Thomas Wynn and The Believers – the six-piece ensemble from Orlando, Florida are breaking beyond the Southern Rock scene with the release of their new album, ‘Wade Waist Deep’, out May 2017 via Mascot Label Group (Joe Bonamassa, Black Stone Cherry, Beth Hart, Gov’t Mule, JJ Grey and Mofro, Monster Truck).
Named the #1 Rock Band and #1 Country/Folk Band in the city for seven consecutive years by the Orlando Weekly, the band’s combination of Rock and Southern Soul, supported by Thomas’ self-styled “blood harmonies” with his sister Olivia are hauntingly beautiful and forge an uplifting “soul rock”, mixing the best of Classic Rock, R&B and Gospel.
As a first taste from the album, they delve into hypnotic blues on ‘Man Out of Time’, inspired by “the life of someone exceptional, someone willing to go after greatness, even if that greatness wasn’t fully realised while they lived. A ‘Man Out of Time.’”, as described by Wynn.
‘Wade Waist Deep’ is packed with the characteristics that make American music timeless—the deep Southern heat of the guitars, the complex, pulsing rhythms, the breathtaking harmonies, and the themes of building a better life, a life you really believe in.
Moving beyond his previous, confessional song writing, where he sought relief from heartbreak and addiction, Wynn has reached maturity on Wade Waist Deep, which sees him pushing for higher, spiritual fulfilment, overcoming fear to become the person you were meant to be.
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Wynn, who fell in love with the album Music from Big Pink by The Band in his early teens while his peers were into Green Day, opts to bring classic Country, Rock and Soul into the new century with songs that evoke the best of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Levon Helm, and John Prine.
With two previous albums and several tours already under their belt, Thomas Wynn and The Believers have shared the stage with the likes of Cheap Trick, Gov’t Mule, Medeski, Martin & Wood, SIMO, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Drive-By Truckers, and more.
Thomas’ spirit-moving vocals, passionate lyrics, and emotional delivery are uniquely supported by Olivia’s engaging and captivating voice and presence. Her strong vocal harmonies and wide-eyed response is the perfect companion to her brother’s yearning banshee cries. Hailing from a musical family, the siblings are heavily influenced by their father, Tom Wynn, the original drummer of the country-rockers Cowboy, as well as their church upbringing.