ARTS Pick: Way Down Wanderers

The Way Down Wanderers play up the positive vibes at the Southern on Tuesday. Publicity image. The Way Down Wanderers play up the positive vibes at the Southern on Tuesday. Publicity image.

Sweethearts of the road: It can be tough to stand out in the field of bluegrass with all the talented players currently on the road, but The Way Down Wanderers have found a sweet spot in the mix. The Peoria, Illinois, band relies on exceptional musicianship and a family-like bond with fans to get heard on its extensive tours of the United States, Canada, and the U.K. Americana music journal No Depression says, “there is a charisma in their sound accompanied by a positivity that proves infectious.”

Tuesday 9/24. $10-12, 8pm. The Southern Cafe & Music Hall 103 S. First St. 977-5590.

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