Nate Herman
Warren Leming
Manager: Ron Oberman
Road Manager: Deacon Ray Ward
MC: Bob Rudnick    
Andy Haban
Tom Haban


IN MEMORIAM - Lou Henslee
In memory of our brother Lou Henslee- who authored "Mistletoe and Holly" and was an early member of the Road.



IN MEMORIAM - Tom Haban
In memory of our brother, friend and Wilderness Road drummer Tom Haban.



IN MEMORIAM - Paul Nelson (1936 - 2006)
Warren Leming
Ron Oberman




        


Road Alert (updated 2013-10-14)!

This is a link to a few Amazon.com reviews of 1st album, self-titled "Wilderness Road"

One review:
This record is like a cowboy comic book, telling the story of a guy who killed a man because he "had the right." There's some old-time religion thrown in, as well as some medicine-show. The album cover is listed in several collections as one of the top covers of all time. The early seventies vibe might put you off, but it's a melodious joy, even now. It's more fun than Gunsmoke reruns.


This is a link to a few Amazon.com reviews of the 2nd album "Sold for the Prevention of Disease Only"

One review:
Wilderness Road was something of a legend in Chicago in the late 60s and early 70s. I saw them at clubs and on the Northwestern campus a few times. They were ahead of their time in mixing good musicianship with really biting parody, much of it political. All these years later I can still remember much of this album-- commercials by Ricky and the Balloons for "Mouth Jive" (spread it on and watch your body come alive!), and a routine called "The Gospel Hour," featuring a really nifty song called "What Key Does The Good Lord SIng In?" As I recall, Warren Leming was a former member of Second City, so the satire made sense, but I don't think the record company and the public knew what to make of the band. This was their high point. It's very much worthy of a listen when located-- I'm going to dig out my copy and spin it soon, and not just for reasons of nostalgia...

Road Alert (updated 2013-02-16)!

Heres a link to some Road music- and an interview with Russell Jacoby. If you go to the site click at the top of the page on "online festival site" and the doc. should be there.

Road Alert (updated 2010-03-21)!
Checkout these new discovered pics of the Road hard at work...



Road Alert (updated 2009-12-15)!
Check out this Road audio recording written and arrainged by Lou Hennsley, an early member of the Road.
Mistletoe and Holly - 320K
Mistletoe and Holly - 128K

Road Alert (updated 2009-12-10)!
Madison, Wisconsin's Daily Page is a fine newspaper midst a progressive community. Here's writer Bob Koch's piece on the Road from a recent issue.

Road Alert!
Two friends of Wilderness Road are working on a documentary film based on the American Road.
Their website is located at: http://americanroad.viviti.com


Road Alert!
June 1972 performance of Dr. Morpho's Revenge, Bounty Man, Rock Garden, Bob Jesus Ford, Reno, The Cuckoo Bird at Provo Park in Berkeley California. Wilderness Road completed its last tour of the States in 1972, with a free performance at Provo Park in Berkeley, Calif. just as the anti-War, communalist Hippie culture was ending. This is the only complete tape of the bands stage performance.
Now available for consumption on

Also...

Darrel Mullins is a fine picker,singer, and lawyer from Pikeville, Kentucky, ... Heres his article about his adventures with the Road, recently published in ME/Music Entertainment (magazine.)


Pictures
More Pictures Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4



Snux Comix
Wilderness Road and the underground artist Skip Williamson created Snuk Comix round 1970. Nate Herman contributed a page of his own art plus copy and Warren Leming wrote copy for the book. Joel Landy printed, and the booklet was then distribued at Road Shows. Skip Williamson had done a show of his work at the Wise Fools Pub, on Chicago's Lincoln Ave.-. The Wise Fools remained the Road's venue for years. Snuk Comix are now a collectors item-.We've got three originals in the archive. For more on Flippy Skippy Williamson try http://www.graphicclassics.com/pgs/skipw.htm
Promos, News Clips, Reviews, etc...
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
03/15/1970
07/06/1970
10/31/1970
11/09/1970
11/29/1970
01/07/1971
08/??/1971
11/02/1970
02/06/1971
09/??/1971
11/21/1970
02/17/1971
1971
01/1971

Road News

Announcing the Wilderness Road Archive
We've a Wilderness Road archive for people interested in Road Site Attractions,
Audio/visuals, and more: for those On the Road.
Email us at coldchicagoco [AT] gmail [DOT] com and we'll email you the list and we're happy to answer any questions you might have.
Cheers, The Road Crew

Audio Files...



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