Watty Peytona
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Watty Peytona

Band Country Bluegrass

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The best kept secret in music

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Album due out this fall

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The story of two T's...

Comin' from roundabout Louisville, Ky way, Watty Peytona shares a vast array of influences and experiences. A common thread weaves these musicians together creating a homespun feel like a warm patchwork quilt. Some describe their sound as new grass, a sort of modern day bluegrass, but the music of Watty Peytona transcends the cosmic sound of psychedelic bluegrass into other worldly dimensions. Captivating audiences to get down to the sound of an almost bluegrass swing infusion, the traditional roots of bluegrass are nestled deep in this band. Yet Watty Peytona meshes this into a new genre, something more edgy and taken literally to a whole new level.

Dustin Von Baron, a.k.a., "The Mack Daddy on the mandolin" gives his instrument a Zen-like sense. Dustin has studied the mandolin since age fifteen and has been a student of music ever since. He draws his inspiration from various musical interests. As a student at the University of Louisville, Dustin balances the energy of the band with his own understanding of what's going on around him.

Nick Hundley has been playing several different musical styles since the age of 12. He has evolved his bass playing to a new level with Watty Peytona providing the deep grooves of the rhythm section. Nick has taken his jazz, funk, and electronic rock influences and twisted together to change the way people think of the traditional bluegrass bass player.

Chris Rodahaffer has played the guitar since the age of 13. He sstudied for 2 years at Berklee School of Music. When began writing his own songs, Chris found himself entranced by the sound and feel of acoustic music. However acoustiic music would wait for 2 years while he traveled the country with is first band, Hurl Soul Bridge, a rock n' roll band. In 2003 he moved back to Louisville where he formed Watty Peytona with his hometown friends. Chris teaches guitar at Mom's music when he is not burning it down with Watty Peytona.