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The Arcadian Wild Hit The Road For Extensive US Tour in Support of New Album, Welcome

Playing Seattle, Portland, LA, Atlanta, St. Louis, Austin, Cleveland, Nashville and more

Made Grand Ole Opry Debut Last Week

The Arcadian Wild Hit The Road For Extensive US Tour in Support of New Album, 'Welcome'

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NEWS SOURCE: Missing Piece
August 24, 2023

August 24, 2023: Off the heels of their Grand Ole Opry debut last week, Nashville’s The Arcadian Wild will embark on an extensive US tour starting this September in support of their new album Welcome, out now via Vere Music. Welcome debuted at #2 on the Billboard Bluegrass Album chart and earned acclaim from the likes of No Depression who said, “These are beautifully crafted songs that go straight for the heart while making the brain feel right at home, too,” and Under The Radar who praised their collaborative blend of chamber folk, stirring vocal harmonies, and rootsy bluegrass tones, all knit together with lush string arrangements.”

Leading up to Welcome’s release the band shared a number of stunningly gorgeous music videos for the album’s singles: “Dopamine”, “Corner”, “Lara”, “Shoulders”, and “Big Sky, MT.”

The Arcadian Wild Hit The Road For Extensive US Tour in Support of New Album, 'Welcome'

Stream/purchase Welcome HERE

Written and recorded in The Arcadian Wild’s hometown of Nashville, TN, Welcome marks the start of a captivating new chapter for the genre-bending trio, consisting of guitarist Isaac Horn, mandolinist Lincoln Mick, and fiddler Bailey Warren, who returned to the studio with renewed purpose and insight after devoting the last few years to a series of critically acclaimed singles and EPs. Like much of the band’s catalog, the album blurs the lines between chamber folk and progressive bluegrass, drawing on everything from country and classical to pop and choral music with lush harmonies and dazzling fretwork, but this time around there’s a rawness to the writing, an embrace of candor and simplicity that cuts straight to the heart like never before.

Working with engineer Logan Matheny (Colony House, Hiss Golden Messenger) and mixer Shani Gandhi (Sarah Jarosz, Sierra Hull), the band approached the recording sessions for the album as live as possible, embracing the organic feel of their concerts with the help of double bassist Erik Coveney (Sierra Hull, Dave Barnes), who joined them on the studio floor. The band doesn't record or perform with drums or percussion, but instead relies on their vocals and instrumentations to provide the backbeat.

“When we’re working on arrangements, we try to treat our band like a drum set: who is the kick, who is the snare, who is the crash, hi hat, etc. This approach helps each of us find our specific role in any given moment or section of the song, which again leads to a much more intentional and conversational arrangement.”

The Arcadian Wild cut their teeth playing house shows, where they learned to treat their audience like family, and released their self-titled debut to widespread praise in 2015, racking up nearly 50 million streams on Spotify alone. Heavy touring followed and the group returned in 2019 with a second full-length LP, Finch In The Pantry, which debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart. When the pandemic forced the trio off the road in 2020, they shifted their focus to composing and recording a multi-movement song cycle that resulted in the 2021 EP Principum, which reached #3 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart and helped earn the band performances everywhere from the Woody Guthrie Center to the Ryman Auditorium.

The Arcadian Wild Hit The Road For Extensive US Tour in Support of New Album, 'Welcome'

L-R: Rusty Harmon (President, Vere Music), Lincoln Mick, Isaac Horn, Bailey Warren & Eli Broxham of The Arcadian Wild, Paige Heinemann (Vere Music), Andrew Stokes (manager, Axiom Entertainment)

Welcome Tracklist:

  1. Lara
  2. Dopamine
  3. Big Sky, MT
  4. Shoulders
  5. Little Bird
  6. Sparrow
  7. Corner
  8. Gàrradh Seileach
  9. Lift My Head
  10. Two Kinds
  11. Fable Of The Times
  12. The End

Tour Dates:

September 5 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern

September 6 - Portland, OR @ Alberta Rose Theatre

September 9 - Pinecrest, CA @ Bear Music Festival

September 10 - Mill Valley, CA @ Sweetwater Music Hall

September 12 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe's Alley

September 13 - Morro Bay, CA @ The Siren

September 14 - Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory - North Hollywood

September 15 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge

September 17 - Louisville, KY @ Bourbon & Beyond Festival

September 20-23 - Nashville, TN @ AMERICANAFEST

September 29 - Chattanooga, TN @ Songbirds

September 30 - Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre

October 11 - Floyd, VA @ Warren G. Lineberry Community Park

October 12 - Newberry, SC @ Newberry Opera House

October 17 - St. Louis, MO @ City Winery St. Louis

October 18 - Davenport, IA @ Redstone Room

October 20 - Green Lake, WI @ Thrasher Opera House

October 21 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Baker Street Centre

October 22 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell's Eccentric Cafe

October 24 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom

October 25 - Steubenville, OH @ Grand Theater

October 26 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival

November 1 - Birmingham, AL @ Woodlawn Theatre Bham

November 2 - Macon, GA @ Grant's Lounge

November 3 - Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre

November 7 - Jackson, MS @ Duling Hall

November 9 - The Woodlands, TX @ Dosey Doe Big Barn

November 10 - Austin, TX @ Saxon Pub

November 11 - Fort Worth, TX @ Tulips FTW

November 12 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Beer City Music Hall

November 13 - Tulsa, OK @ Mercury Lounge

November 14 - Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic Lounge

November 18 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In


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