The Penniless Wild
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The Penniless Wild

Hartford, Connecticut, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2017

Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Established on Jan, 2017
Band Rock Indie




"Are You Listening? 3 Artists On the Rise That You Need to Hear"

Hailing all the way from Hartford, CT The Penniless Wild capture lightning in a bottle. A fine blend of folk and rock, this five piece band does an outstanding job at consistently capturing a heartfelt mood. Each of their songs wrap you in a velvety warm ambiance, as every second is positively dripping with passion. I feel so pulled into their music as it resonates in a similar way to drinking a nice bourbon. Each draw of their sound has that mellow spice which sets my mind at ease.

Even though they only have five officially released tracks, The Penniless Wild show promise to rub shoulders with bands like Kings of Leon and The Avett Brothers. Seriously, just from their first EP, “Cardboard Sheets”, they have already shown that they are on to something that is truly special. This being a sound that many bands strive to make, but fail to execute on. The Penniless Wild deliver that sound and more.

The Penniless Wild have grown to excite me. When I listen to Rock Music, my brain wants to hear the loudest and crunchiest sound possible. However, when I slow it down and take a breath, I find exactly where The Penniless Wild fit into my life. Sip on the music, and appreciate it. You won’t be disappointed if you stop to savor it. - Robert Mayper (Taste Music)

"The Penniless Wild sign to Anara Publishing"

The Penniless Wild is a five-piece originating from Hartford, Connecticut. Their style appeals to the fans of Kings of Leon, The Avett Brothers or KALEO. They combine indie folk vibes with the sound inspired by the rock’n’roll classics, which makes their music so unique. Their mellow sound filled with devotion will give you the feeling of warmth but will also make you reflect on your life.

The band’s main lyricist, Carson Millican touches the topics of the past heartbreak and emotional charge caused by unrequited feelings. His emotional lyrics accompanied by his raspy, passionate vocals create an unprecedented atmosphere of nostalgia and longing.

A clear predominance of guitar solos complemented by the rhythmic drum sound can be heard in The Penniless Wild tracks. Along with that, the band manage to perfectly capture the heartfelt mood with their folky vocal harmonies and simple sound that builds amazingly throughout the song. - Anara Publishing

"The Penniless Wild - Seat Back"

The Penniless Wild – “Seat Back”

The raspy lead vocal on this track is absolutely stunning. I was floored from first listen and continue to be impressed. I was expecting this style of vocal to lead to a stereotypical hard rock presentation, but it actual evolves in more of an atmospheric psych rock indie gem. I really appreciate how the production doesn’t outshine the quality of the lead. Whatever you’re expecting this song to be… it isn’t. I love that. - Ear To The Ground Music



The Penniless Wild is an Indie//Rock outfit based out of Hartford, CT. Originally comprised as a folk duo, they have since transformed into a five-piece electric unit, while holding true to their folk style of writing. The band released their first studio project in late 2017 entitled “Cardboard Sheets” and have since released two of their four latest singles. They have been performing up and down the East Coast in support of their releases playing with bands like Good Old War, Bronze Radio Return, The Ghost Of Paul Revere, Juke Ross and many others and continue to add new dynamics to every live show.

Replacing acoustic guitars with electric guitars and the stomping of feet with driving bass and hard hitting drums, the band brings an intense, heartfelt rock and roll aspect to their music. After just finishing up their latest studio project they have released two of the four new singles, Spin and Seat Back on all major streaming platforms. Go stream The Penniless Wild wherever you listen to all of your favorite bands.

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