Wild Rivers with Special Guest Hans Williams
Join us Saturday, August 12th for Wild Rivers with Special Guest Hans Williams for the Spruce Peak Summer Concert Series, featuring amazing music by celebrated artists in a magical green mountain setting.
Village Green Opens at 5pm | Hans Williams at 6pm | Wild Rivers at 7pm
About Wild Rivers
Indie trio Wild Rivers (Khalid Yassein, Devan Glover, and Andrew Oliver) have a gift for penning introspective lyrics and genre-fluid melodies that transmit wisdom beyond their years. Their anticipated full-length album, Sidelines—co-produced by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Sharon van Etten) and Wild Rivers and recorded in Connecticut, Los Angeles and Khalid and Devan’s college town of Kingston, Ontario (where the two originally met and began making music together)—touches on coming-of-age themes and embracing the unknown.
Sonically, Wild Rivers pull from a spectrum of sounds, imbuing pop, rock, indie, and folk into each song’s blueprint. “We all listen to a wide range of music, from hip-hop to indie rock to pop,” Devan says. “We like to pull our favorite parts of every genre and patch them together and see what works and see what feels good.”
As they embark on the next chapter of their journey, Wild Rivers, who first caught audiences’ attention with their 2016 self-titled debut, followed by two EPs (2018’s Eighty-Eight and 2020’s Songs To Break Up To), are especially eager to take Sidelines on the road. The live setting is where they originally cultivated a dedicated following and opening for celebrated acts like The Paper Kites, Donovan Woods and Jake Bugg. Building an authentic relationship with fans, while channeling classic singer-songwriters like James Taylor and Fleetwood Mac, has been vital to Wild Rivers’ connection with audiences across the globe.
About Hans Williams
Hans Williams is a 21 year old independent singer-songwriter whose wistful, stirring alt-pop is infused with the mindscapes of his native Vermont. Often collaborating with his childhood friend, the producer Phin Choukas, Hans continues to experiment with indie, folk, and alternative sounds as a rising senior studying marketing at Tulane University. He is excited to share his development as an artist and an individual with each new release.
All shows are rain or shine. In case of heavy rain or inclement weather, alternative location will be at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. Change of location will be made and announced no later than 10:00am the day of the show.
A portion of ticket sales goes to Spruce Peak Cares’ partner charities: Vermont Foodbank, Meals on Wheels, Clarina Howard Nichols Center, United Way of Lamoille County, The Current, and the North Country Animal League. Learn more at https://www.sprucepeak.com/sprucepeak-cares.