The Wildmans – Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival

The Wildmans

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  • 2-2:30 Friday - Eye Level Series (acoustic - GA Campground)
  • 1-1:45 Sunday- Kids Stage
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The Wildmans, an acoustic string band hailing from the hills of Floyd, VA, in the heart of the Appalachian mountain music tradition, take inspiration from the old masters like Bill Monroe, Kenny Baker and Doc Watson, as well as many modern and non-traditional artists such as Chris Thile and Lake Street Dive.  From campsite jamming at festivals and fiddler's conventions and classical music education comes the foundation for musical exploration that sets this group apart, taking the audience on a musical journey that reflects the growth and passion of these talented young musicians.

The band features the award winning talents of siblings Eli (16) on mandolin and Aila (14) on fiddle and vocals, backed up by bandmom Deb Wildman on bass. Highly skilled instrumentals and soulful vocals applied to traditional bluegrass tunes with a smattering of old time, blues, and jazz combine to create a fresh new sound – old tunes fueled by young spirit.

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