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Drummer John Merikoski, a New Trier alum, performs with his band The Way Down Wanderers in October at the Wander Down Festival in Illinois. Photos submitted
Merikoski, a former resident of Wilmette, is the drummer in Way Down Wanderers and has spoon-solos, using his 1930’s sterling silver U.S. Navy silver spoons.
Way Down Wanderers band members (left to right) John Merikoski (drums), Travis Kowalsky (banjo), John Williams (bass/vocals), Austin Krause-Thompson (guitar/vocals) and Collin Krause (mandolin, vocals).
Alan P. Henry, Freelance Reporter
1:22 pm CST December 7, 2019
When the internationally acclaimed Way Down Wanderers bring their unique blend of bluegrass, jazz, classic rock, blues, soul and hip-hop to Lincoln Hall in Chicago on Saturday, Dec. 7, it will be a brief homecoming for their drummer, John Merikoski.