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Wildwood combines country and alt country with a few choice covers

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 I was looking forward to Edmonton alternative country quartet  Wildwood, featuring Tanyss Nixi and The Fuzz Kings’ David Johnston plus bassist Mitch Diesel and drummer Scott Lingley, but only caught half of their May 18 show at the Owl Acoustic lounge.

I arrived just in time for  a great cover of Chris Knight/ Cross Canadian Ragweed’s “ Cry Lonely,” sung by Nixi, who followed that up with “Rich People” from Tanyss Nixi and David Johnston of Wildwood. photo by Richard AmeryWildwood’s new Cd “Laverne.”

She traded lead vocals with Johnston, who sang the more Neil Young and Crazy Horse tinged alternative country, while she  sang the more classic country  songs including an upbeat cover of Johnny Cash’s “Cry,Cry, Cry” which wound down their first set.

Dave Johnston sang another highlight from the CD in the second set “ half As Rich As You Are Lonely,” with Bruce Springsteen swagger.

They traded vocals on a couple songs and Nixi turned things totally country on “Lonely All The Time.”

 They made things a little more rock and Roll with “Let the Juke Box Keep on Playing.”

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 May 2018 11:42 )  
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