The Way Down Wanderers
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The Way Down Wanderers

Chicago, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

Chicago, Illinois, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Americana Folk




"The Way Down Wanderers Take it Analog"

“A polished sound filled with strong vocals and fantastic harmonizing, made all the better with vivid lyrics and powerful instrumentation.” - - Best New Bands

"Diverse Backgrounds result in Fresh Sound"

"What impresses me most about these young guys, is the maturity and depth of their songwriting. By mashing up their diverse musical backgrounds in classical, rap, theater, folk, bluegrass, and jazz, you get a blending of styles and personalities that produce music that is fresh, exciting, and meaningful. The Way Down Wanderers are a band to follow!" - Tim Weed (Fouder of "Last Chance" which went on to launch the careers of Grammy-winning artists, Stuart Duncan and Alison Brown.) - Tim Weed


Still working on that hot first release.



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 rap music, blend together to form unique harmony vocals, soaring instrumentals, lively dynamics and standout melodies.