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.
Landon Kuhlmann from Paste Magazine & Daytrotter wrote “The Wildwoods know exactly what kind of music they want to make. It’s not often we hear a sound this focused…The voices are very different in timbre and delivery, yet mix with each other perfectly…Bring a friend or go alone; either way you’ll find yourself reminiscing on the good times and finding peace with the bad ones.”
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 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.”
Nominated in 2016, 2017 & 2018 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 2017, The Wildwood’s song, “Way of Train”, made the semi-finals in the International Songwriting competition along with the song “Dance With Me” in 2016. 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 Gose (vocals, violin, mandolin), and Noah Pinkman ( vocals, guitar, mandolin, uke) were drawn to music at an early age. In 2016 they added talented members, Nate Morris (percussion) 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.
Katie is a singer and songwriter from Ann Arbor, MI. Inspirations and influences include Sara Bareilles, Ben Folds, and Elton John. She’s made her way around the country showcasing her catchy melodies and pop-piano sound, while honing her songwriting craft and touching the hearts of her audiences with her raw, vulnerable lyricism. Her first full length album, “Loose Ends,” was released in May of 2016, and provided opportunities for shows across the country with artists such as Mason Jennings, Will Dailey, and Matt Giraud. Most recently, Katie released her highly anticipated EP, “The Landing,” in 2018, produced by Jake Rye, formerly of Sanctus Real, which recently received the award for best album of 2018 in the Adult Album Alternative genre of the Indie Acoustic Project Competition. The title track of Katie’s latest release most recently won first place in the Country category of the International Songwriting Competition. Katie hopes that the honesty in her writing encourages listeners to reflect on how to move forward amidst life’s peaks and valleys. Keep your eyes peeled for live show announcements coming soon for the late spring and summer of 2019!