After their debut full length record, 2018’s Consensual Wisdom, the band felt that a handful of tunes were out of place on the album, earning them a little extra TLC and a release of their own. The outcome is short mix of tracks that are lyrically-strong and full of acoustic guitars, warm harmonies and peaceful pianos.
Whereas some of Bendigo’s catalog contains a big, full-band and layered sound, Terminally Wild is the opposite, focusing on Singer Ryan Anderson’s songwriting, landing somewhere between Fleet Foxes and Conor Oberst.
The songs are pure poetry. “I’m lost in the woods, the hair of the dog goes down like wilderness medicine” Anderson admits on the kickoff track “Wilderness Medicine” which starts as a slow country tune with Anderson admitting to getting drunk and passing up the initial destination of a church, opting for the solace of the forest instead.
On all of their releases, Bendigo Fletcher showcase their proud Kentuckian roots through their music, and Terminally Wild is a perfect soundtrack to walking through the wilderness of the Bluegrass, especially during the Winter months.
You can catch Bendigo Fletcher at several upcoming shows, as well as appearances at Lexington’s On The Rail Roots Festival and Louisville’s Forecastle Festival this Summer. Be sure to follow the band on Facebook and Instagram for up-to-date concert info.