Ezra's Authentic Snake Elixir, or EASE, is a band rooted in traditional American music. EASE incorporates aspects of Piedmont blues, traditional country, bluegrass, jazz, and folk to create their own entertaining brand of Modern American String Band Music.
The band was originally formed by the father-son duo of Dave, on fingerstyle acoustic guitar, and Steve, on electric bass, in a similar vein of Hot Tuna. The music was based around traditional American music and was heavily influenced by such diverse artists as Doc Watson, Grateful Dead, Hayes Carll and The Devil Makes Three.
With the addition of George on fiddle and mandolin, influences such as Bob Wills became more prominent and the group became a trio. The band has continued to grow and evolve over the past few years, with a sense of fun being the hallmark of their performances.
EASE plays a diverse and eclectic brand of Americana music. With songs ranging from traditional folk songs to sophisticated blues songs of the 20's and 30's; from Bob Wills to Hot Tuna; from polkas to the Grateful Dead; from bluegrass to the Devil Makes Three; from country classics to the outlaw country favorites; and many spaces in between, you are never sure what you will hear.
The one constant, though, is an emphasis on musicianship, a sense of humor, a looseness, and love of playing a wide range of American music that is enjoyable to listen to as well as to play.
Listening to EASE reminds you of sitting on the back porch, the living room, or around the fire and hearing your friends play good time music. This is American String Band music for the 21st century.
EASE would like to thank the following people for their help. Matt Simon for designing the logos; Don Schiebel for the advice and support; Rob Adams for the support and opportunities; Harry Siebert for providing us a chance to play; Ruth for the help with advertising, sound, and honest critiques.
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