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The Way Down Wanderers Live @ The Volga City Opera House

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609 Washington St

Volga, IA 52077

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Live at the historic Volga City Opera House, buried deep in the Driftless Region of Northeasten Iowa. The Clayton County Conservation Awareness Network and The Volga City Opera House proudly present: The Way Down Wanderers for a fundraising event! General Admission Tickets $15.00/online. $20.00/Door

Doors open at 6:00 PM. Music at 7:00 featuring Singer-Songwriter Randal Sandersfield followed by The Way Down Wanderers.

For Lodging please visit www.elkaderlodging.com.

Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, 5-piece modern-folk Americana act, The Way Down Wanderers, draw listeners in with energy, originality and soulful generosity. Playing, performing and writing together for just 3 short years, the Wanderers have built an enthusiastic and fast-growing following. Youthful and professionally trained, these young men captivate audiences with soaring instrumentals, foot stomping sing-alongs and a lively stage show and have created a buzz for themselves with their unplugged, off-stage encores and propensity for performing self-titled, “restSTOMPS” - free acoustic sets at rest & truck stops along their tour routes. The band’s debut, self-titled album, produced by Mike Marsh of the Avett Brothers and recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso TX, is now available wherever music is sold.



"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

“These young men create a fresh perspective on the traditional [bluegrass] genre. Kause’s high, ringing tenor carries the band’s enchanting, uplifting drive towards positivity...”

- Elmore Magazine

“While the band's music won't allow you to sit still, it's their soul-driven lyrics that wend their way into your body and soul.”

-Henry Carrigan

"The collection contains 12 vibrant songs ranging from ballads to driving bluegrass reels and folk rock stories of the road. All told, we are presented with a gang of musicians who are excited about what is coming down the road while also savoring the moment with a rollicking blend of fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo and drum."

- Glide Magazine

"Even with the cutting, arresting voices of Collin Krause and Austin Thompson on display, the opening tune “Path To Follow” was all about a punchy fusion of drums and banjo. Austin’s vocal leads like “Dead Birds” had a rippling and dense quality almost like rapping. Collin’s songs like Blacktop Highway” had more raspy tenderness. Musically there were jungle drums and mandolin in “Up North,” alt-Irish-country fiddle in “Sweet Morning Vision” and punk grass pogo drive in closer “Truth, Son.”

- Craig Havighurst, Music City Roots


“Dead Birds takes what was already good about The Way Down Wanderers and multiplies it by ten. Luxuriant bluegrass picking and steady percussion are met by tinges of fiddle and cello-based classical influence, making for an exquisite overall package that’s quickly readying the Wanderers to take not just Illinois or the States, but the world by storm."

- PopWrapped.com

“A polished sound filled with strong vocals and fantastic harmonizing, made all the better with vivid lyrics and powerful instrumentation.”

- BestNewBands.com

"The band creates layers of lush instrumentation that serve as a perfect soundscape for their gorgeous vocal harmonies. Their live show is full of energy and just a damn good time. They’re one of those bands that you can tell has a lot of fun doing what they do."

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