#1 of 10 New Artists You Need To Know - Rolling Stone Country Winter 2019
Official Showcase, International Folk Alliance 2019, Montreal, CAN
Official Showcase, AmericanaFest, 2018 - Nashville, TN Whitstable Session of the Year, 2017 - Whitstable UK American Roots UK, Top Albums of the Year List, 2017 Songpickr's 2016 Best Songs Spotify Playlist Official Showcase, IBMA, 2016 Finalist, International Song Writing Competition, 2016
PRESS & REVIEWS
“The Way Down Wanderers intricate, hypnotic rhythms call to mind 'Bittersweet Symphony' more than bluegrass traditional." - Rolling Stone Country
"Somewhere on the spectrum between Old Crow Medicine Show and Mumford and Sons lies the spirited bluegrass-based artistry of The Way Down Wanderers. It is joyful, daring and occasionally sublime.” - Associated Press
“In addition to songwriting skills wholly impressive for their youth, and their equally admirable musicianship, there is a charisma in their sound accompanied by a positivity that proves infectious.” - No Depression
“The Way Down Wanderers is a group who "demonstrates it's arrived with firm mastery of its own vision” on the band's sophomore release, “illusions.” - Pop Matters
"With ‘illusions', The Way Down Wanderers have produced a worthy experiment with form and genre in bluegrass music.” - Americana Highways
"...the band actually emerged fully formed, possessing a certain savvy that assures their ability to stand apart in a crowded field of nu-grass contenders. It also assumes that while The Way Down Wanderers may have only just begun their musical journey, they’ve come quite far already."
- Lee Zimmerman, Relix Magazine
"Their brand new self-titled LP features rip-roaring banjo, carefree mandolin, soaring harmonies, and lush low-end strings. The Way Down Wanderers embark on a locomotive-like barn-burning adventure and beckon us to join—from the first notes of opener “Dead Birds”, a foot-stomping folk tune, to road-trip worthy ramblers like “Circles” and “Blacktop Highway”, with some snarling guitar-rock thrown in for good measure on tracks like “Changing”, there’s a sparkling gem waiting to be discovered around every single corner on this album."
- Mother Church Pew
"Infectious - there is an energy in this music that brings a smile."
- Peter Churchill, AmericanaUK
"We are really liking this."
- Ricky Ross, BBC Radio Scotland