About the Band

Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, 5 piece roots/americana band, The Way Down Wanderers, not only draw listeners in with their energy and originality but also captivate fans with their unique and touching story; Banjo player, Ben Montalbano and fiddle/mandolin player, Collin Krause, are half brothers who met each other for the first time 5 years ago. The two were shocked to find that not only were they both pursuing careers in music, but that they were each drawn to the same genres. In addition to their unexpected brotherly collaboration, the other band member's dramatically diverse backgrounds in bluegrass, jazz, classical and the spoken word, blend together to form unique harmony vocals, soaring instrumentals, lively dynamics and standout melodies. You can listen to a recent National Public Radio story about the boys and the band HERE.

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  • Clark Rutledge

    Clark Rutledge Omaha, Ne

    I was searching Spotify for your EP and wanted to let you know they have it listed as individual artist and not as the group "The Way Down Wanderers." I have notified Spotify of the issue and wanted to make sure you guys were aware! Awesome EP by the way, plan on listening to it repeatedly.
    I was searching Spotify for your EP and wanted to let you know they have it listed as individual artist and not as the group "The Way Down Wanderers." I have notified Spotify of the issue and wanted to make sure you guys were aware!

    Awesome EP by the way, plan on listening to it repeatedly.
  • Larry

    Larry Bloomington,Il.

    I listened to this band for the first time @ "Six Strings" in Bloomington last weekend. They are exceptionally talented in playing their instruments and singing their brand of "alternative country music". They could easily compete with bands I've heard play on Broadway St. In Nashville. Their folksy music is refreshing. I hope to here them play again in the near future. Great entertainment for a night out on the town.
    I listened to this band for the first time @ "Six Strings" in Bloomington last weekend.
    They are exceptionally talented in playing their instruments and singing their brand of "alternative country music". They could easily compete with bands I've heard play on Broadway St. In Nashville. Their folksy music is refreshing. I hope to here them play again in the near future. Great entertainment for a night out on the town.
Sep19

The Way Down Wanderers at Dwight Harvest Days

Downtown Dwight, IL

 

Free Age limit: All ages

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Sep20

The Way Down Wanderers @The Soda Pop Music Festival

Dixon, IL

 

Age limit: All ages

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The Way Down Wanderers @The Canopy Club

Canopy Club, 708 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, Illinois

 

Henhouse Prowlers, The Way Down Wanderers and Old Fox Road. Doors at 8:00, Show at 9:00. Cover, $8. !8+

$8 at the door Age limit: 18+

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