danylo (Dan) Fedoryka: Rhythm Guitar/Accordion/Vocals
Alexander Fedoryka: Violin/Mandolin/Harmonica/Bass/Vocals
Mike Ounallah: Percussion/Drums
Immigrant Road Show, Scythian's third release, the lads demonstrate their song writing abilities with catchy, danceable tracks such as Highway 81 and Technoccordion, which have Danylo Fedoryka adding a klezmer element to the mix. Drummer Mike Ounallah shows his stuff with impressive drum solos - especially on Kesh Jigs. As always, the dueling fiddles are spot on, and the tempos fast and furious. Fiddler Alex Fedoryka is particularly stunning on Gypsy Fiddle and Stop the Show.
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