The Way Down Wanderers

The Orpheum Presents:

The Way Down Wanderers

Jeremiah and the Red Eyes

Saturday, April 13 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.50 - $14.50

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

The Way Down Wanderers
The Way Down Wanderers
Often referred to by fans as one of the hardest-working, hardest-touring bands on the circuit today, the 5-piece Illinois-based act not only proves that classification with their jam-packed tour schedule but also on stage every night, with youthful exuberance and a lively stage show, as reliable as it is infectious. High energy percussion, mandolin, guitar, bass, banjo and fiddle weave seamlessly together to create an experience for fans that has sold out shows across the UK and the United States, filling the front rows with fans not just singing along to one tune, but singing along to all of them. “Everybody says it. We’d be nothing without our supporters. Yeah, they buy tickets and of course we love that, but when we’ve been on the road for 10 hours and walk onto a stage road weary and we see familiar faces singing along, it’s hard to describe. It's everything, really. There’s a whole lot of love there.”

Music enthusiasts are not the only ones taking note. Critics and tastemakers alike have awarded the young artists an impressive number of accolades ranging from official showcases at AmericanaFest (2018) and International Bluegrass Music Association (2016) to Whitstable UK Session of the Year (2017), a BBC Scotland Session (2017) as well as Finalist, International Song Writing Competition (2015 & 2016), Chicago’s Best Emerging Artist, Deli Magazine (2014) and Songpickr’s Best Songs Spotify Playlist (2016) among others. The young men are no strangers to the festival circuit either, having played major National and Regional Festivals such as Merlefest, Summer Camp, Red Wing Roots Music Festival and Saskatchewan Jazz Fest all across the United States, Canada and the UK. The band has also graced the stage of coveted venues such as Bluegrass Underground (TN), The Fox Theater (CO), Park West (IL), The Vogue (IN) The Station Inn (TN) The Ark (MI), and countless others.
Jeremiah and the Red Eyes
Jeremiah and the Red Eyes
Flagstaff, AZ based, Emmy nominated Native American singer/songwriter Jeremiah Sammartano who fronts the bluesy/Americana group, Jeremiah and the Red Eyes, has covered many miles over the past several years - taking the various roads spreading the "Delta Blues and Twangy Grooves" from Los Angeles outward to Flagstaff, Denver, Austin, St. Louis, Nashville (where he relocated for a spell in 2008-2009), Chicago, Cincinnati - and recently overseas to London and Brighton, UK. In the past Jeremiah has shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Southern Culture On The Skids,Tommy Womack, David Olney, Mike Stinson, SHURMAN and has performed on the radio shows: WDVX Blue Plate Special out of Knoxville, TN., The Live@Lunch show on KRFC out of Fort Collins, CO., and Chris Morris' Watusi Rodeo show out of Los Angeles. In Spring 2011 Jeremiah received an Emmy nomination for writing music for the documentary Prison Through Tomorrow's Eyes. Two albums have been released - 2004's Red Eyed And Restless and 2010's Under Your Spell - and soon, for the Fall of 2012, a new 10 song album called HOME will be released - followed by more tours and shows.