The Way Down Wanderers Awards and Press
#1 of 10 New Artists You Need To Know - Rolling Stone Country Winter 2019
Official Showcase, International Folk Alliance 2019, Montreal, CAN
Official Showcase, AmericanaFest, 2018 - Nashville, TN Whitstable Session of the Year, 2017 - Whitstable UK American Roots UK, Top Albums of the Year List, 2017 Songpickr's 2016 Best Songs Spotify Playlist Official Showcase, IBMA, 2016 Finalist, International Song Writing Competition, 2016
“The Way Down Wanderers intricate, hypnotic rhythms call to mind 'Bittersweet Symphony' more than bluegrass traditional." - Rolling Stone Country
"Somewhere on the spectrum between Old Crow Medicine Show and Mumford and Sons lies the spirited bluegrass-based artistry of The Way Down Wanderers. It is joyful, daring and occasionally sublime.” - Associated Press
“In addition to songwriting skills wholly impressive for their youth, and their equally admirable musicianship, there is a charisma in their sound accompanied by a positivity that proves infectious.” - No Depression
“The Way Down Wanderers is a group who "demonstrates it's arrived with firm mastery of its own vision” on the band's sophomore release, “illusions.” - Pop Matters
"With ‘illusions', The Way Down Wanderers have produced a worthy experiment with form and genre in bluegrass music.” - Americana Highways
"...the band actually emerged fully formed, possessing a certain savvy that assures their ability to stand apart in a crowded field of nu-grass contenders. It also assumes that while The Way Down Wanderers may have only just begun their musical journey, they’ve come quite far already."
- Lee Zimmerman, Relix Magazine
"Their brand new self-titled LP features rip-roaring banjo, carefree mandolin, soaring harmonies, and lush low-end strings. The Way Down Wanderers embark on a locomotive-like barn-burning adventure and beckon us to join—from the first notes of opener “Dead Birds”, a foot-stomping folk tune, to road-trip worthy ramblers like “Circles” and “Blacktop Highway”, with some snarling guitar-rock thrown in for good measure on tracks like “Changing”, there’s a sparkling gem waiting to be discovered around every single corner on this album."
- Mother Church Pew
"Infectious - there is an energy in this music that brings a smile."
- Peter Churchill, AmericanaUK
"We are really liking this."
- Ricky Ross, BBC Radio Scotland