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Ancient Warfare (Lexington, Ky.)
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Echo Wilcox started Ancient Warfare in Savannah, Ga., as a guitar/drum duo in 2009. When she returned to her old Kentucky home, AW became a trio, then grew into the quintet it is today. Driven by Wilcox’s timeless vocals and well-crafted songs, Ancient Warfare’s sound is expansive yet organic, boosted by Rachael Yanarella’s exquisite violin riffs and Tom Hnatow’s pedal steel. The group, which tours frequently and has performed with artists like Richard Buckner and Scout Niblett, is currently working on its first full-length, The Pale Horse, which is set for release on Alias Records later this year.
YDIIYD: Patti Smith, Geraldine Fibbers, Nico, PJ Harvey. (MB)