And to the late afternoon crowd's delight, the eclectic seven-piece Americana act's careful and pleasant set went over exceedingly well. Though greeted by a sea of mellow concertgoers, perhaps overheated and drained on the third day of the festival, by the time they left the stage they had generated the best dance party of the entire weekend. As far as gauges of success, this was pretty impressive.
Led by velvet-voiced Kelsey Wiggins (vocals and fiddle) and Alexander Beggins (vocals and baritone ukulele), Wild Child pulls from folk, jazz, showtune and country traditions, but is capable of carrying their influences into progressive spaces. Backed by a remarkable rhythm section — on drums, Tom Myers is a study in stability and restraint — the somewhat similar midtempo songs remained full of life in this concert setting. This is a band to watch, for sure.