Every year, the lineup at the Newport Folk Festival includes a few folks that we don’t know so well. This year there were a few, including the Austin-based Americana group known as the Wheeler Brothers. The band, most of which attended LSU (a fact this displaced Bama grad is willing to overlook), released its sophomore album, Gold Boots Glitter (Amazon MP3 & Spotify) in April – a follow up to Portraits (Amazon MP3 & Spotify) in 2011. Both albums showcase the band’s memorable songwriting and equally impressive instrumentation. Each includes a song that has stuck with me as I’ve gotten to know them over the last few weeks, mostly due to their entrancing solos, which range from banjo, pedal steel and xylophone features. Check out the band’s self-titled track from Portraits and “You Got A Lot of Love” off of the new record.
Looking forward to it, guys. Roll Tide.