Artist Spotlight: Wild Child
Kicking off the week with a brand new installment of Artist Spotlight, this time taking us to the heart of the music festivals in Austin, TX where we come across the folk infused sounds of Wild Child. The band consists of Alexander Beggins on lead vocals and bantone ukulele, Kelsey Wilson on lead vocals and violin, Evan Magers on keyboard, Drew Brunetti on drums, Sadie Wolfe on cello, Chris D'Annuzio on bass, and James Bookert on banjo. The band has an incredibly pure and unadulterated folk sounds, with elements of Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros rising to the surface and balancing everything out especially the ukulele at hand here. I was pleased with what the band had to offer musically, and they really nailed it in terms of sheer musicality with their abilities never in question and off and running right away. It's great to hear acts that bring about a sense of free wheeling thinking not seen since the late 60's and early 70's, where acts ranging from Jefferson Airplane and The Mamas and The Papas were trying new elements to sound fresh and reinvented, and these guys bring about that same aesthetic that those same acts applied back then, but apply it to today's musical climate. A terrific group that is definitely gaining some ground in the scene right now. Some tracks for you to check out include "Anna Maria" and "Rillo Talk". For more info on Wild Child, give them a 'Like' on Facebook over here and see what they're all about musically and draw your own conclusions from what you hear. Follow the guys on Twitter from this locale right here and see when they may be stopping by your area for a concert performance. Check out their official website here for more in depth information regarding them, and check out their latest album titled "The Runaround", now available for purchase on iTunes right over here.