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.



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.


Here's What People Are Saying About The Wrenfields...

  • Doug Floyd
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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