Wesley Randolph Eader – Highway Winds

  • August 9, 2017

Highway Winds – the sophomore release from 29-year-old Portland based singer/songwriter Wesley Randolph Eader – is an excellent set of traditional country, folk and bluegrass inspired music. The album’s main theme is being on the road and travelling, with songs about pick-up trucks, bus travel, sailors, a minister, ex-cons and even an astronaut. Eader enlisted the help of Eric Earley (Blitzen Trapper) who helped add bluegrass and country touches to the set. Standout tracks include: the bluegrass thumper “Carry On Down the Road”; “Talkin’ Walmart Texas Blues” – a nod to Dylan’s “Talkin’ World War III Blues”; the gorgeous ballad “Eliza (The Saint of Flower Mountain)”; and the riverboat inspired “Big Steam Wheel.” Highway Roads is a very pleasing album – perfect for a summer road trip! – Written by JFelton



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