Minimum Wake hails from the beaches and swamps of East Central Florida, just off the tracks that take the FEC on it's unending travels north and south, creating a music that drifts up from beneath moss-encrusted oaks, a sound that quivers with the rumble of rockets, and songs that settle one to sleep with strums of a road-weary guitar. Songwriter Mike Runion conjures the melodies from his acoustic and gives voice to yarns of love, anger and rivers swollen. Multi-instrumentalist Peter Wells lays down a lead guitar that veers from atmospheric to Allman, plucks a mean mandolin, and sets a steady mood of bass and percussion. Joining them is an intimate gathering of friends providing strains of psychofiddle (Bo Frazer), Appalachian banjo (Frank Sanzone), and powerhouse harmonies (Pam Jacobs). Minimum Wake is a project that slides from finger-picked Americana to acoustic alt-whatever, all with a subversive folk edge. Beware.