Palm Wine Boys
Acoustic folk, and West African palm wine music come together to make up the mellow, rhythmic sound of the Palm Wine Boys. With their intertwining guitars, simple catchy rhythms, and harmonizing voices, the 4 piece group brings their audience something to sit back and enjoy while letting their feet tap on the floor. They sing song of life's challenges and triumphs, and of the simple pleasures the world has to offer. The group is an off shoot of an 8 piece world beat dance band that played around northern California for 5 years. They eventually realized that at the heart of the massive sound they were creating, were simple songs that were being swallowed up by the desire to make people dance. ???We wanted to let the audience hear the songs.' So the group disbanded and the key members formed the Palm Wine Boys, bringing with them the sensibilities of highlife, soukous and township jive, to a more mellow format.