Tumbleweed Wanderers are (left to right above): Rob Fidel (Vocals / guitar / banjo), Jeremy Lyon (Vocals / Guitar), Patrick Glynn (Keys / Mandolin), Greg Fleischut (Vocals / Bass / Guitar).
Busking outside of countless Bay Area venues, Tumbleweed Wanderers took stage on the streets of San Francisco in 2011 with the hopes of simply sharing their music. In just two short years, through pure stubborn persistence the band went on to headline the venues they once busked outside of, and, in the process, released three EPs and their debut album, So Long, produced by John Vanderslice at his all analog studio Tiny Telephone. Along the way, their sound evolved from the early stomp-clap acoustic sets to electric rock explosions full of three part harmonies, ripping organ, and screaming guitar solos.
The story and sound of Tumbleweed Wanderers, an Americana inspired mix of soul and rock, spread throughout the Bay, the West Coast and across the country independently. Through constant touring, supporting some of the best road warriors in the game (Moon Taxi, Greensky Bluegrass, Angus Stone, Jackie Green, The Revivalists) and wowing audiences at major festivals (Outside Lands, Hangout, Shaky Knees, and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass) the band solidified themselves as a not-to-be-missed live experience.
After two years of near constant touring, the band hunkered down in a San Francisco mansion-turned-home-studio to begin work on a follow up album. After demoing over twenty new songs, TW whittled the record down to the tightest eleven songs and went into Panoramic Studios in Stinson Beach to cut the basic tracks. They took these back to their home studio, where they incessantly overdubbed, rearranged and tweaked for months on end, layering harmonies, guitars, keyboards, a string quartet, and pedal steel to add a lush landscape to their vision. Seeking fresh ears and a creative spark, the band recruited Brian Deck (Iron & Wine, Modest Mouse) to mix the record. The final product represents Tumbleweed Wanderers in their most honest state – a deep, and colorful blending of the band’s collective influences stemming from a kaleidoscope of American traditions: soul, americana, psychedelia-- all grounded in a fearless backbone of pure rock-n-roll.
Released in the summer of 2015, Realize, showcases the evolution of this talented rock band. Tumbleweed Wanderers celebrated the release of their second LP, Realize, with a two month national headline tour, playing over 35 dates across the country. The band are currently home writing new material.