Thomas Wynn

Thomas Wynn: Brothers & Sisters

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Product Type: CD
Artist: Thomas Wynn

Artist: Thomas Wynn
Title: Brothers & Sisters
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

'It's a sad state of affairs when the fact that a rock & roll album recorded live, with minimal overdubs, is considered worth highlighting, but it's notable that the new full-length from Thomas Wynn & the Believers was recorded "as live as possible." Had Wynn reshaped his band - one of the most incandescent beacons of rock & roll classicism in Orlando - into some Pro Tools-contorted beast, the resulting work would've been not only a disservice to the transcendent nature of their live performances, it would've also been profoundly disappointing and dishonest. Yet, thanks to a simple and straightforward approach to the recording process, Brothers and Sisters is full of buzzing, open-chord goodness, crackling harmonies and visceral energy to spare. What Wynn and the Believers deliver is a sly bit of surprise. Their workmanlike ethos and general ubiquity - seldom a week goes by without a gig of some sort - has likely lulled local scene-watchers into thinking they know exactly what the deal is here: classic rock delivered with roof-raising spirit and a crowd-friendly smile. But there are also subtle variations on the 40-year-old form, tweaks that are much more recognizable on record than on stage. For instance, the title track unfolds gradually and gracefully into a CCR-quoting number that seems like an awfully unoriginal way to begin a record. However, "Brothers and Sisters" reveals itself as much more complex, using a Fogerty riff as little more than a launchpad for a soulful, cathartic and completely original rocker. 'It's that soulfulness that continues to set Wynn's band apart from many road-dogging young classic-rock acts. Live, it's the grit in Wynn's voice, the generosity of his spirit and the band's visible camaraderie that helps to elevate the Believers' music beyond mundane recitations of worn-out '60s rock tropes. On the album, thanks to the live-to-tape ethos of the sessions, all of that comes across beautifully.' Jason Ferguson - Orlando Weekly, January 19, 2012 * * * * * 'Brothers & Sisters' . . . This ten-song album was recorded over a span of eight months at North Avenue Studios out of Orange City, Fl. All of the songs were recorded live in studio, with the exception of a few vocal overdubs. We wanted to record in this way so as to try and capture the feel, intention, and execution of our music as if you were hearing the band live in concert. As 'believers,' we hope you agree. Thomas Wynn: lead vocals, acoustic/electric guitar Olivia Wynn: vocals Chris 'Bell' Antemesaris: harmonica Tim Turner: electric guitar Matt Lapham: bass guitar Rion Smith: drums Produced by: Thomas Wynn All music recorded by Lee Rosario at North Avenue Studios, Orange City, Fl; mixed by Brian Harrison & Rich Mahan at 'The Rendering Plant,' Nashville, Tn; mastered by Jim DeMain at Yes Master Studios, Nashville, Tn. Layout: Charles Cleveland Brewer III Artwork: Lil' Joe, Primrose Tattoo Photo: Mama Wynn Bronco Brothers Publishing (ASCAP) 820 S Lake Formosa Dr, Orlando, Fl 32803 All Rights Reserved releases 24 January 2012 DEDICATED . . . to God and our beloved friends and family: Frances Wynn, Ralph Ameduri, Catie Satterwhite, Roland Holman . . . you have, are, and always will be an inspiration to live in kindness, truth and love. * * * * * Voted Best of Orlando Rock Band 2009, 2010 & 2011 -- and Best Live Band OMNi Awards 2011.

Tracks:
1.1 Brothers ; Sisters
1.2 Counting My Days
1.3 I Don't Regret
1.4 Heaven Tonight
1.5 It's Alright
1.6 Love Again
1.7 Lifeline Woman
1.8 Battleground
1.9 Lie Me Down
1.10 Black November

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