The Halyards sell out Bake's Place 05.11.2013
The Halyards played two energetic sets to a sold out Bake's Place over Mother's Day weekend. Big thanks to everyone who came and supported us at the fine venue that is Bake's Place. You made it a special show for us. And Happy Mother's Day !
The Halyards rock St. Paddy's day at The Skylark! 03.16.2013
We had a blast! Thanks to all who came out and made this a really great night at the Skylark. Special thanks to The Skylark staff and a big shout out to The Jilly Rizzo and Trees and Timber who both totally rocked the house and got the party started.
The Halyards announce Bite Of Seattle date 07.21.2013 Fisher Green Stage 4:00-4:40 PM
The Halyards will be performing on the Fisher Green Stage at Bite Of Seattle 2013 at Seattle Center on Sunday, July 21st. Hope to see everybody out there!
The Halyards announce more summer festival dates
The Halyards have just added The Anacortes Arts Festival and Oak Harbor Music Festival to their summer calendar. Fun in the sun and sea breeze, and some epic roots rock. What could be better? Please see our "live dates" page for more information.
The Halyards opening for Big Country 07.01.2013
The Halyards have just added an opening slot for Scottish legends Big Country at El Corazón July 1st. Also on the bill are our pals The Jilly Rizzo. This will be an incredible eclectic night of music! Come on out and get your 4th of July groove on a little early this year. This is a 21 and over show. El Corazón -109 Eastlake Ave. East Seattle
Carl Funk interview available online 06.18.2013
Carl was interviewed recently about the songs and writing process of "Fortune Smiles." Linda Reznicek of "Minstrel & Muse" goes through the CD in sequence with Carl. Check it out.
The Halyards music is best described as an eclectic blend of Rock, Folk, Country, Pop and Traditional. Labeled by some as “Roots Rock-Americana”, their driving acoustic guitars, soaring vocal harmonies, transcendent instrumental passages, superior musicianship and top-notch songwriting all combine for a unique and highly entertaining musical experience.
In live performances, The Halyards bring their original material to life with a dynamic show featuring varying instrumentation and a wide range of musical styles. They also fuel their energetic sets with their own take on classic covers from yesteryear, tipping their hats to classic songwriters and many musical influences.
Formed in 2009 by Carl Funk, Larry Mason, Garey Shelton, and Grammy winner Eric Tingstad, The Halyards debuted their first full length album Fortune Smiles in 2010.