“Wax Wings is an original confessional alt-country sextet from Gainesville, featuring Brian Turk on upright bass, Andrew Cook on fiddle, Ryan O’Malley on drums, Aaron Williams on tuba, cellist John David Eriksen, and multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Chelsea Carnes. Wax Wings weaves various threads of influence including folk-punk, jazz, honky-tonk, and classical into a unique tapestry of inimitable harmony. With distinctively forceful vocals, Carnes captivates with relatable lyrics about friendship and loss. The results are strikingly textured and sincere compositions that both inspire and haunt.
“…enthusiastic and inspiring music that can make even the most jaded concertgoer blush with excitement.” -The Gainesville Sun
“real lyrical poignancy” -Our Town Magazine
“…affecting, personal…Gainesville chamber-grass” -The Tampa Bay Times
“…a finely textured yet upbeat and bouncing mix of chamber folk, gypsy-swing, ragtime jazz and kicking punk-country marked by the confessional lyrics and strong sonorous lead vocals of Chelsea Carnes.” -Creative Loafing Tampa”