According to their official bio, The Way Down Wanderers are, “Equal parts fast-paced and soulful; they not only draw listeners in with their energy and originality but captivate fans with a unique and touching story. Banjo player, Ben Montalbano and fiddle/mandolin player, Collin Krause, are half brothers who met each other for the first time 5 years ago. The two were shocked to find that they were not only pursuing careers in music, but were drawn to the same genres. In addition to their unexpected brotherly collaboration, the band members’ diverse backgrounds in bluegrass, jazz, classical and rap blend together to form unique vocal harmonies, soaring instrumentals, lively dynamics and standout melodies.”
They’re a group of skilled players who write jammy, urban bluegrass. The debut EP “Path to Follow” shows their classical training and songwriting skill; combining solos and vocal harmonies into a progressive folk rock jam.
Austin Thompson – Guitar
Ben Montalbano – Banjo, Keyboard, and Vocals
Collin Krause – Mandolin, Fiddle, Guitar, and Vocals