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Date(s) - Fri, Dec 17, 2021
Alana Wyld & Wyld Blu serve up their blues with a generous side order of rhythm, heart and soul. The menu is rich, reflecting a variety of influences from classic and Texas blues, rock, boogie, R&B – even splashes of country flavor. From smooth blues grooves to full throttle overdrive, Wyld’s uncompromising passion as a songwriter, musician and performer is the heart of “Wyld style”.
Whether performing solo, as a duo, or with the fully outfitted electric band, be prepared for a magnetic, supercharged show. Extreme musicianship and driving, high-energy performances take traditional blues, boogie and blues-rock in a new direction. Blues-driven guitar power combines with powerful vocals that transition from sweet, melodic and moving to outright grit and grind… A generous helping of fiery, ardent harp and funk-laced driving rhythmic attacks form the uniquely dynamic edge that defines Wyld’s compelling sound and soul.
Wyld Blu has been making a mark on the Northeastern music scene, capturing audiences attention with an ardent following. From classic blues style to a bigger and bolder sound with rock, country and R&B influences, Wyld’s uncompromising passion as a songwriter, guitarist, and performer is the heart and soul of the music.
Alana Wyld is the 2018 and 2019 New York State Capital Region Blues Challenge Solo Artist Winner, twice representing the Northeastern region in the prestigious International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis TN. Winner of the 2019 CRBN Band Division challenge, she is showcased in the 2020 International Blues Challenge together with band mates NYS Blues Hall of Fame Master Richard Surrano (harp/vocals), Per Bergquist (bass/vocals) and Phil Nestor (drums, percussion) representing New York State’s Capital Region Blues Network in the IBC 2020 Band Division.
Alana Wyld & Wyld Blu was awarded the “2019 Blues Artist of the Year” Thomas Edison Music Award (The Eddies). The band also performed at the gala event and ceremony held at Proctors Theater, NY, on April 14, 2019. The band has been nominated again for 2020 Blues Artist of the Year.
A prolific and accomplished writer, her undeniable songwriting skills landed her two spots on the American Blues compilation album for Live Aid International based in Rome, Italy. A non-profit project, the proceeds support cultural music education for children in developing nations.
Wyld’s debut album is set for release this year. What can fans expect? What she calls blues tapestry – a Wyld musical tapestry. “Flavors of Rock, Funk, R&B, Country, and a whole lotta Blues!”
Alana Wyld & Wyld Blu are repeat headliners at numerous venues, festivals, corporate and private events throughout the Catskills, Hudson Valley, Capital Region, NY/Tri-State area & surrounding regions. A National tour is on the calendar for 2020.