Washington D.C., USA

Named after Ukrainian nomads, Scythian (sith-ee-yin) plays roots music from Celtic, Eastern
European and Appalachian traditions with thunderous energy, technical prowess, and
storytelling songwriting, beckoning crowds into a barn-dance, rock concert experience.
Nashville’s Music City Roots says Scythian is ‘what happens when rock star charisma meets Celtic
dervish fiddling’, and the Washington Post claims “Scythian’s enthusiasm is contagious, and
shows seem to end with everyone dancing, jumping around or hoisting glasses.”

The foursome made up of Alexander Fedoryka (Vocals, Fiddle, Mandolin, Harmonica), Danylo
Fedoryka (Vocals, Guitar, Accordion), Ethan Dean (Vocals, Upright and Electric Bass, Percussion,
Guitar) and Johnny Rees (Vocals, Drums, Percussion) brings various influences together to create
a conglomerate which is technically precise and steeped in various folk traditions: The classically
trained Fedoryka brothers grew up on Ukrainian folk music and bluegrass, while Ethan Dean was
raised on the greats of 60’s & 70’s folk-rock. Lafayette LA raised Johnny Rees brings a Cajun
backbeat to the Celtic-Americana fusion giving Scythian yet another dimension which keeps
audiences entertained and moving.

Scythian is coming off its most prolific year in 2020 with over 1,000 hours of live streams during
the Covid Lockdowns, release of two new albums (Roots & Stones and Quaranstream: The
Album) and four new music videos. You have to catch the live show to understand why The
Cammel City Dispatch said of their Merlefest performance: “[Scythian gives] no quarter in their
quest to entertain and bring a joy to their music that gives it an irony-free, wide open feel of
manic possibility. The playing is technically brilliant, but it is the energy that carries the day.”

Scythian – Website

Scythian – YouTube

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