Yo world. It's Tuesday, and I'm ready to party because I'm excited
about this week's artist, Kory Wheeler. He's a friend of mine from
Tennessee that played shows with my band a few years ago. I've
always enjoyed Kory as a songwriter. He's honest and
heartfelt. He knows how to put together a solid song, whether it's loud
and energetic or broken down with just piano or guitar.
Just a few days ago he released an album on Bandcamp
called "Let Me
Know." It's 5 songs with a summery feel, especially the first song
"Let Me Down" that comes in with some quick guitar work and an
energetic melody line. There's one song that stands out from the rest, and it's the final
track, "Fall." It's the only one that doesn't have the same summery feel
as the others. It's 3 minutes of honest lyrics, probably about a special
lady in his life, but I like to imagine it's
about me because he's so dreamy.
What I like most about the album is his guitar style. He's always
had some country twang to his stuff, and it's hard not to fall in love
with it. I don't often hear him just playing power chords, instead
he moves around and showcasing his abilities without being overbearing. I remember he traveled up to Ohio a few years ago
to record an album with a friend of mine, and I joined them in to the
studio a few times. It was pretty great to watch him as a musician. I
remember how he just went with the flow
of things while recording, and had fun while doing it. I hope you enjoy his stuff.
P.S. Sorry if it seems like I'm plugging my friends albums,
but I'm just so stoked to be friends with them! I love to hear their jams, so I
want you all to hear them too!