Vancouver's Wooden Horsemen have gone through a full transformation since their introduction to the scene as a folk 3-piece in 2013. Singers Steven Beddall and Missy Cross's woven harmonies remain at the core of the band's sound, however the foundation has shifted from delicate acoustic strings to a brassy, electric 7-piece blues-rock outfit.
Their forthcoming album, Past Lives, stands both as a fiery testament to the American South, and an acknowledgment of the intimate relationship between music and spirituality. Influenced by Alan Lomax's 'American Patchwork' series, tracks such as "I've Been Changed" and "You Better Mind" aim to harness the raw spirit of gospel while maintaining the band's signature modern rock n' roll sound. Swampy, sweaty and downright dirty blues mix with ethereal harmonies and a blazing horn section, resulting in a gritty, powerful, and ultimately unforgettable live experience.
2016's EP Sentient gained attention within the Canadian college radio circuit and charted in CBC Radio 3's Top 20 for four weeks following its release, as the band became a staple in Western Canada's festival circuit. This past summer saw them team up with award winning filmmaker Darcy Turenne to create a playful video for "Lies", the first single of the new album due September 7th, 2018.
The band has been steadily building its reputation as a force to be reckoned with, and continue the journey with the release of “Past Lives” November 2nd, 2018.
Wooden Horsemen are:
Steven Beddall : Vox & Guitar
Missy Cross : Vox & Percussion
Cole Graham : Trumpet
Paul Clark ; Drums
Joseph Lubinsky-Mast : Bass
Craig Aalders : Electric Guitar
Owen Connell : Keys & Organ