Biographical Information

Corn belt meets rust belt with The Waynewood Boys, a bluegrass quartet made up of Detroiter Hugh Fader, rural Illinois-bred Tom Megli, and a rotating cast of talented sidemen. Megli's spot-on guitar chops are mixed with Fader's hard-driving banjo to set the band's tone. Captivating vocals with crisp harmonies complete the picture to make for a high, lonesome, Motor City-influenced sound.

The Boys' repertoire includes traditional bluegrass and country numbers from legends such as Flatt and Scruggs, The Stanley Brothers and Jimmie Rodgers. The smart melodies and lyrics of original compositions like Fader's up-tempo life lesson, “Off the Sauce,” and Megli's melancholy ballad, “Train” offer insight into the creative minds of these seasoned musicians. Supplementing their tight musical performances, their on-stage humor and wit engages the audience and keeps them smiling throughout each show.

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This band obviously has a ton of fun doing what they do and it shows. Catch them next time they play.

– John Bayerl,

The fellas do it up real fine, but with a slight twist. They’ll do classic bluegrass and also “grass up” some classic country and rock tunes.

– Hamtramck Review, June, 2012

The Waynewood Boys had us dancing in our seats and some of us dancing in the aisles. It's hard to bring the energy of Music in the Park indoors, but the Waynewood Boys did it!

– Erickson Center for the Arts, July, 2014


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