In an age of music where folk and “indie” are taking over it’s not often you find a band that not only understands their roots but also understands how to create a sound that’s continuously evolving and constantly expanding. Shiloh Hill, based out of Greensboro, NC, began as a solo project for Nick Wes, and within the past three years has grown into a full fledged, multi-instrumental machine. They have crafted the ability of balancing folk inspired lyricism and melodies with purposefully driven riffs and rhythms.
In 2014 they released their debut album, Too Much, Too Soon and have yet to stop writing and exploring new concepts and ideas. Their title track off that album which bares the same name, showcases their folkier side while their most recent tracks, Stale and Wildflower, present a varied and complex sound that leans on inspirations from bands such as The Raconteurs, Modest Mouse, amongst others. At first glance you might try to compare Shiloh Hill to your standard folk outfit but after your first show you’ll understand there’s a whole lot more providing you with just the right combination of folk, stripped-down rock, and the avant-garde.
Shiloh Hill are:
Nick Wes –Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
Julian Jackson – Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Zachary Thompson – Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Matt Joyner – Percussion
Alex Tsuji – Fiddle