Bio

50 Shades Of Hay plays country, western swing, bluegrass, blazing solos and, as the band says with a wink, "songs about pain for your pleasure." 50 Shades of Hay is comprised of multi-instrumentalists Rory Hoffman, Paul Kramer, Eamon McLoughlin, fiddler Aaron Till, bassist David Spicher, and vocalist Wendy Newcomer.
Rory Hoffman has played piano, accordion and guitar at the Grand Ole Opry backing Ricky Skaggs and John Cowan. He travels regularly with Kathy Mattea and John Jorgenson, and he is a two-time winner of Musician of the Year from Nashville's ICMA. 
Paul Kramer has toured with nationally known recording acts including Gary Allan, Travis Tritt, Pam Tillis, Suzy Bogguss, and the Special Consensus Bluegrass Band. He currently performs with several bands including Paul Kramer & Swing Street, 50 Shades of Hay, The Grassaholics, Nashville Fiddle Mafia and on the General Jackson showboat. 
Originally from London, Eamon McLoughlin moved to Texas in 1997, played and recorded with songwriter legends including Ray Wylie Hubbard, Bruce Robison, Kelly Willis and others. He gained two Grammy nominations as a member of The Greencards, later went to work with Josh Turner and now tours regularly with Ashley Monroe. He's also a member of the Grand Ole Opry staff band.
Wendy Newcomer made her Grand Ole Opry debut in 2000 and released her debut EP, Raised On Promises, in 2004. In 2008 Wendy's song "Runaround" won the MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest in the Country category. In addition to her shows with 50 Shades of Hay, Wendy performs around the country on solo dates; is a demo and session singer; and has also recorded regional voiceovers and jingles.
A native of Nashville, TN, David is the son of session fiddle king Buddy Spicher. He has performed with Crystal Gayle, Pam Tillis, Lorrie Morgan, the Jerry Douglas Band, Carolina Rain, Hank Thompson, Jim Lauderdale, Nickel Creek, Eric Heatherly, the Nashville Symphony, John England & the Western Swingers, and his familyʼs own Nashville Swing Band.
Aaron Till plays fiddle, viola, guitar, mandolin, upright and electric bass, 5-string and tenor banjo, Dobro, Hawaiian steel guitar and percussion. A respected sideman and studio musician in Nashville for over 20 years, Aaron has fiddled and sung with Pam Tillis, Jerry Reed, Mark Chesnutt, Tanya Tucker, Joe Diffie, Gail Davies, Wade Hayes, Raul Malo, Mel McDaniel, among many others. He’s played Western Swing with Asleep At The Wheel, and bluegrass with Jim & Jesse and the Virginia Boys, J.D. Crowe and the New South and the Nashville Bluegrass Band. When he’s not on the road, you can also hear him as a solo performer, singing and playing fingerstyle guitar and fiddle at the Nashville Palace, presented by Robert’s Western World.