Thomas Wynn & The Believers have announced that their third album – Wade Waist Deep – will be appearing on Mascot Records this May. Having been 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. They’ve been paying their dues – as well as two previous albums and several tours already under their belt, Thomas Wynn and The Believers have shared the stage with the likes of Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Drive-By Truckers, Cheap Trick, Gov’t Mule and more. The six piece band bring classic Country, Rock and Soul into the 21st century with songs that evoke the likes of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Levon Helm, and John Prine.
The birth of Wade Waist Deep saw Thomas Wynn and The Believers travelling from Florida to Sputnik Sound studio in Nashville, where the band recorded with four-time Grammy award-winning producer, Vance Powell (The White Stripes, Jack White, Chris Stapleton). “I really wanted to do it outside of our hometown,” said Wynn. In August 2016, Wynn and The Believers went on a journey to a sonic place that’s big, bright, and visionary. There’s a promise of all the band’s musical influences getting an outing – Man Out of Time is a hypnotic blues, Heartbreak Alley is a classic country tribute to the lover who brings a lost man back from the edge, sparkling with acoustic guitars, triumphant Hammond organ, and enormous choruses. In My Eyes Won’t Be Open Wynn’s voice takes on the intense vulnerability of a Southern soul singers, whilst Mountain Fog cuts a deep rock rhythm, carrying the listener to a moment of ecstatic, guitar-driven connection.
Sounds pretty good ? It is pretty good – and the album’s title track, a smooth soulful Southern rock ballad, can be heard here :