The WildRoots -WildRoots Sessions – Volume 1
Format: CD
Label: WildRoots Records LLC
Release: 2021

Release Date:February 2, 2021

With the release of ‘WILDROOTS SESSIONS VOLUME 1’, Victor Wainwright and Stephen Dees celebrate 16 years of a musical partnership that began in 2005.

After the 2015 release of the critically acclaimed award winning record ‘BOOM TOWN’, The WildRoots are back! Only this time out, there’s a different focus.
Stephen and Victor felt it was time to spotlight all the great players and singers who have been a big part of all their past and current collaborations.

In addition to Victor, WILDROOTS SESSIONS VOLume 1 will also feature lead vocals by John Oates, Beth McKee, Nick Black, Stephen Dees, Patricia Ann Dees, Anthony “Packrat” Thompson, Robert “Top” Thomas (Smoke House), Billy Livesay (Clarence Clemmons/The Livesays), Mark Hodgson (Midnight Creepers), and Chris Merrell (Dicky Betts).

Core members,
Victor – Piano, Organ, Vocals
Stephen – Guitars, Bass, Percussion, Vocals, Production
Patricia Ann – Saxophone, Vocals, Flute, Bass
Billy Dean – Drums, Charlie DeChant – Saxophone
Greg Gumpel – Guitar, Stephen Kampa – Harmonica
Ray Guiser – Sax
Nick Black – Guitar, Vocals
Ray Guiser – Saxophone
Alberto Cruz – Drums

Guest musicians of note include Michael Shrieve (Rolling Stones Best Drummers of All Time: #10/Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame with Santana), Bryan Bassett – Guitar (Foghat/Wild Cherry), Lucky Peterson — Hammond Organ, Pat Harrington – Guitar (The Train), Todd Sharp – Guitar (Rod Stewart/Delbert McClinton), David Kent– Piano (Hall & Oates) and Eddie Zyne– Drums (Hall & Oates/Foghat).

The WildRoots team understands the music and its traditions; steeped in a variety of Blues, Soul, and Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll, with exceptional songs and musicianship.

Tracks:
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1. 634-5789 (feat. Victor Wainwright & Patricia Ann Dees)
02. Something in the Water 2020 (feat. Billy Livesay)
03. Move Along Part 1 (feat. Patricia Ann Dees)
04. Our Last Goodbye (feat. John Oates)
05. Santa Claus is Back in Town (feat. Victor Wainwright)
06. Easy Chair (feat. Patricia Ann Dees)
07. Memphis Queen (feat. Nick Black)
08. Square (feat. Stephen Dees)
09. Cradled in the Bosom of Jerusalem (feat. Victor Wainwright & Beth McKee)
10. King Snake Crawl Revisited (feat. Robert “Top” Thomas)
11. Move Along Part 2 (feat. Charlie “Mr. Casual” DeChant)
12. Misty Morning in New Orleans (feat. Mark Hodgson)
13. Where I Am (feat. Anthony “Packrat” Thompson)
14. In a Sad Room (feat. Chris Merrell)
15. Bend in the Road (feat. Patricia Ann Dees)
16. I’m Yours (feat. Victor Wainwright & Charlie DeChant)

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