Fennario’s Wolf will be streaming their performance live on their official Facebook page the night of the concert, and furthermore, the show will be recorded and released at a later date. The band’s collaboration with Brumberg is part of a long lineage of special guest artists at live shows. The partnership arose from Edwin Lightner, Fennario’s Wolf’s vocalist, mandolin, and guitar player, meeting and working with Brumberg at the Delfest Academy. Lightner and Brumberg have previously performed together in a Delfest Academy outfit, Tiger Lightning Machete.
“Our goal is to take American traditional music and make it our own,” Lightner says of the band, which is partly why Fennario’s Wolf always has a special guest performer from a different musical background at each show. “Playing traditional and composed songs adding a guest from a folk, rock, or jazz music background ensures an extraordinary sound.”
Thus, despite being firmly rooted in bluegrass and Americana themes, Fennario’s Wolf is at its strongest when exploring how those roots interact with other sonic musings. From folk to jazz, Fennario’s Wolf unites a bevy of traditional and contemporary stylings together to energize listeners with a unique music experience like no other. Matthew Henry, the band’s previous lead guitar, has moved to banjo for this new series of shows.
As a mandolinist, Lightner has found significant acclaim throughout his career. He has previously played second mandolin in the Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra, and in 2007, he was a finalist in the CMSA Classical Mandolin Competition. The Jukebox Podcast, a show often lauded as one of the most popular programs highlighting independent music in the podcasting community, chose Fennario’s Wolf’s ‘Catch The Spirit’ as their theme song in 2016, continually showcasing the band in each new episode.
The performance at City Dock, Annapolis is hosted by the City of Annapolis as part of their Thursday Night with the Stars concert series. The free show begins at 6:30 pm and is set to end at 8:00 pm. Fans can connect with Fennario's Wolf on their official website and social media listed below, and the show will be live streamed on Facebook for those who cannot attend!