THE ORIGINAL FLAME - "a neo-traditionalist of 70's era songcraft"
Still Wilson's origin story begins - more or less - with a kid from southwestern Montana, the FM dial and a borrowed classical guitar long before the working musician's grind; one which ultimately forged a highly respected, award-winning songwriter, vocalist and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist. Thousands of gigs in to his artistic career now, he continues to honor an ever-present spark of fascination with "guitars, song-craft and musicianship", stoking the original flame while delivering new recordings released on his own CUTS Music Group label.
Concerning himself with a certain aesthetic that is "inextricably tangled with a myriad of inspirations", Wilson is, by inclination, a neo-traditionalist of 70’s era songcraft. Both his guitar playing and songwriting are equally informed by more than a passing familiarity with the cross-pollination of folk and rock, jazz, country and the melancholy hues of his Celtic roots. Then add the vivid lyricism and a command of his honeyed baritone voice to the mix. The combined result: a multifaceted artist balancing the tightly bottled energy of his guitar expertise with the nuanced warmth of a sincere storyteller.
We all hear our own stories in the music we love. We also share a common struggle
with the big questions and doubts. There's a joy and a melancholy churning
in the flow of it all which can't, and shouldn't, be ignored.
Due to Covid-19, all performances and tour dates are on hold until further notice. Wilson will return to his steady performance schedule and residencies as soon as possible
Photo Credit: Paul Safford