The Way Down Wanderers

Shows at the Purple Fiddle

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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

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

Often referred to by fans as one of the hardest-working, hardest-touring bands on the circuit today, the 5-piece Illinois-based act not only proves that classification with their jam-packed tour schedule but also on stage every night, with youthful exuberance and a lively stage show, as reliable as it is infectious. High energy percussion, mandolin, guitar, bass, banjo and fiddle weave seamlessly together to create an experience for fans that has sold out shows across the UK and the United States, filling the front rows with fans not just singing along to one tune, but singing along to all of them. “Everybody says it. We’d be nothing without our supporters. Yeah, they buy tickets and of course we love that, but when we’ve been on the road for 10 hours and walk onto a stage road weary and we see familiar faces singing along, it’s hard to describe. It’s everything, really. There’s a whole lot of love there.”