Wall, Colter: s/t LP
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Husky voiced 21-year old Canadian singer-songwriter Colter Wall releases his self-titled debut album on Young Mary's Record Co. via Thirty Tigers. Helmed by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, the 11-track album was recorded at Nashville's historic RCA Studio A. In addition to Wall on vocals and acoustic guitar and Cobb on acoustic guitar, the album features Chris Powell (Brent Cobb, Jamey Johnson) on drums, Robbie Turner (Waylon Jennings, Chris Stapleton) on pedal steel and Mike Webb (Southern Family) on piano.
Of the album, Wall comments, "I certainly feel like this record is far more mature than the EP in the content of the songs, stories and general sound. This record is a little more personal and most all the stories are true tales of my life." He continues, "Dave's a remarkable producer and equally impressive as a musician. Having both Dave the producer and Dave the player on this record felt like winning the lottery. I feel that way about everyone who played on this record. Kind of surreal really."
A native of Swift Current, Saskatchewan Canada, Wall's sound is comprised of resonate and raw baritone vocals, folk and bluegrass style guitar and banjo picking, steady kick-drum stomping, and visually provoking, story telling lyrics. Since debuting in 2015 with the release of his EP, Imaginary Appalachia, Wall has received overwhelming acclaim – Steve Earle declares, "Colter Wall is bar-none the best young singer-songwriter I've seen in twenty years," while Rick Rubin, who recently signed Wall to his American Songs publishing company, proclaims, "Colter sings and writes songs in ways seemingly lost in time. There is an agelessness about him so unusual in someone so young."
Selected by Rolling Stone as one of "10 New Country Artists You Need To Know," the album comes preceded by the buzzed about tracks "Thirteen Silver Dollars" and "Motorcycle" which pull the listener right in. Moreover, Wall's song, "Sleeping On The Backtop," was recently featured on the soundtrack of the Oscar-nominated film, Hell or High Water.