Logan Springer & The Wonderfully Wild
November 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Logan Springer and The Wonderfully Wild embrace their Midwest roots to create Heartland Americana steeped in the amalgamation of country and rock. Lyrically they lean towards the Country storyteller, while musically, they swing from Bluegrass’ish, Country, Southern Rock to fuzzy Blues.
Logan Springer and The Wonderfully Wild’s Midwest background informs their mission to make a style of music that is uniquely Midwestern. Springer felt like an observer, never feeling accepted or part of the story where he was raised. Because of that, he focuses on how he imagines people from his area feel and talk, getting the manner of speech correct to the Midwest.
The group’s influences range from Neil Young to John Steinbeck, with songs that tell the story of the Midwest – storms crossing the plains, long, painful winters, backwoods hideouts, and searching for a place to call home. These themes arise from Springer’s upbringing on a share crop farm in rural central Illinois, where the struggles and beauties impact the imagery and stories within their songs. Springer’s main inspiration comes from his raising and trying to understand why people from where he’s from do what they do and why they make the decisions they make, right or wrong. By capturing the everyday lives of Americans, he attempts to turn the mundane into something interesting. Springer says, “I believe we as a society overlook some amazing stories because they’re not shiny or fancy enough for people to care. Life is beautiful and tragic all the time. Pain is pain; it’s all relative.”