The Wyld Olde Souls

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Psychedelic folk meets 12th century courtly love songs in a forest made of peacock feathers, velvet and innuendo. From New York City, The Wyld Olde Souls are a female-fronted psychedelic folk rock band who mesh medieval and indian music, creating an other-worldly sound that's all their own. With influences from Fairport Convention to Jefferson Airplane to Loreena McKennitt, The Wyld Olde Souls have been called "mysterious," "bewitching," "classy," "magical," and "transcendent." 10 years in the making, they release their highly anticipated, full-length CD 'Ensoulment' on May 20, 2011. Their 6-song debut 'Poems From the Astral Plane' (Parallel World) gained cult status among European collectors of the femme folk psych genre. In addition to fervent reviews from abroad, the album is endorsed by Tom Rapp, founder of legendary '60s psychedelic folk band, ESP-Disk recording artists Pearls Before Swine, who said, “It's good to see that someone is still exploring folk and psychedelia and doing it so well.” The Wyld Olde Souls recently shared the stage with Grammy winner Roberta Flack at the Concert Hall @ The NY Society for Ethical Culture for the New York Celebrates George Harrison Concert, produced by Flower Power Creative and Sid Bernstein (the man who brought The Beatles to America). They've performed at Webster Hall, Arlene's Grocery, Maxwells, CBGBs Gallery, Gaslight, Pagan Odyssey Festival, and more. The Wyld Olde Souls: Ivy Vale (lead vocals, guitar, hand percussion), Rick Reil (vocals, guitar, electric sitar), Melissa Davis (vocals, hand percussion), Kristin Pinell Reil (vocals, flute, guitar, mandolin), and Naren Budhakar (tablas). Rick Reil and Kristin Pinell Reil are also members of the critically acclaimed NJ psychedelic power pop band The Grip Weeds (Rainbow Quartz/Wicked Cool Records). Naren Budhakar has studied with tabla maestro Samir Chatterji and performed with Terry Riley, Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan, Alms for Shanti, and La Monte Young.!/page_object/page_object_bio/artist_757605