Today’s emerging band to watch is the Americana blues-rock trio
Will and the Won’ts who just released their acoustic video for their single Wake Up Clean.
Wake Up Clean is a relatively self-explanatory song. I’ve often felt haunted by a lot of things in my life; whether they are romantic partners, personal fears, long-lost friends or troubling thoughts of any kind, I often have a hard time letting go. This song tells the story of that idea through a desire for romantic detachment. A lot of it has to do with understanding the nature of who/whatever I’m trying to detach myself from. A lot of times, it’s difficult to move on from a situation until you truly understand the nature of why you were attached to it in the first place.”
Watch the purely awesome acoustic version on video here:
Will and the Won’ts combine a bit of baby-boomer era rock ‘n roll, folk and country with the deep roots of Americana. That isn’t to say it sounds dated, anything but. Their version has a modern edge which mainly comes through in the way they arrange their songs” (Write.Click.Cook.Listen).
The three members managed to find each other amongst the traffic, beaches, mountains, and bustling music scene of Los Angeles and combine a mutual love of influences ranging from The Avett Brothers, Jack White to Creedence Clearwater Revival. All students at the Musicians Institute, Will Risbourg (vocals/guitar), Andrew Bilotti (drums/vocals), and Gui Bodi (bass/vocals) found camaraderie beyond the classroom in 2010 and settled as a three-piece in January 2014, shortly thereafter, recording their first single Wake Up Clean.
The vinyl single w/CD included will be available for online ordering via the band’s bandcamp site on November 1st for $5 + $2 shipping. It is also available at all of their shows for $5.