About Us

Primarily a group of friends (always a good way to start a band), Wayward Jane play an addictive mix of country-blues songs, old-time banjo tunes and bluegrass grooves. Combining fiddle, guitar, double bass, banjo and wooden flute, as well as lush vocal harmonies, there’s a definite ‘American’ sound to the band. But the Waywards are very much rooted in Scotland and that comes through in their bright, folky sound. Expect novel arrangements of traditional and original material, acoustic textures and flawless transitions from the sound of Doc Watson riding on a buffalo through a castle into high and lonesome Appalachian melodies. With one record under their belt, they’re heading back to the studio in 2019, and show no signs of letting up their legendary high energy live shows. The band are all regulars of the Edinburgh session scene and have appeared together at folk clubs and festivals across the land, toured extensively in the UK and Ireland and were featured live in session on BBC Radio Scotland’s Travelling Folk where one commentator remarked that “they’re just that bit different from anything else happening in Scotland!