The Wilds is led by singer/songwriters Holly Arntzen-vocals, dulcimer, piano, and Kevin Wright-vocals, percussion, sax. When Holly and Kevin sing and write songs together, think Joni Mitchell meets Bon Scott (of ACDC.) An unlikely combination, but one that bears rich sounds, energy and a unique musical perspective.
The sound of the Wilds is “Folk Pop to Rock Your World”-the folk/blues of Holly’s slide dulcimer, mixed with Kevin’s hard-hitting cajon and congas, and lit up by rich vocal harmonies, solid backbone bass and virtuoso guitar playing.
Each year the Wilds can be found tromping up and down one watershed or another, singing their songs of salmon, rivers, oceans and social justice. In spring 2015 it was the Up Your Watershed! tour in the Fraser Basin, from Prince George on down to the coast. In 2016 and 2017 they completed the Rock the Salish Sea Tours to seven coastal BC communities, working with local schools and producing major concerts, singing out for the inland ocean between Vancouver Island and the mainland.
Doors: 7 pm – Acoustic Jam
Open Stage: 7:30 pm
Appetizer Set from Feature: 8:15 pm
Break: 8:30 – Acoustic Jam
Feature: 9 pm.