From Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes
Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes are from just about the 'deepest South' place you can imagine - Melbourne, Australia. Their own concoction of folk-laced, countrified Americana has brought them success in their homeland, where they've become multiple award winners and favorites amongst music writers and fans.
Lachlan's version of the country/folk genre keeps you guessing; it’s eclectic in the true spirit of 'Americana', with elements of old-school country, dustbowl balladry and nu-folk never far from the surface. The songs are layered, witty, smart and a little mischievous - but always thoughtful, and delivered with Bryan's deep and resonant vocal. This kind of warm, evocative storytelling has drawn comparisons to the likes of John Prine, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Willie Nelson, whilst the band's ability to swing from sensitive to raucous inspired author Jason Walker (Gram parsons: God's Own Singer) to describe Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes as akin to "Nick Cave fronting Steve Earle's band The Dukes". Bryan and band have appeared on the big stages at all the major roots music festivals in Australia, from Byron Bay's Blues Fest through to The Country Music Channel's CMC Rocks The Hunter. They've also opened for the likes of Steve Earle, John Hiatt, Joan Armatrading, The North Mississippi Allstars, Shawn Colvin and even Everlast.