Bio & Press



Tanyss & Wildwood (Alt-Country, 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 mastermind (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. Check out the new album on Spotify, iTunes, Tidal, Google Play Music, Bandcamp and more!  Search for “Wildwood Laverne” and have at er’

Press Reviews for new album “Laverne”:

“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.”

Edmonton Journal, Tom Murray

Acid-tipped lyrical sensibility on Wildwood's debut

“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.”, Mike Ross


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