The Way Down Wanderers – Brother Oliver to open

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Awards: Songpickr’s 2016 Best Songs Spotify Playlist
Official Showcase, IBMA, 2016
Finalist, International Song Writing Competition, 2015
WXRT’s Local Anesthetic’s Best Dozen Releases of 2015
WXRT’s Music and Movies Poll: Ranked among Chicago’s best local artists
Chicago’s Best Emerging Artist, 2014 – Deli Magazine

The Way Down Wanderers

“I referred to The Way Down Wanderers music previously as “bluegrass-inflected” but there’s lots more going here and their offerings have been diverse enough to think these guys might be capable of pursuing just about any direction they care to in the future. Something else I rarely say about any of the acts that I’m proud to play on Local Anesthetic? I can see these guys getting really popular. Really popular. “ – Richard Milne, WXRT

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

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. 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.

Brother Oliver is a South Carolina-based musical project formed by two brothers, Andrew & Stephen Oliver. The brothers deliver high-energy performances through the lens of a folk-rock / psych-rock aesthetic—a genre they’ve officially coined as “psychedelic folk-rock.” The band’s explorative approach to music strikes a chord with any audience and has rapidly gained recognition in the Southeast and abroad.