Saxton's River

by The Wilderness

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Reid Stein This is incredible music. I was lucky enough to play with and meet these incredible guys and that's how I got into their music. Great, down to earth people with music that reflects just that. Keep being randy, The Wilderness, the best is yet to come Favorite track: The Silence.
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We have so many people to thank for this album. It’s been a long, sometimes miserable, sometimes fantastic two years. But it’s finally over and here it is. It would be remiss if we did not take the time to thank some people, whom without their help and support, we would not have this album, nor this band. First and foremost every single one of our indiegogo supporters who helped fund this album, in particular, Braden Holtby, Mihkel Tombak, and Mark Lansky. Every single one of your generous donations made this project possible. Our families who’ve had to deal with their sons being in a band and all of the worry that comes with it. To our Mums, Dads, sisters and brothers, you are the reason we are who we are today. To Gail Flanagan and Glen Neale who made our most recent tour to promote this record possible. To Brittany Moore, Jonas’s partner who graciously made this incredible album artwork out of the goodness of her heart. To Maple Lodge Farms who helped with a sponsorship. Georgie Greencorn who welcomed us into her home while we recorded and fed us and looked after us. Mark Evans and Jeff Bass who all helped make the recording process happen.

The staff at The Brooklyn who took a chance on us when we were nobodies in the Kingston music scene and let us play there time and time again, in particular, John Saris, Gavin Stainton and Zoe Lyons. When we make it big, we will replace your drum kit. Promise. Stefan Myers and bloody Jordan Campbell for their help and advice with “The Randy Van”. Diana Lawrence for her relentless ongoing support. Buffie, Andy and Lily, who started out as great fans and who ended up better friends. You have helped us more than you’ll ever know. Nicole Daniels for all your help with absolutely everything. Chris Hall for being so patient with us and for designing amazing merch. Eunice Kim for being a calming influence on our last tour and taking so may wonderful pictures. Jacob Hawley for always helping us film and photograph stuff at the drop of a hat. Jake Delmastro for recording some of our stuff to tape in the basement.

Anita and Trevor Johnson at Roswell Rehearsals for having us jam and rehearse our album every night for a month before recording. Liam Neale for joining this band and throwing himself in at the deep end and working his ass off with us.

To all the great music venues in Kingston in particular The Toucan, The Mansion, The Grad Club and Musiikki where we met as a band. All the great sound guys, Mikey (The Brooklyn), Josh Hewson (The Mansion), Jack Troughton (The Toucan) and Will Van Rhyn (Grad Club). Chanpreet Amole for parting with you dear van Chocolate. Everyone who’s lent us a helping hand on the road, in the form of a couch, a bed, a hot meal, a jumpstart, spare gas or even driving Sacha to the hospital. In particular Fran Menton, Curtis Kyle and Leslie. And finally, of course, you guys, the ones who come to our shows, who’ve bought this record, who’ve tossed us a few bucks while busking. Thank you for supporting us and believing in us. Here’s to the next chapter of randy adventures.

The Wilderness.


released May 29, 2017

All songs written, arranged and produced by: The Wilderness
Engineered by: Jeff Bass, Mark Evans, The Wilderness
Mixing and Mastering: Jonas Lewis-Anthony (In Liam's bedroom).
Drum Editing: Liam Neale
Tree Logo: Christopher Hall
Album Artwork and Design: Brittany Moore



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The Wilderness Kingston, Ontario

The Wilderness was born from the words of Dick Proenneke, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Charles Bukowski, Irvine Welsh and other prolific 20th century writers. With influences spanning an esoteric musical spectrum, The Wilderness will continue to reinvent itself and seeks to draw in an audience that can handle the ride. ... more

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