Haywood Yards

Haywood Yards


We are unique. It's like trying wasabi for the first time: "I like it, but what the hell is it"? We are Camper Van Beethoven-y with a flair of Vintage Byrds with a Ramones chaser.


The uniquely American sound of Haywood Yards is a hybrid phenomenon. The band’s members are all steeped in the native streams of music that are inextricably tied to the country itself: indie rock, folk, country, funk, punk, and bluegrass, and the result is a sound that is equally at home in the barn, raisin’ hell and weeping in the beer, as it is in the indie rock sandbox, breaking boundaries and pushing envelopes.

Each member of this five-piece ensemble brings with them a chunk of their disparate influences. At one time or another Haywood Yards has been compared to Sweetheart of the Rodeo-era Byrds, The Pixies, Hot Water Music, The Waterboys, The Band, New Order, The Grateful Dead, Guided by Voices, and local favorite Andrew Bird. The addition of banjo, mandolin, and violin to a standard rock line-up of guitar, bass, and drums makes Haywood Yards an utterly original listening experience: live, where the results are often combustible and relevatory; and in the studio, where their polish and prodigious expertise at their craft are proudly on display.


Haywood Yards, self titled 2006
Recording, release for Fall 2007

Set List

We generally do an hour to hour 15. 10-15 songs with a few covers. Mostly originals.