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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."

Other notable quotes:

"When Rock Star Charisma Meets Celtic Dervish Fiddling" -- Nashville's Music City Roots

 'Scythian has reinvented folk rock in America' -- iHeart Radio's Arroe Collins


Scythian is:

Alexander Fedoryka: Fiddle/Mandolin/Bass/Vocals -
Trained classically, Alexander started playing at the age of 3 and has performed in such venues as the Kennedy Center and Wolf Trap. Of note, Alexander spent six months in Japan studying under Dr. Suzuki, the renowned founder of the Suzuki School of Music. Alexander also spent four months playing in the streets of Ireland where he picked up the Celtic spirit and combined it with the Gypsy soul of his own Ukrainian ancestry.
Alexander is endorsed by Robert Kain Country String Shop

Danylo Fedoryka: Rhythm Guitar/Accordion/Vocals -
Trained as a classical pianist, Danylo made the switch to rhythm guitar in order to make music with his brother Alexander. Having performed at the Kennedy Center and Wolf Trap as a classical musician, Danylo enjoys the free and somewhat loose spirit of Celtic music. Putting his keyboard skills to use, Danylo also picked up the accordion, which he sports during the band's Gypsy and Klezmer pieces.
Danylo is endorsed by d'Addario Strings, Fritz Guitars, Titano Accordions & Fishman

Ethan Dean (Electric & Upright Bass, Vocals) - 

Ethan has worn many hats in his musical career from being a drummer in a jazz ensemble, owning and operating his own independent recording studio with his brother, playing multiple instruments in more than 5 bands at once to now playing bass with Scythian. He loves music and jumping up and down. He also performs with his wife, Emily, in their own project, Emy&Ethan. Ethan also performs with Emily's other band, Honeyday.

Johnny Rees (Drums) -
Born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, Johnny Rees' drumming is powerful and intensely diverse. Johnny is no stranger to the road since he has been professionally playing with his previous band, L'Angelus since the age of 10. Johnny likes long walks to the pub and fine boxed wines drank out of the finest discarded black bean tin cans.

PHOTO CREDIT: All black & white photos on this page compliments of Danielle Lussier Photography. Bio photos - Brendan McLean and Jason Eib