Big Muddy Folk Festival
Many Shades of Bluegrass:
Shady MixVisit their web site.
In 1992 Shady Mix toured Europe, and then Wil and Mark relocated to his native Germany the next year. The band regrouped with musicians in Munich but kept its acoustic sound and played successfully in Europe’s bluegrass, country and folk scene. Using the stylistic elements of bluegrass music, the band includes cowboy songs, country standards, and older American folk music. In addition, Shady Mixers contribute original songs for a third of their repertoire.
In September 2001 the German version of Shady Mix gave its last concert at Munich's Rattlesnake Saloon. Wil and Mark have since moved back to southern Illinois, and the "old" Shady Mix has been revived.