What’s new with Wildewood…

We just spent the night playing a gig at El Pinto followed by a rehearsal with AJ Woods. We’ll be backing him up next week. The recordings for our second album are almost ready for the mixing and mastering. So many exciting shows coming up… we’ll be busy but we’ll be happy!

Saturday, May 31 Low Spirits w/ Sloan Armitage and Prudy Dimas 9:00 PM

Tuesday, June 3 Il Vicino Brewery 6:00 – 9:00 PM w/ AJ Woods

Tuesday, June 3 Sister 10:00 PM w/ AJ Woods

Wednesday, June 4 House show in Santa Fe w/ AJ Woods and Elise Marie 7:30 PM

Thursday, June 5 Beer Underground 7:00 – 10:00 PM

Friday, June 6 Marble w/ Porter Draw 8:00 PM

Saturday, June 7 ABQ Folk Fest 5:30PM


Last night we played the first of four shows this week. We play a lot in Albuquerque but this is more than usual. A few things struck me during the set at Marble: despite the weather, cold and windy and unrelenting, there were people outside listening to us for our whole three hour set. I know Marble’s great beer could have been the main reason everyone was keeping warm but the fact remains that I was more motivated to play and sing my best because of the company we were in. Those people, you know who you are, ranged from old friends who have listened before Wildewood was even a band, co-workers, and folks we have met simply because we played a show in the past few years and made a connection. I was overwhelmed with the view from the stage knowing that our past four years as a band, and really the past ten years of pursuing music on our own, has brought us this far. Thank you for showing up and reinforcing our hard work.


Four local shows in five days is a lot but it’s what we love to do. Here’s to another three hour set tonight at Scalo…



I love Albuquerque in the spring time…

Despite allergies and heat waves in April, there are a lot of great things happening in Albuquerque this spring. The Lemon Moon Project has finally been uploaded to bandcamp and plans for Session #2 are in the works. Wildewood is playing at the Cactus Tractor CD release this Saturday at Sister along with AJ Woods. We are back to Il Vicino Brewery on April 22- a place we know and love. Todd Howell from The Palace Flophouse sat in with us on fiddle at La Cumbre last weekend (he’s a great player, guys!). Our second full album is on it’s way as well. Alex wrote an article for Pyragraph about the process. Thanks for keeping up with everything, see you around town.


Drummer in NYC…


We do not have any shows for over a week, which feels like a very long break. In the meantime, with Greg going to amazing shows and spending quality time with his brother and sister in NYC, Alex played at AJ Woods’ tape release last night along with ABQ’s Javelina, Seattle’s Julie Byrne, and San Diego’s Labs at none other than Tortuga art gallery. Before Greg’s return he and I will catch some local shows, drink a toast to our drummer (who may or may not still have a wilde beard), and strike up the ol’ pen and paper.

Here’s to a sunset later than 7 PM… worth that hour that was stolen from us, I’d say.


Recording again:

Wildewood is recording our second album. Greg’s house is once again transformed into a studio and there is no place in this world more comfortable for me than what happens to that room when we hit the “record” button and start playing. The songs we have done so far are both old – meaning we have played them live for a year or so – and new – meaning we have only played them live once or twice. There are unfinished songs that will end up on the album as well as songs that do not exist yet, even in the slightest form. 2014 is a promising year for us here in Albuquerque with more shows, collaborations, and traveling. Just wanted to give a little update to let you know that we are working hard and going strong.

See you around town,