The Midnight Wanderers started as a trio of friends who just wanted to have a little fun playing together they soon added a dobro player to round out their sound and started working on some original material. Mixing in styles of bluegrass, blues, folk and country they consider themselves an Americana band. Celebrating these songs with fun arrangements, harmonies and a mix of instruments that make you want to move!
They took 1st place in the Acoustic band division at the TallGrass Fiddle Festival. They were also invited to play the Plainsong Folk Festival. And no stranger to fun while playing they have donned steampunk and Western wear for festivals such as Big River Steampunk (Hannibal, MO) and Wild West Fest (Bellevue, NE). They’ve been seen at the Foundation Gardens Concert series, Trail Trek, Vala’s Pumpkin Patch to wineries, local coffee shops and Bars.
Matt Richardson: Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals- He is a veteran of multiple former bands in the Lincoln community. He co-owns Blue Raven Music Studios with his wife Jenny where he also teaches. He currently plays guitar with Big daddy Caleb and the Chargers, and Kitchen Blues, and Banjo in the Picklegrass Bluegrass band.
Jenny Richardson: Bass, Mandolin, Vocals- She co-owns Blue Raven Music Studios with her husband where she teaches guitar, mandolin and ukulele. She also plays bass with Picklegrass and Kitchen Blues
Lia Havlena- vocals, banjo and guitar - Lia has been singing for as long as she has been talking, taking part in various school and church choirs since kindergarten. She studied piano for four years before moving onto guitar and most recently banjo.In her spare time Lia works at Blue Raven Music Studios teaching guitar.
Grant Rohan - Grant has been playing dobro for 4 years now. Honing his chops with the Prairie Creek ramblers, he has joined up with the Midnight Wanderers to bring his unique styling to round out the band.