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    The Fiddle's Playin' You
A dynamic acoustic band bringing old notes to original songwriting and new notes to old. Close harmonies backed by mandolin, fiddle, banjo, guitar, and bass.
Wanigan’s name is taken from the annual log drive that used to take place each year down the North Fork of the Clearwater River. The wanigan served as both sleeping quarters and cook shack for the men who worked on the river, risking their lives to free the logs every spring.
Wanigan has become known for our wealth of story songs inspired by our ancestors, the areas they encountered, and the obstacles they overcame. Our repertoire is always growing and features a lot of original works in addition to bluegrass, Gospel, and folk classics. We like to describe our sound as “bluegrass, etc.” due to other stylistic influences that come peeking through every once in awhile (Folk, Celtic, Appalachian, Blues, etc.).
Wanigan has ranged from a four- to a six-piece or more band over the years. In 2015, guitarist and mandolinist Mike Haberman moved to accept a new position; and in 2016, longtime banjo player and vocalist Dale Vallandigham retired from the band. However, once a Wanigan artist, always a Wanigan artist. All of our members emeritus are always welcome at our gigs and you never know who might show up.
WARREN AKIN - Guitar and Lead Vocals
TIM GUNDY - Mandolin, Guitar, and Vocals
DENIS HACKWITH - Bass, Mandolin and Vocals
JASON HACKWITH - Violin, Guitar, Vocals, etc.
ADAM LEAVITT - Banjo, Mandolin, Vocals, etc.


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