Are you ready for an unforgettable musical journey? Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 12th, because The Arcadian Wild is coming to town! This Nashville-based four-piece Indie Folk/Pop group is set to take the stage and captivate audiences with their unique blend of genres that seamlessly combines the traditional with the contemporary.
The Arcadian Wild is led by songwriters Isaac Horn, Lincoln Mick, and Bailey Warren. They sang together in choir at university in Nashville. One day after class, they got together to jam, and here they are almost 10 years later. Their choir days have informed their sound and approach to arranging, writing, and performing from the very beginning. Although the band has changed since they first formed, their vocal roots still play a huge role in the band’s identity.
Isaac explains that their name comes from stories of Ancient Greek mythology. He says, “Arcadia was a province in Greece, described in mythological accounts to be a place of eternal spring. There was no death or decay, and the people living there took care of the land, and in return, the land cared for them. One story spoke of a beautiful and perfect music that could always be heard in Arcadia. These stories inspired our band name, but also serve as inspiration for the music we make together.”
With their distinct musical backgrounds and talents, this talented trio confidently explores the intersection of genres, creating a sound that is entirely their own. Their music effortlessly weaves together elements of progressive Bluegrass, Folk, and formal vocal music, resulting in songs that are an invitation to experience a range of emotions and stories.
Regarding their musical approach, Isaacs adds, “Between all of us in the band, we listen to a lot of different types of music. Bailey grew up playing Bluegrass music in fiddle troupes, while Linc and myself grew up listening to Pop Punk and the occasional singer/songwriter. We didn’t really start to do deep dives into the Folk and acoustic world until college, and it really opened things up for us. Now, when we all put our heads together to write and arrange, it feels like all these different genres and styles get thrown together as we each put our own individual fingerprint on the music.”
Many of their songs carry a sense of storytelling, drawing from personal experiences and tales they’ve encountered. As Isaacs notes, “We tend to write about what we know. Things that have happened to us, stories told to us by loved ones, or a story from a favorite book or movie. Our most recent album “Welcome” features lots of stories of hospitality. Recently, we’ve felt especially grateful to all the people in our lives who have sacrificed and given themselves up in order to serve us and all the people around them, and we’ve tried to honor them through these new songs. That said, we have also witnessed many examples of inhospitality, and there are a few songs on the new record that try to shed light on the ways we tend to exclude, rather than welcome.”
The Arcadian Wild’s music is not only influenced by their personal experiences but also by the natural world, as reflected in their album artwork. They find inspiration in the beauty of nature and its connection to their music and artistic vision.
As they embark on their musical journey, The Arcadian Wild continues to build a fan base and connect with their audience through social media and online platforms. Their online presence has played a crucial role in reaching listeners and sharing their creative process and musical journey.
When asked about their long-term goals and aspirations, they express a desire to continue creating music that tells the truth and does so in a way that is loving to the audience. Their intentionality and joy in their craft are influenced by artists like Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers, Madison Cunningham, James Taylor, Relient K, Sarah Jarosz, and Hawktail.
Live performances are at the heart of The Arcadian Wild’s experience, and they cherish the unique connection with their audience. Each show is a one-of-a-kind experience, and the audience plays a pivotal role in making each concert memorable. The band’s priority is to make every audience member feel welcome and included, fostering a sense of togetherness.
Their latest album, “Welcome” represents a new chapter in their creative journey. It blends Chamber Folk and progressive Bluegrass with a rawness and simplicity in the writing that cuts straight to the heart. Looking ahead, The Arcadian Wild has dreams of performing in dream venues and festivals while continuing to collaborate with fellow artists who share their passion for storytelling through music.
As they navigate the demands of being musicians, they find inspiration in the world around them, turning to the things that fill them up when they’re feeling unproductive or uninspired. Engaging with nature, good books, music, and meaningful interactions with others keeps their creative juices flowing.
They invite you to mark your calendar for Thursday, October 12th, and experience their genre-bending sound live and in-person. Don’t miss out on what promises to be an unforgettable night of Indie Folk/Pop music that transcends boundaries and touches the soul. The Arcadian Wild is coming to town, and you don’t want to miss.