July 2014 Local Music Reviews

Local Review: Henry Wade – Meet Your Creature

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Henry Wade
Meet Your Creature
Self-Released
Street: 04.22
Henry Wade = Joshua James + The Avett Brothers

If there’s a simple formula for making Western-folk music, I’d say it includes an ingredient list of steel guitars, banjos, harmonizing female vocals, brass instrument, along with references to trains, the night sky and Jesus. Henry Wade pretty much sticks with this simplicity, creating mostly acoustic solo songs that touch on themes of love lost, travels travelled, angels from Montgomery and posters from old rodeos. While these things don’t particularly sing to my sorry soul, solid production and catchy tunes found in “Can’t Find My Way” and “Walk All Over Me” make for pleasant listening that’d serve well over the radio waves during a particularly long crawl across the desert. –Brinley Froelich

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