Review: The Wayside Shakeup – Stay Up (Single)

Philly-based Americana band The Wayside Shakeup released their newest single, “Stay Up,” on Feb. 2. Recorded at Dr. Dog’s former Philadelphia studio, the band adds support from trumpeter Greg Rosen of Swift Technique and Philly roots rocker Reed Kendall of Up The Chain, who produced, engineered and lent backing vocals to the track.

With “Stay Up,” The Wayside Shakeup has released a heartfelt traveler’s ballad that could quite easily serve as the soundtrack to a film montage featuring two long-distance, estranged lovers. Lead singer Rob Volansky’s vocals soulfully project the longing that accompanies being on the road and away from the one you love, while a listener can’t help but feel it on every note played by lead guitarist Chris D’Antonio during his solo around the two-minute mark.

Just before three minutes, the song begins to wrap up with a beautiful, a capella sing-and-clap-along moment before the full band re-enters to close out this expertly-crafted roots rock tune.

Watch the official lyric video for The Wayside Shakeup’s “Stay Up” below, and listen for the track on this Thursday’s edition of QSLehighValley!


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