Are you over 21?
Not Yet
Skip to main content

Jon Tyler Wiley & His Virginia Choir + Sincerely, Iris at Hardywood RVA 03.31.23

Jon Tyler Wiley & His Virginia Choir will be playing a great free show at Hardywood RVA in the barrel room! Sincerely, Iris will be opening the evening at 6:30pm.

Doors open at 6pm, Show at 6:30pm

Jon Tyler Wiley is a multi-instrumentalist who has performed with artists as diverse as Stephen Kellogg, Aloe Blacc, Sister Hazel and Ron Holloway. His band, Jon Tyler Wiley & His Virginia Choir, debuted in 2020 only for his first tour to be completely cancelled due to the pandemic. Over the next two years, they made up for lost time, releasing original music and opening for artists like Ariel Posen and Willie Nile, while also appearing at festivals like Wisconsin’s Mile of Music (twice) and the Rock Boat Festival  (with American Authors, Will Hoge, Switchfoot and more).  Wiley’s LP “The Longing,” on which he performed every instrument, was released in 2022 to critical acclaim. 2023 will see new original music featuring his band released throughout the year. “The Ending of the End” was released on January with “Full-Handed” following a month later.

 In 2013 Todd Murray (AKA Sincerely, Iris) received a unique gift for Christmas. His cousin, Jay Patton, a guitar player himself, who had always been a tinkerer of electronics, cars, and guitars, built him a Homemade 4-String License Plate Guitar using Todd’s old Colorado license plate. It was a plan conceived by Todd’s mom and a complete surprise. Todd explains, “The guitar is pieced together from old scraps of wood, a bolt and a nut where the strings crossover the body, and a cow bone.  It was initially thought that the guitar might just hang on the wall as a conversation starter, but it sparked an entirely new direction for my music.” “These are the perfect songs for the death scene of the Southern outlaw lying in the woods, mortally wounded, with a bottle of whiskey in hand.” – RVA Magazine