Great CD Review - Waydown Wailers
Waydown Wailers Outlaw Jam Rock
POSTED BY R. O'DONNELL ON AUGUST 14, 2014 IN NEWS
Edge of the swamp rock, blues, and jam with just a healthy dash of good old Americana, is a sound better known as Outlaw Jam Rock. And nobody does it better than the Waydown Wailers. Hell, they invented it. This is a band on the top of the innovative music scene now pouring from a cool North American spigot. Streaming like a refreshing blast of harmony over a burnout music wary countryside, the Waydown Wailers are boldly original, tunefully deep, and forever lingering.
Just groove to their latest album State Of The Union, recently added to AMI Entertainment, and you’ll instantly identify a unique resonance defined by rock-hard lyrics, great musicianship, and hand-clapping, foot-stomping melodies. Everything they create brands the consciousness. Songs dissecting the discontented soul of a bitter land of liberty stand strong alongside ballads of aching hearts worn admirably on their sleeves. This is the kind of band that begins as a smoldering local event and before you know it, rapidly transforms into a blazing national trend.
Another family affair, (a North American tradition) brothers Dave (lead guitar/vocals) and Christian “Moe” Parker (guitar/vocals) have played together since the harmonious bug bit them as kids. Lots of woodshedding and fledgling bands eventually led them to the rest of the tribe: Michael “Scruffy” Scriminger (drums/vocals) and Connor Pelkey (bass) welded the circle complete. This was four guys already carving individual niches into every nook and cranny of the North American music landscape, but collectively produced a dazzling band even stronger than the sum of its harmonies.