Header Photo Credits: 1.Bob Adamek, 2.Seyl Park, 3.Chelsa Yoder, 4.Seyl Park
“We played a show with The Wildmans last summer and were all so impressed by them, their vocals, their instrumental ability, and their approach. They are firmly rooted in tradition, but they are fresh and adventurous, just like their new single. I don’t have a crystal ball, but it would not surprise me at all if they make some BIG noise in the next few years. In fact, I’ll be surprised if they don’t. Count me as a fan. ” - Eric Gibson - The Gibson Brothers
“Seeing The Wildmans live was an inspiration! They took Oldtime tunes and expanded on them in a way I’ve never heard before, in a way only well seasoned jazz musicians could - with intelligence as well as power. And vocally, Aila Wildman is reminiscent of the likes of Rachel Price and Ella Fitzgerald. This young band is clearly destined for great things. ”
— Rob Miller, Pickin' Productions
Victor Furtado wins 2019 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass
The Wildmans' banjoist Victor recently became the youngest player to recieve the Steve Martin Banjo Prize, an incredible honor and well deserved.
Victor's talents are an integral part to The Wildmans, contributing his unique innovative banjo style, fluid and inspired improvisation, and original tunes (not to mention harmony vocals!). We are so proud of Victor and are honored to have him!
“The absolute cutting edge of American roots music these days — some of the most exciting art to be born out of this latest renaissance in Americana, bluegrass, and folk — is old-time. Artists like Rhiannon Giddens, Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves, Victor Furtado, Amythyst Kiah, Jontavious Willis, Dom Flemons, and so many more are utilizing this moment to demonstrate that old-time music is expansive.” - Justin Hiltner
— The Bluegrass Situation
The Wildmans to Travianna Records
Our new recording is in process, stay tuned for details!
“The Wildmans are a perfect fit for the Red Wing Roots Music Festival. A (mostly) family band with supreme musicality, clearly honoring traditional roots music but unafraid to push beyond boundaries. Serious and adventurous. I love it.”
— Jeremiah Jenkins