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PRESS & TESTIMONIALS
"The penultimate band on the main stage was simply breathtaking. The Stash! Band is political, irreverent, hilarious, as tight as a tick, and the crowd went crazy for them. With acoustic guitar, double bass, drums and fiddle, this folk-bluegrass-punk-jazz quartet from Boston, Mass. operates in the same all-over-the-map territory as Ween, with a healthy dose of Zappa-esque humour and social commentary running through their unique material. The Stash! Band is an incendiary live act, sure, but there is more to it to adrenalized wackiness. Bearing in mind the recent news concerning the Larsen C ice shelf, the message in a blast of sonic energy like Ice Crisis is deadly serious. Led by one of the most natural and confident front-persons one could ever hope for in the form of Stash Wyslouch, The Stash! Band was a real highlight of the weekend for me. If you ever get a chance to see this group, do not let it pass by."
"...a shocking revelation.
... a whole brain experience. It’s Frank Zappa meets the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Berklee College of Music. Stash and fiddler Duncan Wickel deadpanned their way through lightning fast, dissonant melodic figures like some Return to Forever fever dream. Yet there was also a flood of emotion from the leader as he vamped, pounded, jammed, and, somehow, rapped (in Portuguese?) too fast to be believed."
"The Stash Band, fronted by metal maniac Stash Wyslouch, is the fusion of teenage years marinated in metal and 20’s obsessed with bluegrass. . . journey through the mind of a metal madman and his acoustic guitar."
"Stash! Band was hands down my favourite act of the festival. . . The crowd went wild, and for a moment I thought I was watching what might be the love child of Dean Ween, Flea and June Carter. So good."
"You can learn a lot about a person by the music that they make. This record ["Stash!"] provides a fantastic opportunity to explore the brilliant and freethinking mind of Stash Wyslouch. You'll be glad to get to know him." - Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers)
"It's like Mahavishnu Orchestra blasted a bunch of crystal meth, drove to the desert - in record time - and started smashing cars with baseball bats, including their own, and where do you go from there? ...UP"
-Enthusiastic sound man in Winooski, VT, September 12, 2016