Wax Wings Plays at “Free Fridays” July 21


The band Wax Wings will play at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville Friday, July 21.

Wax Wings is an original confessional alt-country sextet from Gainesville, Florida featuring Brian Turk on upright bass, Andrew Cook on fiddle, Nicholas Caputo on accordion, Ernie Williams on tuba, Mike Dorsey on drums and multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Chelsea Carnes. Wax Wings weaves various threads of influence including folk-punk, jazz, country 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. Wax Wings has played at many diverse venues including Tampa Bay’s Gasparilla Music Festival and the Florida Folk Festival.

Creative Loafing Tampa describes Wax Wings as “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.”

Free Fridays is funded in part by Culture Builds Florida. The entire “Free Fridays” 2017 schedule can be viewed at The Bo Diddley Plaza is located at 111 E. University Ave. in downtown Gainesville. For general information, contact Russell Etling, cultural affairs manager, at or 352-393-8532. For more information about this event, please contact David Ballard at or 352-393-8746.