Far & Wide is a talented mix of middle and high school students from the metro Omaha area performing blues, funk, and soul standards at a level much higher than their age would predict. The members of the band are all accomplished musicians that participate in many other school music programs, such as jazz band, concert band, show choir, etc. In addition, several members have been selected to represent the best of Nebraska youth at the All-State Jazz, Concert and Choir program level for multiple years and have received various group and individual accolades for their performances along the way.  Far & Wide was formed in 2012 within the award-winning BluesED program and is sponsored by the Blues Society of Omaha.

When they’re at PwF

The band, up close

Far  & Wide is made up of nine talented middle and high school musicians. 

  • Chloe Moore – Vocals
  • Elaina Clement – Vocals
  • Drew Schilken – Drums
  • Jonathan Massey – Bass
  • Evan Johnson – Guitar/Harmonica
  • Cooper Watkins – Guitar
  • Wells Johnson – Keys/Organ
  • Arich Fruehling – Saxophone
  • Carson Clarys – Trumpet

Just for PwF fans

 About BluesEd:

BluesEd is a non-profit youth talent development program sponsored by Blues Society of Omaha with the mission of “Keeping the Blues Alive.” The BluesEd program began in 2001 to provide opportunities for Middle School and High School age musicians to play with other students in a performance band format. Through a series of workshops, BluesEd students learn a repertoire of blues music, along with the art of improvisation and solos, the methodology of rehearsals, techniques of jamming, stage presence and performance, and the historical origins of the blues genre. Because of BluesEd, students have multiple performance opportunities at some of the finest festivals and venues in and around Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska.

BluesEd relies on donations and a modest tuition fee from our students to keep their program running.

Top Cover Songs

Where you can find them online

BluesEd Website 

Far & Wide’s Playlist

Top listened to artists:

  • Son House
  • Howlin’ Wolf
  • Johnny Winters
  • Wilson Pickett
  • Kris Lager Band
  • The Rolling Stones

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