TMFWP Exclusive: The first track from Wanderlodge

Wanderlodge: Kris Stuart (l) and Matt Cadenelli

Stream “I Want More” by Wanderlodge: I Want More

By Phil Favorite

Kris Stuart and Matt Cadenelli of the new Portland-based roots duo Wanderlodge are getting ready to take their act on the road in February. But before they load up the bus and head for sunny California, they decided to share a taste of what they recently cooked up in a one-day recording session at Mike Coykendall’s Blue Rooms Studio.

Known as terrific band leaders in their own right, Stuart and Cadenelli show off the raw power and beauty they can conjure with just a couple of guitars and their voices on “I Want More.” Backed by Cadenelli’s shimmering harmony, Stuart takes the lead on a simple, original song that examines the dangerous pull of desire and the warm comfort of redemption.

“I Want More” is the first track on a nine-song CD to be available exclusively on the group’s upcoming tour. No downloads of the tracks (most were written by friends and heroes of the band) will be made available, as the band reserves the right to make digital singles of the songs they wrote. Other bands and artists invoked include Jezebel’s Mother, Deadstring Brothers, Drunken Prayer, Ronnie Lane, Tom Petty, Gillian Welch and Kevn Kinney.

Folks in California — especially in Cadenelli’s old stomping grounds of Santa Barbara and Ojai —will have plenty of chances to catch Wanderlodge on this tour, which includes a stop at Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown. The band returns to the Pacific Northwest to wrap the tour in the first few weeks of March.

For a full track listing on the tour CD and for a full list of tour dates, see below:

Track list:

  1. I Want More (K. Stuart)
  2. Blanket of Soul (M. Cadenelli)
  3. River Don’t Care (J. Carper)
  4. Can’t Make It Through The Night (K. Marschke)
  5. Pearls and Swine (M. Geer)
  6. One For The Road (R. Lane)
  7. Even The Losers (T. Petty)
  8. Annabelle (G. Welch)
  9. The Country Song (K. Kinney)

Tour Dates:
Feb. 15 — Sutter Creek Provisions, Sutter Creek CA
Feb. 16 — The Deer Lodge, Ojai CA
Feb. 17 — The Brewhouse, Santa Barbara CA
Feb. 18 — Figureroa Mountain Brewery, Buellton, CA
Feb. 21 — Laginitas Brewing Co., Azusa CA
Feb. 22 — Madewest Brewery, Ventura CA
Feb. 23 — The Libertine Pub, Morro Bay CA
Feb. 24 — Foxtail Kitchen & Bar, Santa Barbara CA
Feb. 25 — Topa Mountain Winery, Ojai CA
Feb. 26 — Pappy & Harriet’s, Pioneertown CA
Feb. 27 — Lander Brewing, Landers CA
March 3 — Old School MusicFest, Willamina OR
March 4 — Seaside Brewing, Seaside OR
March 5-7 — Pickled Fish, Long Beach WA
March 9 — Workers Tavern, Astoria OR
March 10 — Sou’wester Lodge, Long Beach WA
March 20 — Springhouse Cellar, Hood River OR