Wilders, The


  • From Kansas City, Missouri.
  • An alt-country band featuring Ike Shelton (guitar), Phil Wade (mandolin/dobro/banjo), Betse Ellis (fiddle), and Nate Gawron (bass).
  • Formed in 1996.
  • 2002, backed Iris DeMent on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion.”
  • 2006, performed at the Spiegeltent at Edinburgh Fringe Festival where they were honored with the Herald Angel Award.
  • 2008, released Someone’s Got to Pay album (Free Dirt).
  • 2011, released self titled album “The Wilders” (Free Dirt).