Pinedale’s Soundcheck Summer Music Series rolls on this Saturday, July 23 with a three-band bill featuring up-and-coming bluegrass band The Wildmans from Floyd, Virginia!
Local Pinedale duo Conifer Hollow and singer/songwriter Jason Tyler Burton will each play opening sets!
Presented by The Pinedale Fine Arts Council (PFAC), the Soundcheck Series consists of six free concerts at American Legion Park in downtown Pinedale.
Music will start at 5:00 p.m.
Shows are free to the public and are kid/pet friendly.
Seeing The Wildmans live was an inspiration! They took Oldtime tunes and expanded on them in a way I’ve never heard before, in a way only well seasoned jazz musicians could – with intelligence as well as power. And vocally, Aila Wildman is reminiscent of the likes of Rachel Price and Ella Fitzgerald. This young band is clearly destined for great things.Advertisement - Story continues below...-Rob Miller, Pickin’ Productions
The Wildmans come from the hills of Floyd, Virginia, in the heart of the Appalachian mountain music tradition. From campsite jamming at festivals and fiddler’s conventions and a college level 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 musicians.
The band features award winning players:
Eli Wildman, first place winner in mandolin at the Galax Old Fiddler’s Convention, 2018 and 2019, first place winner at the Mount Airy Fiddler’s 2017, 2018, 2019
Aila Wildman, first place winner in Old Time Fiddle and Best All Around Performer at the 83rd annual Galax Old Fiddlers convention in 2018
Victor Furtado, winner of the 2019 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo, and first place
Old Time Banjo at Galax 2015, 2016 and 2019.
The absolute cutting edge of American roots music these days — some of the most exciting art to be born out of this latest renaissance in Americana, bluegrass, and folk — is old-time. Artists like Rhiannon Giddens, Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves, Victor Furtado, Amythyst Kiah, Jontavious Willis, Dom Flemons, and so many more are utilizing this moment to demonstrate that old-time music is expansive.– Justin Hiltner— The Bluegrass Situation
For the full lineup and more information visit soundcheckpinedale.com