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Mile of Music Presents: Sway Wild (ft. Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw) and Auralai
May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$20
Two Mile of Music Festival alumni return to Appleton for this all-seated, all-listening showcase at Gibson Community Music Hall. Don’t miss Sway Wild (ft. Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw) and Auralai on May 5!
Who: Sway Wild (ft. Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw), Auralai
When: Thusday, May 5 at 7:00 pm (Doors at 6:00 pm)
Where: Gibson Community Music Hall (211 W College Ave., Appleton)
Cost: $20 in advance, $10 for 2022 Music-Makers with code sent via email
San Juan Island, WA-based indie folk-rock duo Mandy Fer and Dave McGraw are back at it with a new sound, and a new name: Sway Wild! Their exceptional vocal harmonies, coupled with Fer’s pioneering electric guitar work, have become a vehicle to carry them around the world, sharing stages with the likes of Iron & Wine, Lake Street Dive, Gregory Alan Isakov, and Mandolin Orange. Sway Wild’s infectious sound explores the corners of rock, pop, funk, prog, worldbeat, and folk, but at its nucleus it is undeniably a music full of joy. It can squeeze the heart in your chest, it can draw tears from your eyes, and it can force you to get up and move your body; over and over, it somehow manages to do all three at once. Mandy Fer also tours as the lead guitarist for Grammy nominated Allison Russell and recently performed with Brandi Carlile and Jason Isbell.
A foundation of cello, abstract but vivid lyrics, and complex and catchy rhythms and melodies make for a fiercely engaging experience. No slave to conventional songwriting or classical cello form, Auralai’s unique brand of cello-pop brings a much needed breath of fresh air to the contemporary music scene.