Wailing Loons create Music for Good, driven by a mission of writing and performing music that reflects and transforms society.
"VOICE AND INSTRUMENTATION ARE BOTH EFFORTLESS AND AIRTIGHT… THIS IS AN
ALBUM PAINTING THE PORTRAIT OF PEOPLE SPRUNG FROM THE EARTH, FROM HARDWORK AND WANDERLUST AND THE DRIVE TO DO AND BE BETTER, STARTING WITH SELF, WHICH IS NOT TO SAY IT'S A HEAVY HANDED AFFAIR. BECAUSE IT'S ALSO AN ALBUM ABOUT BONFIRES AND BOURBON AND THE SANCTUARY OF EACH OTHER."
- NIK PEREZ, MINNEAPOLIS POET
"WAILING LOONS ENTERTAINED AND BANTERED WITH THE AUDIENCE IN BETWEEN DANCEABLE FOLK ROCK THAT DEALT WITH TOPICS OF NORTHERN LIGHTS, BANK ROBBERIES, AND MOONSHINE. THEY OFTEN QUIPPED ABOUT THEIR PRIDE OF BEING MINNESOTA’S SMALLEST REPRESENTATION AT BONNAROO..."
— HANNAH HRON, LOCAL CURRENT BLOG
The Loons are now six strong, with Dan on guitar and vocals, Emilie on vocals, Casey Pavek on banjo and vocals, Nick Neylon on upright bass, Erin Manlove on viola, and Matthew Marshall on drums.
2016 will be a huge year: in partnership with Eat for Equity and Oxfam America, the band returns to play #MusicForGood on the Solar Powered Stage for two nights of Bonnaroo. The Loons also headline the Wild Springs Festival, immerse in community at MBOTMA Festival, and return to raise money for local YMCA Camps at the 2nd Annual Prairie Burn Festival in Wisconsin.
Wailing Loons just released their debut mini-LP "Fire in the Cold" in April of 2016 after recording with Neil Weir at Old Blackberry Way. Here's to building a stronger community through music together!