About The Wrenfields

The Wrenfields have made their mark in the diverse Detroit music scene. Since forming in 2000, the band has released three critically acclaimed albums, won six Detroit Music Awards and shared the stage with many national recording artists. Dubbed early on as “Detroit’s Favorite Alt-Country Group” by the Detroit MetroTimes, The Wrenfields meld rock with country/folk tinges to produce a sound that is enduring, modern and distinctively their own.

Who we are

The band members John Pyro (lead vocals/drums), Tom Morgan (lead & steel guitars), Matt O’Bryan (rhythm guitar/vocals) and Frank Budd (bass/harmonica) have been creating music together exclusively since 1993 when they formed the band Miracleberries, a jazz-tinged rock band. The band released Happy Hour in 1997 to critical acclaim. Soon after, the band’s sound evolved to a country-rock sound and The Wrenfields were born.

Albums

The Wrenfields’ first album 21st Century Pioneer (2002) and follow-up release Seconds (2003)both received international critical acclaim. In 2005, the band teamed up with Gary Louris, alt-country icon and Jayhawks front man, who along with Ed Ackerson, produced and recorded Green Man’s Ghost (2010) at Ackerson’s Flowers Studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Louris also performed and co-wrote two songs on the album with the band.

Cincinnati Citybeat

Yet another example of Detroit's diverse music scene, The Wrenfields have been attracting rabid fans in the Motor City to their rootsy Country sound for the past five years. The quintet's two acclaimed albums -- 21st Century Pioneer and Seconds -- and their relentless regional gigging have garnered The Wrenfields a half dozen Detroit Music Awards, a loyal following at home and throughout the Mid-West.

Cincinnati Citybeat

Freight Train Boogie

If country radio was really interested in playing real country music, country music that doesn’t bow to today’s fads, it would be playing a Wrenfields song every hour

Freight Train Boogie

All Music Guide

An excellent ensemble, craftily creating fantastic music that demonstrates their stellar musicianship and togetherness as a cohesive performing ensemble…

All Music Guide

AltCountryTab.com

If I could get to play in my ideal alt-country band, this would be the kind of music I’d play. There is just enough twang and some great country edged rock…the Wrenfields are well-worth tracking down…

Doug Floyd | AltCountryTab