The band Wild Reeds got its start in 2010 as a three-part harmony girl group.
The Wild Reeds were just 19 years old then when they started performing together.
They morphed into a five-piece three years ago, with the addition of Nick Jones, who contributes drums and percussion, and bassist Nick Phakpiseth.
The band pairs driving rhythms and poetic lyrics with powerful, soaring harmonies that pull you in immediately.
The Wild Reeds have transformed from a three part harmony driven band to a full indie folk rock force that has been sweeping the West Coast. In the past year The Wild Reeds have toured along side artist such as Noah Gundersen and Israel Nash while also making an appearance at festivals such as Newport Folk Festival’s sister of the West, Way Over Yonder, Make Music Pasadena, Echo Park Rising, Claremont Folk Festival, Lightning in a Bottle, and successfully captured large audiences every Monday night in December with their Holiday Residency at The Satellite.
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L.A.-based band The Wild Reeds is busy preparing for a showcase at the upcoming Americana Music Awards, slated for Sept. 17 in Nashville, but before that, local music lovers will have a chance to see the band perform an intimate show at State Bridge Riverside Amphitheater. The Friday evening show marks the first time the five-member indie folk rock band has performed at State Bridge.
“The Wild Reeds come from the Southern California collection of young, rootsy, vocal-oriented bands that have brought us Fishtank Ensemble, Leftover Cuties and Dustbowl Revival the last couple of years,” said State Bridge owner Doug Moog. “We can expect really high-quality songcraft and performance. Boozegrass is back for the third time in the last few months and provide an energetic, fun acoustic opening to the evening.”
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“Of all the things I could be, I want to be with you/Of all the dreams I could dream, I want to dream of you.”
The next album will reflect the band’s myriad personal and professional growth, Howe said. Speaking of change, the group officially dropped the safety net.
“We recently quit our day jobs to pursue music full time, so it’s an exciting stage of our lives,” Howe said. “We are also looking forward to the AMA’s this month and The Bluegrass Situation Festival in October.”
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