Restoring Faith in the Wild and
Wild Faith found it's roots in Colorado when world traveler and New Mexico native singer-songwriter Leonardo Armijo decided to take his music to a bigger stage both figuratively and literally. The project was the bridge-point between over 15 years of musical performance and activism. His influences have ranged from Radiohead to Chris Isaak to Macklemore. His musical musical style is in league with Nahko & Medicine for the People, Dave Matthews Band and Bright Eyes.
Wild Faith has been the winner of several performance based festival entries and was a winner of the Star Water Collective's ARISE battle of the bands and would play on their big stage later that year opening for Elijah Ray.
Wild Faith recently released their debut album The Longest Journey in the spring of 2019.
"Leo is a storyteller with impeccable rhythm and musical talent. His songs show an appreciation for sacred places and all aspects of nature, including the human experience and all its vulnerabilities. While he sings, passion rings through his voice and medicine moves through his fingers."
With roots in folk and soul, meditation and dance, Wild Faith traverses diverse musical soundscapes derived from an intention to re-wild the human spirit. If you start questioning what our society tells you to be and start listening from a deeper place, a realignment with the natural world starts to take place. Once this shift begins you start to trust it and put faith in this sense of deeper knowing beyond anything anyone can ever tell you.
Musically, Wild Faith navigates vulnerability and rawness with care and presence through use of visual lyrics, dynamic vocals and superb song writing. Wild Faith creates engaging, dynamic shows that in moments have an audience dancing and in the next or same can have them in tears. Every show is different and Leonardo's ability to cypher and compose in the flow ensures every experience is once in a lifetime.
Wild Faith performed at ARISE in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Wild Faith has made appearances at Sonic Bloom (2017) and LOCO Music Fest (2018).
Leonardo is a New Mexico native of Spanish, Native American, Mexican and Mediterranean ancestry. He was raised in an environment of polarities that left him with a deep reverence and love of the natural world. He views music as an opportunity to connect community, people and land for the restoration of the Sacred.