Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Scott Wyatt: “Night Roads” Has a Song that will Touch your Heart ...

Scott Wyatt grew up around music and was influenced early on by Elvis Presley. In 2006 he began touring throughout multiple states through 2009. In June of 2009 Scott Wyatt teamed with Armed Forces Entertainment and went to play for the US Troops stationed in Honduras at the Soto Cano Airbase and then played the 4th of July Celebration at the US Embassy in Bogota, Colombia. Upon returning to the States, Scott took a hiatus from the music business. In 2010 he started up a band called Midwest Avenue and began playing shows in Illinois, in 2011 they won the Texaco Country Showdown in Illinois and were State Finalists.

On the “Night Roads EP”, this country-rock singer-songwriter expresses who he is through his music: a guy with an easy-going charm about him, as these predominantly acoustic guitar driven and infectious songs prove.

The charming album opener and title track “Night Roads” is the perfect song to grab your attention with its upbeat and rock-driven rhythm. This is followed by the catchy and laid-back “Dream and the Girl” a groove-filled, chill love song. Next up is “Manny ( The Drinkin’ Man)” , and then for me, probably the best two tacks on the EP, “Me and This Bottle” and the EP closer, “This Time”.

Not only are Scott Wyatt’s songs really easy to listen to, as the majority of his tunes are totally relatable and all have a great acoustic groove. The entire EP is just on the money. There’s a strong vein of tenderness and decency holding Wyatt’s kind of country music together. He’s going to be around for a while if he keeps making music like this.

scott-wyatt-400“Night Roads” is a wonderful EP. It is modern in its approach, but has that magical touch of old time country in some of the songs which gives it a more ‘authentic’ raw country feel, as opposed to the manufactured mainstream fodder constructed purposely for chart positioning.

Not that any of the songs on “Nights Roads” lack catchy radio charm. On the contrary, it’s just that Scott Wyatt feeds his songs with more heart and soul than most of the usual over-produced, glossy, big label productions.

I say if you like country music, real country music, get this EP. Overall though, it really doesn’t matter if you are or aren’t a country or country-rock music fan, as Scott Wyatt has a song that will touch your heart anyway. I look forward to seeing where his career goes in the future, when he eventually releases a brand new full-length album. I expect that he will grow more and get even better!

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