Latest News

  • Holy Roller Revue is Back!

    Catch us at The Fox Cabaret Saturday, November 18th

    June 27, 2017
  • Vinyl Release Party

    Saturday, June 10th 7:00pm @ Neptoon Records

    June 1, 2017
  • High Impedance Album Review

    Take a moment to read the review of our album by Harry Kaplan at Twangrila.

    April 14, 2017
  • New Album Now Available!

    Our new album “High Impedance” is now available on iTunes.

    April 8, 2017
  • Interview in Beatroute Magazine

    Read the interview here

    November 23, 2016
  • The Holy Roller Revue

    The Wayward Hearts host The Holy Roller Revue – Thursday Nov 24th @ The Fox Cabaret Info and tickets here

    June 9, 2016
  • The Wayward Hearts LIVE – Car Free Day – 12pm Sunday June 19th – 2016

    Car Free Day 2016

    April 5, 2016
  • New Show Just Announced! – SET TIME 8:15 sharp!

    Accordion Noir Festival 2015  Sept 11 – The Wise Hall  Doors 8pm

    August 24, 2015
  • Sunday, March 15th

    with Jackson, Mississippi's Young Valley

    February 28, 2015
  • March 23rd, 2015

    with Seattle, Washington's NoRey - Biltmore Cabaret

    February 26, 2015
  • Live at The Fox Cabaret

    New video from the last show - February 10th, 2015 @ The Fox Cabaret

    February 10, 2015
  • The Wayward Hearts Ep

    New Ep available now!

    February 8, 2015
  • Copperhead Road Cover

    Have a listen to our latest cover song.

    January 1, 2015
  • Live at The Whisky A GOGO

    Amazing Live video available on YouTube

    July 20, 2014



    • The Wayward Hearts

      High Impedance

      Release date: April 2017

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    • The Wayward Hearts EP

      Our EP is now available.

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    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, Emily Helsdon, Jim Favaro, Kirk Douglas and Thorsten Abel. 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 the punchy, bluesy rhythm section of Douglas and Abel, 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.




    Contact us:  thewaywardhearts(at)gmail.com