Sat 6/29 @ 7:30PM
The Wildmans is a quartet of young musicians dedicated to old music — traditional old-time, blues, folk and bluegrass music, that is.
Fronted by siblings Aila Wildman on fiddle and lead vocals and Eli Wildman on mandolin and harmony vocals, who founded the and along with banjo player Victor Furtado, the rural Virginia musicians picked up their musical leanings from the community around them — and the siblings got their start playing in a family band with their mother, much like Kent’s Jessica Lea and David Mayfield. Most recently, they’ve been rounded out by upright bassist John Lisi. Together they perform traditional ballads and fiddle tunes, along with new instrumental material by Furtado and Eli Wildman.
They’ll be in northeast Ohio performing at the Riverdog Barn in Oberlin, a rustic setting that should nicely enhance their music. There won’t be a food truck this night, but people are welcome to bring snacks, coolers and picnic baskets. It’s $15 at the gate, $5 for full time students with ID.