It was a great preliminary round 4 of Nashville Rising Song Series 3.
They had 25 songwriters come out, and all who showed up were able to share their song. Normally they have 21 songwriters, but they figured why not! It was a strong group of songwriters and Will Wander won the audience vote.
From left to right, DR Ford (music industry judge), Bob Bender (music industry judge), Corey Lee Barker (music industry judge), Will Wander (audience winner), Joe Dissmore (music industry judges winner), Keith Mohr (NRS creator/director)
Will Wander – “Green Genevieve”
-Will Wander is a clever name. Then there’s this infectiously fun folk style that will keep listeners around for a long time. Sometimes I think they channel the great folk bands of the 60s, but other times they really feel like a modern sound. It’s a fantastic track that is both artful and light hearted in moments.
Review courtesy of Ear To The Ground music blog http://www.eartothegroundmusic.co/
Green Genevieve is the first single extracted from Moon Station, the album with which Will Wander (Nashville, USA) debuts and is due to be released in January 2019.
Listening to this song, one dips in a few seconds, in the most magical and irresistible way, in a very special sound environment, very dear and familiar, located somewhere between 1967 and 1968, in some cut between the Magical Mystery Tour and the White Album.
"Those who know, those who feel this, you know what I'm talking about."
But what excites you most is that Wander, as a lover of the classic sounds from back in the day (never dies or out of fashion), ... "he’s making fresh, original and authentic music, fruitful of his own young genius."
In fact, he calls his style "Adventure POP", an expression that seems to me quite correct in terms of the exuberance, quality, harmony and multifaceted brilliance that unfolds in Green Genevieve ...
We soon notice an excellent production, in this authentic jewel that sounds like pop-rock of the late 60s, with that irresistible amalgam of classicism and psychedelia, orchestrated with magnificent taste, dazzling with those trumpets that fill the atmosphere of space, light, mystery and charm, to the hypnotic rhythm of percussion, bass and acoustic guitars; And a melodious, elegant voice that leaves us high in a few seconds, because this artist - this composer, singer and exceptional multi-instrumentalist - knows very well what he is doing, allowing himself to flow with everything he treasures in his creative mind and heart Dreamer, through bucolic, suggestive and evocative lyrics of youthful love. And most amazing is that almost everything has been done by Will alone in his own studio, "Elephant Tusk Recording Studio". Bravo!!
…..Rock Gardener of Rooted Sounds Magazine
Will Wander: Green Genevieve. Una aventura pop con delicioso sabor clásico