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The Way Down Wanderers In The Lounge - 4/18Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:00pm Doors / 7:00pm Start / Ends 8:30pm (Estimated End Time)
The Way Down Wanderers In The Lounge - 4/18
at City Winery Nashville
- 8:30pm (Estimated End Time)
TICKETS ARE $15 IN ADVANCE & $20 AT THE DOOR
Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, 5-piece modern-folk Americana act, The Way Down Wanderers, draw listeners in with energy, originality and soulful generosity. Youthful and professionally trained, these young men captivate audiences with soaring instrumentals, foot stomping sing-alongs and a lively stage show and have created a buzz for themselves with their unplugged, off-stage encores and propensity for performing self-titled, “restSTOMPS” - free acoustic sets at rest & truck stops along their tour routes. The band’s debut album, produced by Mike Marsh of the Avett Brothers and recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso TX, is available now, wherever music is sold.
“Even with the cutting, arresting voices of Collin Krause and Austin Thompson on display, the opening tune “Path To Follow” was all about a punchy fusion of drums and banjo. Austin’s vocal leads like “Dead Birds” had a rippling and dense quality almost like rapping. Collin’s songs like Blacktop Highway” had more raspy tenderness. Musically there were jungle drums and mandolin in “Up North,” alt-Irish-country fiddle in “Sweet Morning Vision” and punk grass pogo drive in closer “Truth, Son.”
- Craig Havighurst, Music City Roots
"I referred to The Way Down Wanderers music previously as “bluegrass-inflected” but there’s lots more going here and their offerings have been diverse enough to think these guys might be capable of pursuing just about any direction they care to in the future. Something else I rarely say about any of the acts that I’m proud to play on Local Anesthetic? I can see these guys getting really popular. Really popular. "
- Richard Milne, WXRT
“Dead Birds takes what was already good about The Way Down Wanderers and multiplies it by ten. Luxuriant bluegrass picking and steady percussion are met by tinges of fiddle and cello-based classical influence, making for an exquisite overall package that’s quickly readying the Wanderers to take not just Illinois or the States, but the world by storm."
“A polished sound filled with strong vocals and fantastic harmonizing, made all the better with vivid lyrics and powerful instrumentation.”
"The band creates layers of lush instrumentation that serve as a perfect soundscape for their gorgeous vocal harmonies. Their live show is full of energy and just a damn good time. They’re one of those bands that you can tell has a lot of fun doing what they do." -Midwest Action (full article here)
"What impresses me most about these young guys, is the maturity and depth of their songwriting! By mashing up their diverse musical backgrounds in classical, rap, theater, folk, bluegrass, and jazz, you get a blending of styles and personalities that produce music that is fresh, exciting, and meaningful. The Way Down Wanderers are a band to follow!" - Tim Weed (Fouder of "Last Chance" which went on to launch the careers of Grammy-winning artists, Stuart Duncan and Alison Brown.)