Texas-based outfit “The Wilder Blue” travels the borderland between musical genres, busting down the gates that separate country, bluegrass, folk, and acoustic rock.
Primary front man and songwriter Zane Williams was already a well-established solo act with a loyal fan base and seven albums under his belt when he reached out to fellow Texas troubadour Paul Eason about starting a band. Paul had three solo albums of his own, not to mention a coveted side-man position playing lead guitar for Texas legend Kevin Fowler, but was immediately intrigued by the project.
Houston-based drummer Lyndon Hughes was next hop on board, bringing his passion for group vocals and extensive engineering and producing experience working with artists like Cody Johnson, Sundance Head, Roger Creager, David Grace, and more. A jam session at a demo studio brought them all together with multi-instrumentalist and singer Andy Rogers on banjo, dobro, mandolin and guitar, and the chemistry was immediate. Eventually the band’s unique vocal blend crystallized with the addition of Austin’s own Sean Rodriguez on bass and vocals.
Recorded in Austin and Houston over a period of eleven months, the debut album entitled “Hill Country” takes the listener on a sprawling journey through twelve original songs arranged, produced, and performed by the band members themselves. New recordings are financed by monthly contributions from fans, who receive access to exclusive content at www.thewilderblue.com. .