About Us

Wayward Jane was formed in Edinburgh by a group of friends who have played together in many guises over the years. The main inspiration for their sound is American Old-Time but with a transatlantic slant that embraces British and Irish traditions as well. There is a distinct originality and playfulness to their arrangements and a rich instrumentation comprising double bass, fiddle, banjo, guitar, wooden flute and strong harmonized vocals.

The band hit it off quickly so after some roof-raising shows and a successful UK tour they recorded an album at Edinburgh’s Chamber Studio. For the most part they recorded live in one room, giving the album a dynamic and spontaneous feel which evokes their live shows. Wayward Jane are vibrant and soulful, reveling in each others’ company, musical expression and the sheer joy of playing together.