Why Not Wyatt?
So the mean November Whites have set in -- Halloween is over. Christmas is still a month away. What is there to do in the face of grey November skies except rock out? Join SoundXchange this week for the Rock Country of WYATT-- plus a loving look at a tough mother from poet Lynda Monahan.
Ride along the gritty edge of rock to the heart of country and you'll find yourself moving to the sounds of WYATT, an original 4-piece band from Saskatoon. WYATT drives the sound of progressive country bands like Emerson Drive and Doc Walker and grounds it with the depth and groove of Tom Petty. Imagine old school southern rock combined with the rich, vocal flavours of Bon Jovi, The Eagles and Rascal Flatts.....this is Rock Country. Together, singer-guitarists Scott Patrick and Daniel Fortier, drummer Bray Hudson and bassist Cam Ewart have a sound and a commanding on-stage chemistry that instantly converts audiences to fans.
WYATT spent 2009 working hard on their latest project 'If I Had a Dollar...', set for release with Road Angel Entertainment, and distributed on behalf of Fontana North by Universal Music Canada . Working with Nashville-based writer/producer Noah Gordon (Jason Blaine, Emerson Drive) and Grammy-nominated engineer T.W. Cargile of BIG Studios, the band has recorded some of its strongest work to date.
According to singer/guitarist Scott Patrick, "We are really excited with the way the new record came together. Working with Noah as a producer to help refine and shape our sound has been an incredible experience, but working with him as a songwriter has really allowed us to grow as artists." Adds singer/guitarist Daniel Fortier, "The reaction from fans and industry alike to the new songs has been unbelievable. We have such incredibly loyal fans from all walks of life. It makes all the work to date so much more rewarding." According to bassist Cam Ewart, "One of the great things we are able to do with this band is 'convert' fans who don't traditionally listen to country music. We are always getting feedback from audiences who weren't fans of country music until they came out to a WYATT show or heard our songs on the radio."
Listen to the whole Wyatt concert again courtesy of CBC radio 2's Concerts on Demand.
Lynda Monahan's poetry is about, among other things, her mother's breast cancer. If you like more information about breast cancer, we'd like to make a contribution to the search for a cure please go here.
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