BJ Wilbanks - Self-Titled

.
BJ Wilbanks' music has been referred to as "back porch soul," and there's just an obvious happy feeling to the music this man makes. He's from Atlanta, Georgia, and some might be surprised when they see a picture of the man and realize he's white. He certainly doesn't sound like a white man attempting to imitate the blues. Instead, he sounds like the real deal.

Emotionally, this 8-track set is relatively happy. This is not dreadfully down in the dumps music like - say - Nick Cave. Wilbanks plays a wide variety of guitars and adds harmonica into the mix. He's also credited with being one of this project's producers. This album is by no means a stripped-down affair. There are plenty of soulful horns on its songs, for instance, as well as Hammond B3 organ in all the right places.

Yes, you can call this a blues album, and Wilbanks sings in a truly soulful voice. It won't, however, leave you with the blues. Just listen to the way the guitar gets funky during "Change Your Mind" while the horns chime in in agreement. Wilbanks slows things down significantly for "Country Livin'" which is a song driven by acoustic slide guitar and harmonica. It's a pretty song that finds Wilbanks singing empathetically about one guy that sincerely needs a hug.

If you're desperately in need of a little beautifully organic music, BJ Wilbanks' album might be exactly what you need.

advertisement

BJ Wilbanks - Self-Titled
Rating:

Share this article
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article


advertisement

News Reports
Day in Rock:
Stone Temple Pilots Stream New Song The Art Of Letting Go- Judas Priest Preview New Song Traitors Gate- The Monkees Stars Reuniting For Tour- Halestorm, In This Moment Tour- more

Eagles Add More New Dates To North American Tour- Billy Corgan Reveals New Smashing Pumpkins' Song Details- Foreigner Announce Live Orchestra Tour Dates- more

KISS Spark Retirement Speculation With The End Of The Road Move- Slipknot Star Says He Will Never Go Back On Tour Again- Foreigner Announce Very Special Release- more

Tool's Maynard James Keenan Updates Fans On New Album- Marilyn Manson Has Bizarre Onstage Meltdown- Metallica Release Birthday Tribute To Cliff Burton- Muse- more

Page Too:
Migos, Arcade Fire, James Bay Going 'Saturday Night Live'- Rihanna Looks Back And Thanks Mother As She Turns 30- Carrie Underwood Donates $10K To Injured Police Officer- more

Ed Sheeran Sparks Secret Wedding Speculation- Former One Direction Star Zayn Malik Previews New Music- Kesha Forced To Postpone Shows Due To Concert Fall Injury- more

Drake's Generous Money Giveaway All Part Of 'God's Plan'- Troy Gentry's Widow Sues Over Husband's Death- The Chainsmokers Release 'You Owe Me' Video- Demi Lovato Unplugs- more

Meek Mill Files Appeal Alleging Unreliable Police Testimony- Kendrick Lamar, The Killers Lead NBA All-Star Weekend- Frank Ocean- more

advertisement


Follow Us:

Contact Us - Privacy - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2018 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.