A view of JWB Members
Jerry Wade, Acoustic Guitarist, Singer Songwriter
Influences: Too many to list!
History / Background: A Native of Woodbridge Virginia, with nearly 150 shows per year over the past several years, affording him a solid fan base. With multiple venue sell-out shows and many national act opening opportunities including Tyler Farr, Justin Moore, Frankie Ballard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kentucky Headhunters, John Michael Montgomery, Eric Paslay,, Marshall Tucker Band, Jerry is also a Country Show Down finalist and Nashville recording artist. Jerry has recently released an EP of originals "Only In The Country" available on iTunes, Google Play and many other online outlets and streaming media sites worldwide.
Influences: Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC/DC, Foghat, Bob Seger, John Cougar Melencamp, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hank Williams Sr., Hank Jr., Travis Tritt, Garth Brooks and many more.
History / Background: Hailing from Michigan, played music in the Mississippi gulf coast area, Florida, and now Virginia. Learned how to play guitar by watching his father, around the age of 10 was introduced to the bass guitar. He has been playing the bass as a primary instrument since. ‘I always strive to have a great time entertaining and will probably die behind a microphone and a guitar strapped across my shoulders’. In addition, Dan is an Air Force vet of 8 years currently living near Lake Anna VA.
Linda (Lin) Shay, Lead Guitarist / Singer Songwriter
Influences: Jennifer Batten,Greg Howe, Martin Taylor, Tony Macalpine, Andy Timmons, Kiko Loureiro, John Jorgenson, Brent Mason and so many more.
History / Background: Linda taught guitar lessons at Riff Raff Music and Todd Guitar's Etc., Competed in the Gospel Music Association taking 2nd place in the band competition, recorded a couple of albums with Ric Cori and 24 Wet Feet, opened up for Jennifer Batten as a solo artist, participated in the all-female blues revue playing saxophone and played in various cover bands ranging in multiple styles such as Metal, Gypsy Jazz, Gospel, Classic Rock and Country. ‘I Always enjoy learning and listening to other musicians’
Influences: Gene Krupa, Mike Botts, Paul Riddle, John Bonham, Ray Charles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Marshall Tucker Band among others.
History / Background: Buddy was raised in Southern Maryland along with 9 brothers and sisters but has lived most of his adult life in Virginia. He learned to play drums and other percussion instruments in his middle and high school bands. After a 33-year career in public service, he has returned to his musical roots and once again enjoys making music with good friends.