Javier & The Way Back

Javier & The Way Back

Javier & The Way Back are a tree whose branches quiver with their roots. American Roots; Black-sooted
roots embedded in red clay wrought with iron, blood and optimism. Their music strikes to the marrow of the American experience and in a whisper screams – “there is no future without a past!” An evening with this band will take you on a musical journey across the American Landscape and will remind you that the imagery, music and diverse cultures this country and its music built, are thriving today.


Javier Matos – Leads with vocals, guitar and harmonica
Past and present projects include Doghouse Lords, Javier and the Innocent Sons, The Cactus Blossoms,

Michael Carvale – Upright bass
Past projects include Lamont Cranston, Bo Diddley, Paul Shaffer, Keb Mo, Wilson Pickett, John Lee
Hooker and co-founder of Davina and The Vagabonds.

Grant Wibben – Drums
Past projects include Javier and the Innocent Sons, Luther the Devil, Crankshaft, The Cactus Blossoms,
Phil Alvin and Billy Boy Arnold.