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In case you missed our interview and performance at St. Rose and online on the 15th - here they are to forever be viewed on the interwebs: Rockin' at Jack's.

(Our interview starts at 36:25, our new song, Irish Brave, kicks off our performance at 40:30)


 Video goes live at 7:30pm! See you on the interwebs!



Don't see anything? Click here!


Coming up quick! Friday night we will be broadcasting live from the College of St. Rose. A pre-recorded interview and performance to ensue at Jack's Place on campus. Come to the show at 8pm and catch M!les and Breaking the Fast too! 

And if you haven't heard by now - we're at the City Beer Hall for the MOVE Music Fest in Albany April 22nd. Make sure to get your wristbands for a full weekend of music and over 100+ bands!


Good fun at the Newberry Music Hall Friday night. 




There's two big things happening. #1 - we are entered to play at Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, CT. You can help us make that a reality - just vote once/day and we're on our way! Click the link and please, please, please help us out!

#2 - this Saturday, we're playing at the "Biker Bar for Bicyclists" - The Hub - up in Brant Lake, NY. If you're in the area, you should come! It's going to be killer. 


Getting your taxes done tastes like cajun food. What the hell does that mean? Come on by Nanola in Malta and find out.


We've definitely been in a bit of a hibernation state since our last show at Nanola - but we're back April 17th and we'll be making our rounds across the Northeast this summer. Keep a lookout for all new show dates, locations, merch and more in the months to come. They're going to get wild.


Check it out! We'll be playing tonight at Saratoga Beerweek and tomorrow night at Nanola! Folk. Rock. Cider. And gator bites - ho!!!!

For the first time ever, Chris lost his voice on stage. We played the Saratoga Farmers' Market for 4 hours prior to an hour set at The Hollow in Albany and if you could ever put a limit on how much rocking you can do in a day, that limit may have been breached. The set was nearly as long as planned, but no amount of water or Fisherman's friends could save the cords that night. He's rested and ready to go for our next show at the Skinny Pancake where the problem isn't singing to much, it's eating to much. And it's even harder to sing with a mouth full of crepe.

Super psyched for this weekend! Making a homecoming after 6 months of not playing in our home town. Is it really a homecoming if we've been here all along? In any case - looking forward to seeing you all this Saturday at GUG's!!!



It's been a quiet month or so, but after making the trek to Pennsylvania for the utterly awesome group of folks at the Red Corner Benefit last weekend, we'll be making our way back to The Saratoga Winery for some delicious drinks, fantastic food, and us, too! Hope to see you there - 3-6pm! 


We've been quiet about some new shows in the mix, but we're super excited (!!!) to be sharing the stage with Fort Rooster and the North & South Dakotas Friday, October 3rd for their album release party at the Hollow Bar & Kitchen in Albany.



Missed our radio interview with 97.7 WEXT? Well here it is - in all it's glory - for your listening pleasure: Local_518_WonderBeards.mp3


So here's the deal: 

We have a limited number of tickets to Otis Mountain Get Down. We're selling these tickets for $20 starting at midnight. 

That's half price.

For every day that passes, we'll add another dollar to the price. No matter what you get a deal, but the earlier the better.

Stop by the Glens Falls Music Academy during the afternoon or shoot us a message and we'll rendezvous. 


The clock is ticking.


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Just stumbled onto this super awesome poster for the festival tonight - we'll be rocking the 400 Block Stage at 9!



We're playing at TOMORROW night at 9pm. We're right on the main drag on the block 400 stage. Come check out a whole ton of music all weekend in Hudson, New York. It promises to be one hell of a time!



Just got back into town after prerecording our interview at 97.7 WEXT out of Amsterdam! If you live in the capital region and don't have your radio dial tuned to them all day every day you're missing out! We'll keep you posted on an air date when you can catch said interview featuring the first ever live recording of a brand new song!




This Saturday marks the second coming of The WonderBeards to The Great Magua - an annual festival held in Diamond Point, NY - just north of Lake George village. Everything you want in a weekend - music, fire, beards, vikings, vikings with beards, and the most tasteful debauchery. Music from noon until Midnight. Bring yourselves, bring a tent and hang out all day - fo' free! 


We finally made landfall in Vermont. Burlington to be exact. At the Radio Bean, to be exact(er). We met up with some really great folks, and rocked (and sweat) our asses off! Thanks for the killer welcome party! Too bad we couldn't stay long - made it home by 4am - but we'll do it all over again in a heartbeat. 


Next up - our triumphant return to NYC. Hope to see your fine furry faces there.



In 2004, one of Chris' high school underclassmen, Maggie Munoff, was diagnosed with a congenital form of kidney disease called Bilateral Renal Dysplasia (small kidneys that atrophy over time). Earlier this year she was informed that her kidney function had fallen to just 15% of normal.


After being put on a wait list for a new kidney - a wait that usually takes 9-10 years! - her mother was able to donate hers this year! Now, and in the next several months following her successful kidney transplant surgery, Maggie will find herself out of work while she recovers - and will likely not have a job to return to at the end of her recovery. 


Luckily, Maggie has a great group of friends and family that are coming together to help defray the costs of her transplant and to help keep her on her figurative feet until she's back on her literal feet. Join us, along with area musician's: The Jonathan Newell Band, Capital Zen, Bobby Kendall and Sobgoblin as we but on a music festival of the ages with all proceeds going to Maggie's Kidney Transplant Fund. 


Gearing up for an awesome weekend in Salem, NY - June 7th!


TONIGHT! We'll be opening for Deluka at the Hollow Bar in Albany - FREE SHOW!



Time: 8pm

Location: 79 North Pearl St, Albany, NY (map)

EQX presents a FREE show with Deluka at The Hollow 5/23



We want to be there - and we're sure you do too!


We are officially on the radio. We want to thank all of our listeners and 102.7 WEQX out of Manchester, VT for giving us our first, non-college radio broadcast tonight. Keep an ear open for "Memphis" and others on EQXposure (Sundays 7-9pm) and be sure to catch us live in a town near you soon! We'll be posting all of our future dates on our calendar page. And remember, you can listen to us anytime you want, right here with our free Bandcamp Player! ----->

Welcome to our brand new page! We are excited as ever to be playing new shows with friends new and old in the coming months. Be sure to take a peak at our upcoming dates - it's only going to get more full! Thank you for checking in and we thank you for enjoying our very own brand of folk, rock and facial hair.