Each Tuesday, enjoy live music from a featured local musician during the dinner hours.
This Week: Come listen to the charming, whimsical music of the Wildwoods at The River's Edge Bar & Grill in Batavia, IL. The music will begin around 6pm.
Nebraska natives, The Wildwoods, bring a pioneering sound to Americana Roots Music. Their heartwarming lyrics and vocals are wrapped in a style of music that is like no other. With influences from old time country masters and today’s Indie/Folk sound, The Wildwood’s nostalgic melodies captivate people of all ages.
Andrew Stellman managing editor from Hear Nebraska wrote “There are perhaps few Nebraska acts that represent a merger of past and present quite like The Wildwoods, and if it’s taken you this long to notice, take the opening track of its new album Sweet Nostalgia. The young songwriting tandem of Chloe Pinkman and Noah Gose harmonize like something out of the Depression Era, fitted with a certain weight yet warmly and triumphantly capable of lifting hearts regardless.”
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.”
Nominated in 2016 & 2017 by the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards as one of the best Americana/Folk bands in the area, The Wildwoods also prove to be talented songwriters. In 2016, The Wildwood’s song, "Dance With Me", made the semi-finals in the International Songwriting competition. Two of their songs also placed in the top 10 of the 2015 Omaha Performing Arts Songwriting Competition.
In April 2017 The Wildwoods completed their third album “Sweet Nostalgia” which has been nominated as local Album of the Year by the Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards. This is what Live on Hear Nebraska FM had to say about it:
"Sweet Nostalgia" is the third release for this young five-piece folk act is alone admirable, were it not for the effortless charm and youthful whimsy they bring to classic Americana. The arm-in-arm camaraderie of “Loose Threads” bops and sways like a Randy Newman tune. “My Friend” swells with countryside imagery and ornate instrumentation, aided by the production prowess of ARC’s Ben Brodin. “Bedford Street” is a good old-fashioned hoe-down. And no matter how tearful or worrisome things seem, the turn is always hopeful: trust is endless, love is everlasting, the strings are always in tune and the sun is always shining. Sweet Nostalgia, indeed.”
Residing in Lincoln, Nebraska, The Wildwoods' Noah Gose (vocals,guitar, harmonica, piano), Chloe Pinkman (vocals, violin, mandolin), and Noah Pinkman ( vocals, guitar, mandolin, uke) were drawn to music at an early age. In 2016 they added talented members, Matthew Sievert (percussion,vocals) and Andrew Vaggalis (Bass, vocals), to complete the band’s "nostalgic" sound. The Wildwoods strive to make music that touches the soul, music that speaks of truth, and music that shares inspiring stories of effortless love, that will be sure to melt your heart after every performance.
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