Three childhood friends (John Quarles - Singer / Rhythm Guitarist, Connor Wiseman - Bassist, Garrett Williams - Drummer) from Virginia reunited in Venice Beach last August to form Blue Silk—a bluesy rock group combining groovy rhythms with warm, soulful vocals. After being discovered at a house party on the Venice Canals, the Virginians landed a two month stint at the Whisky A Go-Go and added classically trained lead guitarist John Philbrick to craft a live sound that swings from laid back beach grooves to hard hitting rock licks filled with live instrumentation that varies widely each night with every heartfelt performance.
Rowan McGuire is a singer-songwriter and guitar player from San Luis Obispo, California. His songs feature fingerpicking techniques that have percussive elements, and involve many different tunings. His lyrics and vocals carry underlying themes of change, growth, and leaving home, blending vocal melodies and harmonies with complex picking patterns. With the use of loops and different effects on his acoustic guitar playing, his sound has become more electric, giving the listener a different take on the sound of the acoustic guitar. His musical influences include John Mayer, Ben Howard, John Martyn, Nick Drake, and Tommy Emmanuel.