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Tanyss & Wildwood (Alt-Country, Roots, Americana)

Looking for a soundtrack for your next heartache, or maybe your last shot at redemption?

What happens when fireballs collide?

Smart songwriting fueled by an intuitive knack for classic country cadences and pitiless hooks, that’s what!

On the new album “Laverne” Tanyss’ timeless classic vocals and Johnston’s swaggering guitar wizardry are expertly captured by local studio owner/producer (and Juno Nominee) Stew Kirkwood of Sound Extractor.

This is the true tough and tender stuff—songs about smartening up the hard way, sung with real feeling, played with real grit.

In the past 4 months since the release of our debut album “Laverne,” we’ve toured Vancouver Island, booked a few festivals (Sasquatch Gathering, The Works, Calgary Stampede), charted on college radio (#4 in Victoria (Roots/Folk) in Feb, #17 in Burnaby) and have been played on CBC’s Key of A with Katherine Duncan and CKUA’s Wide Cut Country with Allison Brock.  We are currently nominated for a People’s Choice Edmonton Music Award. 


Pick up the new album on Spotify, iTunes, Tidal, Google Play Music and more! 

Just search for “Wildwood Laverne” and let er’ rip.

Hear Tracks:


Press Reviews for new album “Laverne”

Edmonton Journal, Tom Murray:


“Wavering somewhere between roots-rock, rave up and honky tonk, Edmonton’s Wildwood offers up a concise, 10-song debut that sounds like the members missed the last 25 years of country hokum… There’s a steely reserve hiding behind Nixi’s deceptively sweet voice, perfect for the cover of Kitty Wells’ proto-feminist anthem Honky Tonk Angels and her own Useless Torch, a song that would fit nicely in Margo Price or Whitney Rose’s set list. Highly recommended.”

GigCity.ca, Mike Ross:


“Wildwood – Here we have some Alberta classic country so raw, real and hurtin’ you’ll cry in the beer you told the guy to hold while you danced with his girlfriend, and then he drinks your beer, or something like that…The sweet and sultry vocals of Tanyss Nixi distinguishes the music of Wildwood, with “Not Fat Anymore” Dave Johnson (of the band Fuzz Kings) as the wingman. Not much Nashville bro-country here, so we must have to call it “alt-country.”

Thanks so much for listening!


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