July 14th, 2022 9pm Stage 2
West Side Waltz
West Side Waltz is a love story whispered in the plaintive melodies of traditional folk and blues music—and shouted from the rafters with the thunder of rock n’ roll.
Initially conceived as an acoustic duo by front-couple Paul Saylor and Stefanie Londino, the sound has grown from its humble beginnings in the lounge of a cruise ship somewhere off the coast of St. Maarten in 2017 to include Ricky Pistone on lead guitar, Nick Impionbato on drums, and Billy Smolen on bass. The band released debut album, “Love & Fear,” in 2022; Featuring rousing, pop-rock anthems like “Carry You Home,” country ballads like “My Pretend Boy” and heavy-hitting rock bangers like “The Mountain,” the album is a merging of blues, folk, rock and country elements as eclectic and full of heart as the city that birthed them.
“Love & Fear” is currently available on Spotify and all major platforms. Paul and Stef got hitched in May.