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File: Peoria’s Way Down Wanderers New Album Announced and Video Single Released

| May 18, 2021

THE WAY DOWN WANDERERS (photo Keith Cotton)

Peoria’s country-roots stalwarts, The Way Down Wanderers (featured cover story in March 2019 IE), just announced their new album More Like Tomorrow drops on September 10. More Like Tomorrow finds the Peoria, Illinois-based quintet refining their music, pushing new boundaries of roots-based music with their blend of folk, rock, bluegrass, and deep harmonies.

Their first single and video, layered with a glorious Rhodes piano and an infectious vocal, “Hiding,”  just dropped yesterday.

The Way Down Wanderers are Austin Krauss-Thompson (lead vocals/guitar, keys, mandolin), Colin Krauss (lead vocals/mandolin, guitar, fiddle), John Merikoski (drums, percussion, piano/backing vocals), Travis Kowalsly (banjo), and John Williams (electric & upright bass/backing vocals). Special guest Roger Joseph Manning, Jr (Beck, Jellyfish) is featured on keyboards. 

More Like Tomorrow is the follow-up to The Way Down Wanderers’ acclaimed 2018 sophomore album illusions, which garnered high praise from The Associated Press, Rolling Stone Country, Relix, No Depression, The Boot, PopMatters, and Illinois Entertainer (cover story), and much more. More Like Tomorrow was recorded and produced by David Schiffman (HAIM, Rage Against The Machine, Charlie XCX, Audioslave), who also produced illusions. 

– David Gedge

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