“Somewhere in the Middle” by Wes Weddell, from the album “Somewhere in the Middle”

  For the past twenty years, Wes Weddell has worked multiple shifts in the engine room of Seattle’s roots music scene asfrontman, sideman, writer, teacher, and community-builder. “Always heartfelt and well-constructed” (“Seattle Weekly”), listeners have come to expect Weddell’s songs to “speak for themselves” (“No Depression”).  Continue reading

“Fallen Again” by Vandoliers, from the album “Forever”

Today Country Punky Vandoliers style Americana with “Fallen Again” The two genres’ incongruity stems from punk’s belief in community and country’s reliance on solitude. Yet Vandoliers mediate the two dissimilarities in “Fallen Again”. Vandoliers’ figurative country character is lone and itinerant, detached from any semblance of community. Their misanthrope is one… Continue reading