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 Wilder on guitar and banjo and vocals, Emilie Hitch on vocals, Nick Neylon on upright bass, Erin Manlove on viola, Matthew Marshall on drums and Laura Fritz on the clogging board and ukulele.
2019 will be a huge year: in partnership with Eat for Equity and Oxfam America, the band returns to play #MusicForGood on the solar powered “How” Stage at Bonnaroo for the 5th year in a row. This year will see the 20th set of music the Loons have played at the festival.
Wailing Loons released their debut mini-LP "Fire in the Cold" in April of 2016. The Loons are currently recording their first full length studio album to be released in the spring of 2020. Here's to building a stronger community through music together!