Toronto band Wild Rivers has quickly become known as the finest purveyors of “Folk ‘n Roll and Country Soul,” and just one listen to their music will confirm this is true.
Delivering an infectious blend of folk, country and rock, the quartet--Khalid Yassein (vocals, guitar), Devan Glover (vocals), Ben Labenski (drums) and Andrew Oliver (guitar, bass)--infuses their tracks with touches of 1970s pop, drawing on influences like Fleetwood Mac and James Taylor.
Wild Rivers just released their new EP Eighty-Eight, the follow up to their highly successful 2016 self-titled debut album which has received over 27 million streams on Spotify alone. Recorded between Ontario and Nashville, Eighty-Eight is a five-track collection that transports listeners to another place in time through stunning harmonies and romantically wistful lyrics that evoke the most powerful emotions from within. The EP also features their haunting single "Howling." Watch a live performance of the song below.
Wild Rivers is scheduled to perform a series of tour dates in the U.S. this August. Check out the full list below.
8/3 - Rochester NY - Rochester Public Market
8/5 - Fairfield CT - StageOne
8/7 - Exton PA - Eagleview Concert Series
8/8 - New York NY - Mercury Lounge
8/9 - Washington DC - Union Stage
8/11 - Bethlehem PA - Musikfest
8/24 - Ontonagon MI - Porcupine Mountains Music Festival
9/20 - Atlanta GA - Eddie’s Attic
9/22-23 - Franklin TN - Pilgrimage Festival
9/24 - Dallas TX - Cambridge Room
9/26 - Phoenix AZ - Last Exit Live
9/27 - San Diego CA - Voodoo Room @ HOB
9/30 - Los Angeles CA - Moroccan Lounge
10/1 - San Francisco CA - Brick & Mortar Music Hall
10/2 - Portland OR - Mission Theatre
10/3 - Seattle WA - Barboza
10/5 - Spokane WA - The Bartlett
10/6 - Bozeman MT - Live from the Divide
10/7 - Denver CO - Lost Lake
10/10 - Ames IA - Maintenance Shop @ Iowa State
10/11 - Iowa City IA - The Mill
10/12 - Chicago IL - Martyrs
Eighty-Eight is now available on digital music platforms. Stream it on Spotify here. For all of Wild Rivers' latest news and updates, follow them on social media: