Calm Before the Release

Photo by Jesse Littlebird Photography

Photo by Jesse Littlebird Photography

Before I go to bed tonight I’m listening to rough mixes of our second full album and I have to say- I am proud of what we’ve made this year. Even if, God forbid, the three of us are the only ones listening to this CD years from now, I am so glad we will have it as proof that we made this music here and now.

Greg and I flew to Chicago to catch Alex playing pedal steel and electric guitar with The Handsome Family last week. Alex, the professional he is, did an amazing job. To see him on stage and hear his beautiful additions to their songs was well worth the trip. Traveling together gave us that itch to get on the road again. Now all we have to do is book some out of town gigs…

Here are some upcoming shows. See you there!
Friday, September 12 Low Spirits Saltine Rambler’s Reunion Show 8:00 PM

Friday, September 18 El Pinto 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Friday, September 19 Explora Adult Night “The Science of Food” 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Friday, September 26 CD RELEASE at Bookworks 7:00 PM

-M

A reception to remember-

Hey. It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything but that’s not to say Wildewood hasn’t been busy. We’ve just been busy individually! I traveled to England and Washington state this past month and Alex and Greg played a lot at home in those three weeks. Tonight, however, after coming back into the scene with two local gigs, we got to play a wedding reception at Los Poblanos. It was beautiful, to say the least. To see people dancing and enjoying our music was such a pleasure. Alex and Greg have been adding new parts to our songs that blow me away every time. After seeing a bigger picture of the world we live in this summer it sure is good to be back in Albuquerque.

Next up… our first time at the Santa Fe Bandstand on Monday, August 25. This will be our last show before Alex heads to Virginia for his shows with The Handsome Family. We’ll have a pretty good send off if you ask me!

Thank you for keeping up with our music. September holds some exciting events for us and we hope to see you there.

-M

greg and al

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

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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…

 

-M

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.

-M