Over the last 28 years, Big Sister has shared the stage with an impressive, diverse list of performers, Including Joan Osborne, The Band, Solomon Burke, Bo Diddley, The Ramones, Spin Doctors, Etta James, and Lenny Kaye to name a few. Their live show is as eclectic as the member’s Influences, appealing to a wide variety of audiences. Expect infections grooves and dynamic jamming at a Big Sister show!
Big Sister’s major-label release on Capricorn Records, “So Hi How Are You”, co-produced and engineered by John Siket (Dave Matthews, Phish), received rave reviews nationally. Rolling Stone called it, “thorny and luscious as a rose bush”. Big Sister has also released four other recordings, available on iTunes. They continue to write new material, and will be playing it, along with their “classics” at their shows.
Wex Malley Project
Malley and Wex met in Woodstock years ago when Malley was singer and leader of the original Stormy Monday Band, the House Band at the Joyous Lake, then at the Tinker Street Café. Malley had performed at Folk City and the Speakeasy Co-op in New York as part of the singer songwriter duo Palmer and Bragg. When she migrated north to Woodstock, she opened up her heart to Soul and Rock, playing with John Hall and Murali Coryell, as well as with Wex in the Malley Bragg Dance Band, and leading the Malley Bragg Band. Wex is the drummer and one of the founding members of Woodstock’s tour de force rock band, Big Sister.
The past few years, Malley and Wex have been broadcasting Rock Your Soul With Wex on Radio Woodstock WDST, playing Soul records in the lineage of Wex’s Dad, producer Jerry Wexler, as well as psychedelic rock, and new artists who have inherited those traditions. Malley and Wex finally surrendered to the spirit and just had to get out and play live music together, featuring some of Woodstock’s finest musicians.