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Waits & Co.
Waits & Co. was formed in 2011 out of a coffeehouse performance in Savannah, Georgia by singer-songwriter Jon Waits that good friend Markus Kuhlmann sat in on. From Jon's prolific songwriting and Markus' multi-instrumental abilities it was obvious that we had something unique on our hands. Performing for a year as a duo we decided that we wanted to fill out our sound by adding another acoustic instrument. The upright bass was a perfect fit.
Fast forward several years, experiments with other instrumental performers, and a lineup change, John Pizzichemi came into the picture. Though an electric bassist by trade he quickly picked up the skills, and dedicated the required practice time to filling the role of our trusted 'keeper of rhythm' and official third member of Waits & Co. We have been fortunate to enlist a variety of other great musicians to make our sound larger for private events, festivals, and high-profile gigs.
As a trio we've become a staple of the Savannah music circuit, performing weekly around the area, and have been featured in multiple articles from the press, including a full page interview with Jon Waits for his award in Connect Savannah's Best Of 2015 issue for Savannah's 'Best Singer-Songwriter'. We have stayed true to our roots and only carry a few 'cover' tunes in our arsenal, but still fill the standard of three to four hour gigs with our original material.
Justin Hylton has toured the nation with his Americanasongs of relatable tales of life experiences. Heartbreak, addiction, partying, traveling and having a good time are the substance of his melodic musical, lyrical and vocal writings.
Inspired by life, Justin’s lyrical undertones stem from “…seeing life just happen, living in the present and appreciating the beauty that we are surrounded with daily.”
From the stage to the crowd, a real performance is heard. Real words, sung by a real man, with real meaning make for an authentic time shared by both Justin and the crowd.
As a guitarist, Justin’s musical influences started at a young age. “I have been interested in music for most of my life. I played trombone in band until I was 16. At that age I was getting into a lot of trouble and my mom would send me to my Grandfathers. That was where I learned to play the guitar. My grandfather was learning the banjo and we would sit on the porch and pick for days.”
A Georgia native, Justin has lived and traveled the United States. Currently living in “3down” (Marietta), Georgia, being an artist has paved the way for him to express himself, “It helps me stay sane in a sometimes insane world.”.
Justin finds new influences every day by listening to music and getting deep into the lyrics and feelings behind different songs. Justin is always looking for something new and feels the creative undertone of the music he hears. Anyone who can express themselves in their own way is the cornerstone of his influence.