One of today’s best examples of a ‘songwriter’s songwriter,’ Wes Tirey uses his words to paint a rich and realistic small town atmosphere on this new single from the upcoming reissue of his brilliant No Winners in the Blues.
Originally released in a small cassette run in 2019, No Winners in the Blues is available for preorder on vinyl from Full Spectrum Records today ahead of its January 6 release date. The album is a somber collection of achingly real and relatable ballads. Each one features the singer-songwriter’s lonesome vocals ringing out over his own acoustic fingerpicking and Shane Parish’s hauntingly dreamlike electric guitar lines.
The record’s leading single, “Chestnut Street Blues,” is. a beautiful example of this. Parish’s chiming electric slyly winks while Tirey croons a list of well-used sayings people default to in order to get through periods of small talk. It’s sort of like sitting in a busy small town diner and overhearing snatches of every conversation that passes through the doorway. Check it out:
If Kris Kristofferson, David Berman and Simon Joyner are some of your favorites, then you definitely need to hear this LP. Click here to preorder yours today.