The Wealthy West is closing out the fall season of the Pure Memphis Music Series on Thursday, November 8th! As you’ll find out, there is certain resilience, albeit sometimes desperate to The Wealthy Wests songs. The solo moniker for The Rocketboys’ front man Brandon Kinder, The Wealthy West sings songs that fully encapsulate someone who has chosen to step away from the comfortable, from his friends and easy relationships, and is trying to figure out his place in life.
In search of a more personal voice Kinder took a handful of demos and released The Wealthy West Volume 1. As with The Rocketboys, these songs released in 2011 found much success with TV and film music supervisors, landing numerous placements and touching The Rocketboys’ fan base. This success was followed with his first full-length, Long Play, which was an iTunes Best-of-2016 LP and featured fan favorites The Highest Tide and Silver Line.
Musically, The Wealthy West sits between the storied troubadours of the 60s and modern solo artists such as Bon Iver and Father John Misty. There is a gritty quality to his delicate voice with just enough pain hidden behind fragile beauty to keep the listener guessing.
While “Long Play” was essentially a record about traveling and searching, The Wealthy West’s new album “The Right Regrets” is the record for when you arrive and realize there are no easy answers. A self-described “depressing record,” as beautiful and wide-ranging as it is, it keeps emotions close to the surface: Many of the songs are conversational as Kinder talks about his fears, hopes and frustrations.
As with the last record, the listener is not left with a sense of finality, but more with the notion that another chapter in a much larger story has been told, and a new one has yet to begin. In this respect Kinder is truly creating a body of work, charting an uneasy path through an uncertain world, spurred on by just enough hope to keep going, but not enough to stop questioning.
Now, see them live and in-person at the Old Dominick Distillery in Memphis!
At Appling Lakes Apartments in Cordova, Tennessee, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Thursday!
Thursday, November 8, 2018—7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
Old Dominick Distillery
305 South Front Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38103