Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to Wellsprings Ltd. I discovered this Band while shuffling songs on Spotify and I liked the rock spirit of their music.
This rock band brings with it the Woodstock wind and that freedom energy of the 70s.
A way of composing music that reminded me of the Rolling Stones mixed with James Brown and many other bands and artists that have dominated the rock scene.
Surely these guys spent a lot of time in the rehearsal room to achieve such an enviable musical understanding.
I really liked the sounds and instruments used which are real and exude the true spirit of rock.
All the songs on this album are fantastic and demonstrate a very advanced compositional ability.
All the musicians of the band manage to be protagonists and this mix of ideas comes together in an original and unique musical product.
A must-listen band for classic rock lovers.
Hell Of a Ride is Wellsprings Ltd’s Album Out Now!
Together and separately the members of WELLSPRINGS LTD played countless shows, as members of The Loved Ones, Wellsprings Of Hope, Mover, Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days, Mother Hips, Penelope Houston, and literally dozens of other outfits. But as time passed one moved away to Austin, then another to Nashville, and the opportunities to reproduce the alchemy onstage disappeared. Now in 2021 they have finally regrouped in the studio and created a masterpiece of roots infused rock and roll, heavy on the retro soul and classic sounds that made them audience favorites back in the day.
As songwriting teams go, Mike Therieau and Patricio Johnson easily sit alongside Penn and Oldham or even Jagger and Richards, focusing on hooks that convey immediate and universal moods. Each has a distinctive, soulful vocal style that harmonizes and punctuates the other’s in tribute to great R&B duos like Sam & Dave or Don & Dewey. John Kent on drums and Dan Eisenberg on keyboards create the energy field that brings the songs to life, transporting the listener to a timeless place where soul is getting put onto magnetic tape. Therieau’s heartbreaking lead vocal on Hell Of A Ride is framed within a lattice of Hammond organ and sweet guitar tones that would not be out of place on an early Al Green recording. Likewise, the buoyant southern gospel of That Light has everything to do with the band’s love for the Nashboro discs from Johnson’s adopted hometown of Nashville. Throw some Spencer Davis Group and Rascals into the mix and you get the picture.