The Arcadian Wild
The Arcadian Wild is guitarist Isaac Horn, mandolinist Lincoln Mick, and fiddler Paige Park. Inhabiting a space at the intersection of folk, bluegrass, formal, and pop music, the band presents a unique acoustic sound that is simultaneously unified and diverse. Their ability to exist gracefully in that ambiguity is perhaps part of the appeal, and there seems to be something for everyone in The Arcadian Wild’s music. Ear-catching three-part harmony draws in listeners immediately, and those who continue to engage joyfully discover great depths to be explored and enjoyed. With memorable melodies, stirring harmonic tension, engaging rhythmic trinkets, and thought-provoking lyrics, the group displays a deep love of layers, and invites audiences into a world rich in meaning and substance.
“Invitation” is perhaps a defining word for The Arcadian Wild. “Hospitality” is another. Perhaps this is in part due to the fact that house concerts were such a vital part of their beginning, and remain a constant in their current tour schedules. Having much experience with stepping into a stranger’s home, only to quickly feel seen, cared for, and like family, the band searches to create something similar through song. Music that invites, shelters, feeds, and nurtures. Whether they’re performing in a living room, or on the main stage of a folk festival, The Arcadian Wild’s goal is to make everyone who hears them feel at home.
In 2015, after a successful crowdfunding campaign through Kickstarter, the band released their self-titled debut record, and in 2018 released a four-song EP called Wander. Wonder. Now on the heels of their second successfully funded Kickstarter campaign, the band is preparing to release their second full-length record in 2019.