"Richmond's 'alternafolkrock' band has a new record out and the whole thing invokes a fun, light tone with songs where everyone is having a good time. Rising features some brand new stuff that I'm digging and solid updates on some classics they've been playing for years. Current favorites are 'Won't Make You Love Me' and "Say It's Not Today.'" - Andrew Cothern, RVA Playlist​

"WKNDR cites The Lumineers and The Head and The Heart as influences, and that modern-indie-folk style infuses this number ["Bridges"], which sounds like it should be coming from the stage of a summer music festival."  - Birch Street Radio



WKNDR's debut album, "Rising," was released in April 2021 and features 10 original tracks spanning multiple genres. The album more than 117,000 streams on Spotify as of August 2022.


  • 2022 Newlin Music Prize nominee for our album "Rising"

  • Featured on Shockoe Sessions LIVE! 9.21.21 at In Your Ear Studios

  • Debut album release - April 2021

  • Featured artist on Hourglass Sessions, Richmond, VA (Mar 2021)

  • Combined social media following: 4,500+

  • NoiseTrade.com "New and Notable Artist" (Jan 2019)

  • "Best of INDIE FOLK 2018" playlist by The Indie Folx

  • StudioB RVA podcast featured artist (Dec 2018)

  • Featured in dozens of Spotify playlists


  • Ting Pavilion

  • In Your Ear Studios Shockoe Sessions

  • The Tin Pan

  • Innsbrook Pavilion

  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

  • Hanover Vegetable Farm

  • Richmond Music Hall

  • Hardywood Brewery

  • The Camel

  • Main Line Brewery

  • New Kent Winery

  • Rare Olde Times

  • Stone Brewing Richmond

  • Courthouse Creek Cider

  • Goochland Drive-In Theater

  • Rixey Manor

  • and many more...