Wyoming Arts Council


Settled between national forests and prairie highlands, Laramie, Wyoming’s Wynona formed in 2010 out of the apartment jam sessions of Robert Joyce (guitar, vox) and Connor Novotny (drums). They played house shows for friends, testing out genres and names along the way. But after growing in number and in maturity of sound thanks to the addittion of Larson Lind (bass) and John Wilhelm (guitar) to the line-up, the band took living, breathing formation and came to be called Wynona.

Wynona’s music is hard hitting and immersive. The ocean of sound that the band creates is at times calm, placid and purifying, only to be turned on its head at a moments notice cascading, chaotic, crashing down in deep swells of sound that mesmerize and transcend. In the live setting, the artists lose themselves into the experience of the moment, taking listeners along with them into the living depths of the musical experience at hand.