The Wildwoods bring a pioneering sound to Americana Roots Music. Recently nominated by the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards as one of the best Americana/Folk bands in the area. Their heartwarming lyrics and vocals are rich in love and happiness, wrapped in a style of music that is like no other with influences from old time country masters and today’s Indie/Folk sound. People of all ages are drawn to their music. Mallory Gruben, from HC Media Online reported, “The Wildwoods seemed to face no obstacle in gaining the full attention of the audience, receiving a standing ovation by the end of their second set.”
Talented songwriters, The Wildwoods song "Dance With Me" made the semi-finals in the 2016 International Songwriting competition. Two of their songs have also placed in the top 10 of the 2015 Omaha Performing Arts Songwriting Competition, all these songs are featured on their newest album entitled, Take A Chance. Keith Finn, music critic, from The Daily Nebraskan, said “The album, Take A Chance, is a country album filled with love songs. The musical talent displayed on this album will produce a sigh of relief for any country lover.”
Residing in Lincoln, Nebraska, The Wildwoods' Noah Gose (vocals, guitar, banjo, percussion), Chloe Pinkman (vocals, violin, mandolin), and Noah Pinkman (guitar, bass, uke) were drawn to music at an early age. In 2016 they added members Matthew Sievert (percussion) and Tony Connot (Bass). The Wildwoods are no stranger to the stage with over 125 performances in 2015 alone, and have wowed music festivals including Wakarusa, Nebraska Folk & Roots, and The Flatwater Music Festival. Find out more on their website: www.thewildwoodsband.com.
Hailing from the Midwest, young Rascal Martinez began playing music at a young age. Rascal began his multi-instrumentalist career in the family basement, learning guitar and drums and playing alongside his older brother. Throughout school, Rascal continued to develop his craft and began writing his own music, which channels an eclectic mixture of Americana and Folk. Early recordings of the duo were done in the family basement using free software and a few shoddy microphone stands.
Ceasing every opportunity to perform, Rascal began playing basement shows to mostly family and friends. His insatiable appetite to perform and passion for the craft grew along with his love of making people happy through his music. After graduating high school in 2012, Rascal entered college and continued writing and performing around the Midwest.
The young crooner released his self-titled EP, "The Long Road" in August, 2013. Rascal followed this with single, "I Love You Anyway" in August, 2014. Rascal's most recent self-titled LP, "The Original (Acoustic Sessions)," was released in May, 2015.
Wild Mountain, is a six-piece folk rock band from Colorado, mixing Celtic-Irish melodies and rhythms, with American heartland Bluegrass music. Wild Mountain's musical blend is called "Greengrass".
The band is currently touring throughout the United States and is available for festivals, theaters, venues, private parties, and town concert series. The band's dynamic live performances appeal to the Celtic heart and Bluegrass soul of young and old alike.