Wayland Lynn Gray
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Wayland Lynn Gray

Brisotl, Virginia, United States

Brisotl, Virginia, United States
Band Folk Singer/Songwriter

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Soon after, the only out of state band graced the stage. Virginia’s Last In Line came on and wasted no time in shooting right into their set. They do punk rock their own way. With working class songs that relied very heavily on 90’s pop-punk, folk, and no-prefix-punk rock. Their clasped and unyielding songwriting was nothing short of completely heartfelt. They could at once take on the sounds of Social Distortion or “Suffer” era Bad Religion. They used just as much two-step drumming and fast power chords as they did the country backbone of storytelling that was prevalent in their set. They played very heavily and very loudly, something that everyone was rejoicing in. I had never heard of this band, and they delivered the type of sound that my inner fourteen year old could revel in. Toward the end of their set they pulled out two covers; The Misfits’ “Skulls” and The Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer” which they executed in fine strength. They seem to be the type of band who has excellent foresight and are well equipped for longevity. I hope they swing back this way in the near future, so that anyone who missed it could witness the genuinely positive force of their music. - Shutter 16


From somewhere in the shadowy edges of life come Gilbert's songs. From odes to down-and-outers and friends long gone, Gilbert documents life as many know it. In so doing, he's bloody brilliant. - Bristol Herald-Courier


Here’s a quick note on Bristol’s Steve Gilbert. His performance of “Quiet on 7th” during last week’s Jef Roberts Memorial Concert qualified as stellar. - Bristol Herald-Courier


But the evening's most poignant moment came during the show's opening. Steve Gilbert, a longtime friend of Jef Roberts and formerly of the band, Ablazing Grace, opened with his song, "Quiet on 7th." Gilbert wrote the song about Roberts.

"I'll never forget you brother," Gilbert sang with passion as the crowd of about 200 soaked it in. "You may be gone my friend, but you'll always be around."

There was a standing ovation. - A! Magazine For The Arts


It’s been a long journey from an angry young punk to a mature singer-songwriter, but the songs that Steve Gilbert has written during it and about it makes it all worthwhile. Along with his band, Gilbert manages to take intensely personal themes and craft them into songs that resonate with anyone who hears them. A truly unique voice with a longing for honesty, Gilbert gives all of himself with every performance. - GoTricities


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Wayland Lynn Gray is a songwriter from the mountains of northeast Tennesse/southwest Virginia who mixes heartfelt storytelling with a DIY attitude.

He has played shows with artists like American Aquarium, Devon Allman, Cory Branan, Bobby Bare Jr, Will Hoge and Joanna Shaw Taylor and has been featured at various festivals, such as Rhythm and Roots Reunion, Blue Plum, and Bele Chere. He has also been featured on terrestrial radio stations based out of New York City and Canada, as well as www.nodepression.com.

He was named 'Songwriter of the Year, 2010' by the Bristol Herald-Courier newspaper.

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