Take a moment to read the review of our album by Harry Kaplan at Twangrila.
Our new album “High Impedance” is now available on iTunes.
Read the interview here
The Wayward Hearts host The Holy Roller Revue – Thursday Nov 24th @ The Fox Cabaret Info and tickets here
Car Free Day 2016
Accordion Noir Festival 2015 Sept 11 – The Wise Hall Doors 8pm
with Jackson, Mississippi's Young Valley
with Seattle, Washington's NoRey - Biltmore Cabaret
New video from the last show - February 10th, 2015 @ The Fox Cabaret
New Ep available now!
Have a listen to our latest cover song.
Amazing Live video available on YouTube
Subscribing heavily to the Southern Gothic aesthetic and lauding classic Americana, The Wayward Hearts tell stories about unrequited love, shameless self-destruction and the darker side of common truths. Founded in the fall of 2013, the band recorded its first self titled EP in the spring of 2014. That same year the band played the 100 000 person Khatsalano Music Festival and the legendary Whiskey A-GoGo in Los Angeles. Their first full length album, High Impedance, produced by Vancouver’s Jesse Gander, was released in the spring of 2017.
The Wayward Hearts are Bradley Damsgaard, Sarah Irwin, Emily Helsdon, Jim Favaro, Kirk Douglas and Scott Paulley. Depending on the time of year when asked, certain members will claim influences ranging from 16 Horsepower and Shovels & Rope, to Lightnin’ Hopkins, Gram Parsons and Ennio Morricone.
Helsdon and Favaro weave together violin and accordion, creating a distinctly classical texture to accompany Damsgaard’s haunting banjo and slide guitar. Mixed with singer Sarah Irwin’s Irish rooted vocal harmonies and the punchy, bluesy rhythm section of Douglas and Paulley, the band delivers unassuming, folk, blues and country stylings. While paying homage to traditional roots music, their modern arrangements bring a refreshing approach to the genre.