Wise Old Moon is a touring Roots/Rock band from Hartford, CT led by singer-songwriter Connor Zane Millican. Before recording two full-length albums with Wise Old Moon, Millican left home at a young age to travel the expansive American West, writing songs and recording acoustic demos along the way. Upon his return to New England, Millican set out to form a band that would pay homage to the long-standing tradition of folk and Americana music he came to admire in his travels, while breathing new life into the genre with a high-octane live energy and a distinctive brand of songwriting inspired by his experiences coming of age on the road.
Three years and hundreds of performances later, Wise Old Moon is comprised of Ian Meadows (The Meadows Brothers) on electric guitar, drummer Stephen Cusano (Broca’s Area) and touring bass player Greg Lake (Johnny Pants).
Wise Old Moon has been featured on WPNR’s Where We Live with John Dankosky and has been nominated for numerous CT Music Awards as well as a New England Music Award for Roots Act of the Year in 2016. The band has self-released two full length studio albums and has performed at some of the most well-known venues in and clubs in the Northeast.
"One of the stronger records to make a late 2015 appearance and in digging deeper, I think it deserves a place on my own favorites list as well as many others."
"The band is not just a bunch of Connecticut Yankees in cowboy boots; their sound stakes its own claim in the American tradition, which has been around since the thirteen colonies took form and continues to be alive and well..."
"Millican's songs lack contrivance: Everything's comfortable, organic, thought-out, where it's supposed to be, and not all that groundbreaking — he's not reinventing the form. But you rarely hear the seams — the spinning gears of a songwriter's mind in action — as though the lyrics and melodies have been around for a while, transmitted orally from person to person."
"Wise Old Moon is a band with a penchant for a great groove and catchy songwriting painted over a rootsy, warm tapestry of sound."