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!