Thursday, April 20, 2023

Wesley Randolph Eader

Kalama Harbor Lodge - Harbor Lounge



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About Wesley Randolph Eader

Country folk

Wesley Randolph Eader

American folk & old-time country singer-songwriter Wesley Randolph Eader has family roots all over Tennessee, but he was raised among the Cascade mountains of the Pacific Northwest.  His storytelling songs showcase a broad understanding of American roots music: country ballads, bluegrass stompers, talking blues, old time gospel camp tunes, and topical songs.  His songs feel equally at home in an old-time string gathering or a honky tonk, and they have the unique ability to bounce between eras of vintage American music, maintaining authenticity no matter the setting.   One article from No Depression placed Eader's distinctive voice and songwriting style within the more mythical tradition of American folk music: "Eader sings each song as if he’s been singing them forever, as if they were passed down like precious heirlooms, or discovered on one of A.P. Carter’s song expeditions”.

Eader’s most recent album “Highway Winds" sounds like a long-lost songwriting classic. It was recorded entirely on a 70s tape machine and features, among others: National Old Time Fiddle Champion Luke Price and Eric Earley, producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and frontman of Blitzen Trapper, Rachel Ann Dial, vocalist and guitarists in indie rock band Mero, as well as legendary Portland engineer & producer Danny O’Hanlon on percussion. This strong cast of players has helped take Eader's songs, which stand so strongly by themselves, to an even higher level of interest to the listener. Nostalgic ridden Americana music lovers are sure to find "Highway Winds" a more than suitable soundtrack for the road.

Eader has toured regionally along the American West Coast and Pacific Northwest and internationally in the U.K. He has played in legendary venues such as Mississippi Studios, The Aladdin Theater, Green Note London, Rockwood Music Hall,  Landmark Saloon,  Alberta St Pub, The Old Church, Alberta Rose Theater, Al’s Den, White Eagle, Revolution Hall, and Secret Society. He’s played festivals such as Northwest Folklife Festival, Southern Fried Festival, UK International Beer & Bluegrass Festival. He has shared the bill with prestigious acts and friends such Liz Vice, Eric Earley (of Blitzen Trapper), Anna Tivel, Jefferey Martin, Josh Garrels, Michael Hurley, Holly Ann, The Wild Reeds,  The Grahams, Dead Lee, Arcadian Wild, Josh Harmony, Evan Way (of the Parson Red Heads), Joshua Powell, Branches, House of Angels, Hannah Glavor, Hank Wedel, The Hot Seats, Bevelers, Derek Webb, Josh White, Marty Marquis (of Blitzen Trapper), Tow'rs, Charlie Shaw, Kevin Lee Florence, Hip Hatchet, The Show Ponies and more.