Welcome

The Midnight Wanderers started over a decade ago when husband and wife, Matt and Jenny Richardson started to delve deeper into the folk tradition. Matt picked up the banjo and Jenny gravitated to upright bass. From here they slowly shaped their band and the old time goodness of their set lists. Drawing from bluegrass to old time, to folk and blues their music covers the gamut of americana. Matt, who grew up the son of a Texas Western Swing fiddle player, has recently started bringing more Bob Wills tunes into the group. Jenny, one of the main songwriters in the band has been adding in original tunes that blend well into the mix.

Although the lineup has moved around a bit over the years, the current lineup really lets them explore their full potential. Thad Miller, fiddler extraordinaire,  joined the band in 2019.  He has become an integral part of their sound, with his fiery fast fiddle runs and high lonesome harmonies and vocal leads.  Joel Greenemeir brought his dulcet tenor and mandolin to the Wanderers in early 2022. A bluegrass veteran of the Lincoln scene.   Rounding out the Sound is Colten Welch on those lightning fast guitar licks and Rhythm. He brings a fun energy to the group.

The Midnight Wanderers really are a collaborative effort. Taking turns singing lead and picking songs keep the set diverse. They are also working on perfecting their one mic technique, which is an old fashion technique that involves the entire band learning to mix themselves on stage by moving around the mic. One of the few local bands working with this technique. 

They took 1st place in the Acoustic band division at the TallGrass Fiddle Festival. They were also invited to play the Grand Island Music Series,  Plainsong Folk Festival, Longest day Festival, Harvest Ale Festival, Wild West Fest, Big River Steampunk Festival, Albion summer concerts series and the  Applegrass festival. 

They are looking forward and getting out to entertain you!


 

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Jun15

The Midnight Wanderers @ Lightest day Festival

Lightest day Festival, Ord, NE

Join us for our annual celebration of light beers, the summer solstice, and bluegrass music! ***New to 2024, we're joining forces with Valley Rods Unlimited to bring Father's Day Rod Run together with The Lightest Day. We'll have food trucks on site, bluegrass music, and your favorite light beers to sip on. Stay tuned for details! See less