This all original, female-fronted, six-piece Moxy Rock band based in Ithaca, NY is driving hard at bigger things and has been busy building an airtight justification for all the buzz surrounding it. With its solid-as-a-rock rhythm section, eclectic library of vintage keyboard sounds, bold and inventive electric guitar stylings, uplifting and infections songs, and electrifying lead vocals from force of nature Maddy Walsh, the band continues to reach new heights at every show.
The group's members all attest that the recent recognition they’ve garnered comes not from luck but from some seriously hard work. “We put in have a lot of hours together,” says lead guitarist and co-founder Mike Suave. “We’re lucky to have a group of such dedicated people working toward a common goal and all thinking about the future.” It’s the dedication to consistently writing new material and rehearsing it and the shared love of the music the band members make together that continues to propel MW&TBS forward and set them apart.
The band has released four studio albums: El Camino Dream , Small Stampede , Rhizomatic , and Talk , all tight, diverse, and inspired collections that showcase the band’s energy and expansive creativity. They have performed up and down the East Coast for years and out West a handful of times as well, as well as in several of the Northeast’s premiere music venues and at a number of music festivals, including the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance; Shakori Hills Grassroots in NC; and Virginia Key Grassroots in Miami, FL; Sterling Stage; Rochester Lilac Fest, Fringe Fest, and Rochester Party in the Park; the Orlando Music Festival; and Daytona Bike Week to name a few. They have also performed at many colleges, including Cornell University, Alfred University, the University of Vermont, SUNY Brockport, and Elmira College.
In a musical-minded town like Ithaca, virtually teeming with talented artists, Maddy Walsh & The Blind Spots have really had to earn their notoriety. “It’s a great place to come from if you’re a serious musician,” says Walsh. “It’s a good training ground.” Ithaca serves now as a supportive springboard that allows MW&TBS to catapult into new regions, and they continue expanding their radius.
Keep an eye on this band, as they are on their way to winning the hearts of new devotees.