This is the new bluegrass generation - eagerly, with passion and with surrender, and with great self-assurance. They ensure that bluegrass remains alive and kicking. A pure pleasure to listen to! ”

Holly Moors/Moors magazine (translated from Dutch)

The Wildmans is a family band featuring the award winning talents of siblings Eli and Aila Wildman on mandolin, fiddle and vocals, Victor Furtado on banjo, all backed up by mom Deb Wildman on bass.  Highly skilled instrumentals and soulful vocals applied to traditional and original tunes with a smattering of old time, blues, and jazz combine to create a fresh new sound - old tunes fueled by young spirit. The group is based in Floyd, Virginia, a town famous for its’ old time and bluegrass music heritage, with a weekly Friday night jamboree that has been active for over 75 years.  Performing regionally since 2011, these kids have developed a set and a presence that pleases the crowd every time they take the stage.

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The Wildmans/Cane Mill Road

Muddy Creek Cafe and Music Hall, 5455 Bethania Road, Winston-Salem, NC

all ages show $10 advance/$16 door

Billboard-charting artists Cane Mill Road grew up just down the road from Doc Watson in Deep Gap, North Carolina. Honoring the past the band strikes a balance between preserving the bluegrass mountain sound they were raised on and boldly rocking progressive interpretations of that same sound tackling not only complex original music, but classic covers of the Beatles, Dylan, and more.

Audiences love Cane Mill Road’s high-energy performances, easy going rapport both on and off stage, and the eclectic mix of originals and standards in the show. Touring internationally in Argentina and stateside from New York to Alabama to Missouri to Pennsylvania to Kentucky to Tennessee to Virginia and the Carolinas, the band is proud to be sponsored by Deering Banjos, GHS Strings, Shubb Capos, Sorensen Mandolin & Guitar Company, Kogut Violins, and MiniFlex Microphones.

The band’s debut album "Five Speed" hit #9 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Album chart and was produced by 2-time GRAMMY winner Cathy Fink, and by Tom Mindte of Patuxent Studios in Maryland. IBMA selected Cane Mill Road from hundreds of applicants as one of 30 bands to showcase during its 2017 conference/festival as the future of bluegrass. The band represented the United States of America in 2015 at a United Nations World Music Festival. You've heard them on NPR/PBS, and all over radio with every cut on "Five Speed" getting airplay.

The up and coming young acoustic band, The Wildmans, come from the one stop light town, Floyd, Virginia, in the heart of the Appalachian mountain music tradition. From campsite jamming at festivals and fiddler's conventions and classical 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 young musicians.

The band features the precocious talents of siblings Eli on mandolin and Aila on fiddle and vocals, family friend and award winning old time banjo player Victor Furtado, all backed up by mom Deb Wildman on bass. Highly skilled instrumentals and soulful vocals applied to traditional tunes with a smattering of old time, bluegrass, blues, and jazz combine to create a fresh new sound - old tunes fueled by young spirit.

Their set combines fiddle tunes, ballads and folk songs of the Appalachian tradition with twentieth century classics, as well as original instrumental compositions by band members Eli and Victor.

The group has appeared on stages large and small, performing in festivals such as Red Wing Roots, Chantilly Farm's Bluegrass and BBQ festival, RoosterWalk, Floyd Fest, and are scheduled to play The Steep Canyon Rangers home festival, Mountain Song in September 2018. They also regularly represent young talent along the Crooked Road in regional fiddler’s conventions. Having shared the stage with talents such as Danny Knicely, Sammy Shelor, Sierra Hull, Billy Strings, Darol Anger and Joe K. Walsh, these young musicians are making their way in the American stringband scene.


The Wildmans House Concert

406 W Washington St, Galax, VA

Let's gather for some tunes by The Wildmans 7:30-9:30 pm Light refreshments provided, BYOB Bring an instrument for tunes after the show


The Wildmans on WVTF Roots Down

facebook live, Roanoke VA

The Wildmans will be taping a show for WVTF Roots Down ration show, and will play some tunes on Facebook live


The Wildmans at Mountain Song Festival

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Brevard, NC


The Wildmans at Floyd Yoga Jam

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