Welcome to Wes Lee's official home of tone on the internet. Wes spends hundreds of days a year
traveling and spreading the word about his brand of roots music. A brand that combines Blues, Soul, Americana, Folk, Original Singer-Songwriter music that is "traditional with a modern twist"...
just like his guitars.
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2016 Indie Blues Album of Year Nominee
2016 Best of the Pinebelt Awards Album of the year Nominee
Southland Music Line Top 10 Album of the Year
Dime Entertainment Top 15 Album of the Year
* If a person could close off in a room like I did, each track can take ya back in time to a new destination. I absolutely loved the horn tracks, notably "Howlin".
"Hold on Tight" was so Django, thoroughly impressed with phrasing and tasteful playing. Till one has looked at this style, "nailing the changes" isnt as easy it sounds. Fantastic job!
Enjoyed the vocals and how some of the vocal tracks were multi-layered. Lyrically speaking, word choices and crafty craftsmanship keeps the listener pulled in by the ear.
It's a wonderful representation of something that has been lost in music. Call it blues, call it Americana, call it what ya want, but when it's good, it's just good music.
Much love for keeping a dying art form alive.
* Well I finally got to really listen to the new cd and I have to say this album is like a book and every song is like turning the page and finding something new . You can here the delta blues then you hear the Louisiana swamp with with some New Orleans Brass band in the back ground. To me this album is a journey across the south where many voices can be heard. The albums sound has more of a full body sound. I bet if you go to the Crossroads you'll hear Blue Roux.
* So I've had a few weeks to let this sink in. I'm not a mucisian, but I know what I like. I'm an old Green Beret type with cultural awareness, kindness and consideration to my fellow man, and mostly general appreciation for all things good. There is a certain nicety about an invitation. "Rest Your Pony" brings it home.
J. Shain B,
* I've listened to Blue Roux a few times through, and I'm happy to say my initial impression holds up: the immediacy and intimacy of the stories; and your voice, from drawl to growl and back, is in fine form. Highlights for me are "Howlin'," "Hold On Tight," and "Tell Me," but there is much to enjoy. Thanks, as always, for sharing your music.
New York, NY.
What reviewers are saying about Wes Lee…..
An exciting acoustic bluesman that will make the bass string of your soul vibrate with some rowdy, growly, dirty low down, deep hard feelin' blues. He's got it going and he don't care who knows it.
Contributing writer: Living Blues
In the new "Wood & Steel" album by Wes Lee, the musician takes the listeners back to the essence of music: feeling good while listening. Wes Lee wants us feel comfortable and at home here several times and refers to in his songs. Much is contained in your heart and in the memories we share together. Wes Lee combines in his music the fingerpicking with slides, a soulful bluesy engaging and dynamic whole, which many music lovers will delight.
What people are saying:
Wes Lee and his band are the real deal. All fabulous musicians. They can play any style of music and play it well. They were the hit of our event.
Holly Green, Director of Marketing
LAUREN ROGERS MUSEUM OF ART
Wes' voice is super - he has a swamp-pop, funky swagger. A dynamic live performer.
Mean Willie Green
Right from the get-go, Wes Lee just took it to a level of conviction and artistry that says,
"I'm not afraid to spread the truth."
LA Songwriter's Festival
Wes plays National Resophonic guitars
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Steve Clayton picks / slides