Folly to the Wise is a “music experiment” out of Middletown, Ohio. Coming from a variety of backgrounds, Folly’s music is a unique blend of acoustic, folk, rock and bluegrass. The band is comprised of lead vocalist and guitarist Grayson Schick (Brookville, Ohio), mandolin player, Kyle Jamison (Fairfield, Ohio) and hand percussionist, Matt “Sal” Salyer (Middletown, Ohio). The three have had a several years experience playing with one another leading worship at The Oaks Community Church (Middletown). Recently to three have welcomed the addition of harmony vocalist, Katey Bundy (Wyoming, Ohio). You can hear Katey’s talents here as she sings harmony with her brother. Folly to the Wise enjoys reaching back to some classics, as well as mixing in some newer material. Musical influences include Johnny Cash, Stevie Wonder, Ryan Adams, Sam Cooke, and many more. Take a listen to Folly to the Wise here (Search “Folly to the Wise”).
“…I sat back and took a ride through the strategic rise and fall of each song. My music repertoire grew to the tune of sundry selections such as Johnny Cash to Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke to Ryan Adams, ADELE to Old Crow Medicine Show and back again…I looked around to a crowd of 20-year-old girl hands clapping and 50-year-old knees bouncing to the same beat, the same tune. There’s a chemistry between these musicians that lures you in and makes you feel like you’re a part of what they create…When a group of guys get together to conduct a “music experiment”, the results can really only go one of two ways. A mess of voices, fortune cookie lyrics and instruments flowing together like oil and vinegar, can result. Or the tested hypothesis proves to be more than noise, real music surfaces and people like what they hear. Folly to the Wise has described their coming together as a “music experiment” and the results…quite a favorable outcome.”
-Emily Nocton, Venue Magazine