Wild Child’s founders Alexander Beggins and Kelsey Wilson had very different musical backgrounds growing up in Austin, Texas.
Wilson is a classically-trained violinist. Beggins is a primarily self-taught musician playing a variety of stringed instruments who started his first (“absolutely terrible,” he says) band when he was 11 years old.
The two musicians were hired to play with a Danish band called The Migrant, which had stopped in Austin and needed several musicians for their upcoming eight-week-long tour. They began collaborating on new songs during the tour and discovered it was a magical experience. They knew they had to keep working together.
Meow Wolf presents Wild Child, which is now a seven-piece mini-orchestra, on May 8 to play a concert of its unique blend of indie-pop. [Read More…]