Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray

Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray

“Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray snake a highway around Americana, folk and good old rock & roll. It really is fabulous music making and bursting with talent, imagination and character. I could listen to it all day.” – UNDERCOVER

Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray is an Americana Rock Trio blending well-traveled vintage warmth with the exuberance synonymous with Rock & Roll. Known for the intensity of their live show, hauntingly emotive songs and evocative imagery, Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray has an almost impossibly large and dynamic sound.

Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray set out from Chicago at the beginning of 2011 with dreams of the open road, and spent the year living in their Honda Element playing shows everywhere their travels took them. The adventure continued with the release of their debut album, "We're From Here" in September 2012, and the addition of Ben Tufts on drums. This expansive record garnered praise for its well worn familiarity combined with its imaginative exploration of the genres that make up American music.

Miss Shevaughn is often compared to Emmylou Harris and Joni Mitchell, not only for her effortless shimmering vocals, but for authenticity of performance and intimacy of storytelling. Yuma Wray weaves these tales into dynamic guitar-driven sonic magic with splashes of Ennio Morricone and bursts of Jimmy Page inspired power. Ben Tufts not only shapes each song with driving focus and percussive atmosphere, but also adds three part harmonies. Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray trade off on lead vocals, harmonies and a wide array of instruments, giving the band the versatility of Fleetwood Mac and the overarching musicality of 1960's California Cosmic Country and Rock. Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray songs are at once eerie and heartfelt, honest and compelling, tying the gothic storytelling of Miss Shevaughn's Deep South roots to Yuma Wray's windswept, mystical desert soundscape and Ben's D.C. rock aesthetic.

Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray recently released a live album, "Live@ DC9" on Bandcamp for 'name-your-own-price', and are touring the United States. They are working on a new album, which will most likely be released in early 2014.

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