Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, this slightly folk, slightly bluegrass 5-song EP by The Way Down Wanderers pulls listeners in with its originality and thoughtfulness. Analog recording, powerfully unique vocals, instrumental solos, lively dynamics and standout melodies make up the experience that is, The Way Down Wanderers debut album, Path to Follow.
Playing, performing and writing together for just under a year, the Wanderers have built an impressive and fast growing following across the country with fans anxious for the release their debut record. CD release events will take place in May and June in Chicago, Saint Louis, Dubuque, Iowa and the band’s hometown of Peoria, IL.
Band members and half brothers, Collin Krause (17 year old vocalist, fiddle and mandolin player) and Ben Montalbano (23 year old banjo, piano and vocals) met each other for the first time 5 years ago. The two were shocked to find that not only were they both pursuing careers in music, but that they were both drawn to the same genres of music. You can listen to a National Public Radio story about the boys and the band here. http://wglt.org/wireready/news/ 2014/01/08504_01-31WayDownWanderers_113653.shtml
Former music students, the Wanderers are focusing on new material as well as performing shows at major venues in Chicago and Saint Louis this summer. The band is also planning a move to Nasvhille in the fall of 2014.