ABOUT THE BAND

My New Favorites feature a sound that is rootsy enough for Americana purists and progressive enough for folks who are ready to hear Michael Jackson played on the old time clawhammer banjo. Their shows exude energy, musicianship, great songwriting and fun. Led by award-winning songwriter Jeffrey Benedict, the band is soulful, introspective, wide-open, fun-loving and funny. They feature top-notch fiddling from the young virtuoso, Westley Harris, and sweet vocal harmonies from bass-player supreme Amy Benedict. Scott Wild, a one-man-band percussionist, rounds out the sound. My New Favorites have been featured at Merlefest, Bristol's Rhythm & Roots Reunion, the Blue Plum Festival and the PBS-TV series, "Song of The Mountains.”