The band’s stand-out sound features fiddle, clawhammer banjo, double bass, guitar, wooden flute and close vocal harmonies. Their live shows have a joyful energy and range in mood from high octane, toe-tapping tunes to tender and soulful songs – with a warm dynamic between the band members.
As regulars on the Edinburgh alternative folk club scene, Wayward Jane have built up a strong following in the capital and beyond.
The line-up sees Rachel Walker (fiddle, vocals) play alongside Dan Abrahams (guitar, double bass) from Edinburgh folk-jazz pioneers Dowally and Sam Gillespie (vocals, guitar, woodwind). The quartet is completed by Michael Starkey, a banjo player who has travelled and studied traditional music in the Appalachians, returning with a host of tunes that help shape the band’s melting pot sound.
The show in Peebles will be the band’s first live gig since the initial lockdown in 2020, so expect a full-throttle performance.
Wayward Jane play the Eastgate Theatre, 7.30pm, Fri 28 Jan. Tickets priced £15, £13, £8 under 16s, available from Box Office on 01721 725777 or online.