The final day of Willow Creek Winery's Homegrown Friday series is going to be wild.
Scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, at 2627 Chapin Road in Silver Creek, Wild Wild Fest will feature five bands, wine, beer, food and camping.
The five unique live acts are all regular musicians who play in Western New York. Smackdab - search for "Smackdab" on Facebook - the headliner, offers listeners the sounds of rock, soul and funk. Whiskey Reverb - whiskeyreverb.com - brings musical styles ranging from indie rock, R&B, soul, psychedelica, hip-hop, blues and punk. Driftwood - driftwoodtheband.com - is a four-piece Americana, folk and rock band. The Town Pants -thetownpants.com - are west coast Celtic rockers who are well known for playing The Great Blue Heron festival. Well Worn Boot - wellwornboot.com - is an outrageous four-piece folk rock 'n' roll band from Fredonia that puts on a show full of surprises.
Well Worn Boot consists of Plainsman the Flute of Boot, his trusty steed Horse on guitar, the infamous Baby Buckingham on bass and a new drummer named Billy Club.
Well Worn Boot has been working on some new material to supplement their already extensive show that covers everything from costumes, hand-made props, poetry readings and acts of spontaneity.
"We've been writing some new songs and trying to make our stage show continually more outrageous," said Plainsman. "Which can involve anything from sticks of TNT to several different masks worn throughout the set. We pretty much make everything so we have tons of hand-made material. We also try to incorporate a lot of improvising into our shows. Something we've been doing lately is this thing called scissor-face. I wear a mask that looks like I have huge scissors in my face. And I say, 'Ahhhh, oooo, there are scissors in my face, someone please pull it out.' Also, Horse has really been working on his chops, and I would say that seeing a horse playing guitar is worth the price admission alone."
The band is also in the process of recording a new EP and comic book. The comic book will be about the Well Worn Boot characters and the crazy adventures they end up in. Plainsman hopes to have the EP and comic book ready for release by winter.
"Baby Buckingham and Billy Club are robbing a candy store in an old west town, and Plainsman and Horse come in to stop them," said Plainsman. "The EP and comic book are a joint package that are soon to be released."
Well Worn Boot has never played at the Willow Creek Winery before, so Plainsman and the band are looking forward to the opportunity to play a new venue.
"We're definitely looking forward to playing at the winery," said Plainsman. "Since it's the final day of the Homegrown Friday series we wanted to do a little more than the other days. So, we went ahead and got four bands, extended the hours and came up with a hokey title. Which is a play on the term wild wild west like the Will Smith Song. It's perfect because we're cowboys and do cowboy stuff."
Plainsman is also looking forward to playing with Smackdab, who they are acquainted with but never had the opportunity to be on the same bill before. They have played with Whiskey Reverb and Driftwood in the past. But, Plainsman said they are excellent musicians and will blend together well. According to Plainsman, the mixture of good music, food, booze and camping will make the event a wild time for friends and family.
"We would like for people to stay, not only because it's safer than driving after having a couple drinks, but because it's fun," said Plainsman. "It will be the most fun that anyone has ever had in the history of the world."
Tickets to the show are $10 in advance and $10 at the door. Those who purchase in advance can bring their ticket to the show to enter it in a raffle for replica Billy Club masks and three replica Horse heads.
For more information search for "Wild Wild Fest" on facebook, visit willowcreekwines.net or call 934-9463.