Beautiful harmonies! Haunting woodwinds, stirring guitar and drums! Rude Elizabethan euphemisms! What more could you want? The Wild Oats have been playing a mutated brand of Celtic and original folk at San Diego area coffee houses, science fiction conventions, Renaissance Faires and Society for Creative Anachronism events since 1991. Influences on our style include: Silly Wizard, Steeleye Span, the John Renbourn Group, Boiled in Lead, Jolly Beggar and the Medæval Bæbes. The Oats have appeared at the Timeless Fantasies Faire in Fallbrook, the Estrella War near Phoenix, Arizona (held by the SCA), the twice-yearly Potrero War in eastern San Diego County (also held by the SCA), Comic-Con International, the science-fiction based Con-Dor, and coffee houses Lestat's (formerly Java de Paradigm), JavaBar Garden Cafe, Liza's Cafe and Library, Twiggs Tea and Coffee, Thomas Paine's Coffeehouse, and Claire de Lune in the Normal Heights, University Heights and North Park areas of San Diego. We've shared the stage with Lynn Maudlin, Windbourne, the Jubilatores, the Goliards, Icarus (now known as Messin' with Dragons), Lórien, Allison Lonsdale, Enrique Acosta and Strange Woods. Although the Oats parted company in 2001, you can still hear Allison Lonsdale, or Eben Brooks, playing old and new songs at Lestat's on Adams Avenue.