Too energetic to be labeled just “folk” and not angry enough to be pegged “alternative,” Eddie From Ohio—Robbie Schaefer, Eddie Hartness, Michael Clem, and Murphy Wells—continues to defy description with their unique blend of vocals and acoustic instrumentation. A bedrock foundation of hand and stick percussion and a textural flavoring of guitar/bass/harmonica support the four-part harmonies and lyrically driven original music. Drawing comparisons like “the Grateful Dead meets Peter, Paul & Mary,” or “Jewel fronts the Barenaked Ladies,” EFO fuses a multitude of musical influences to create their own trademark sound. An EFO show is always an experience to remember.
“The manic strumminess recalls Ani DiFranco or Dave Matthews, but there’s also a…high, lonesome mountain harmony that should appeal to fans of Alison Krauss and Union Station.” —Performing Songwriter