Scene News: Exclusive: video release from Thomas Wynn & The Believers – Wade Waist Deep

“This video for “Wade Waist Deep” was so much fun to make. We had never done anything like it, but loved experimenting with the green screens and a little bit of “acting” from Olivia and I. It was awkward, and hilarious, and a blast. Makes me wanna do more. The Director Blake Judd and his crew was excellent, and engaged, he kept us natural… and when I had the idea of getting an old broken piano and putting it in the river, Blake loved it, so $50 and a quick look on Craigslist later and there you have it!”

Thomas Wynn

Meet Thomas Wynn and The Believers, an American band with a striking new organic rock record about building a better life, a life you really believe in. Named #1 Rock Band and #1 Country/Folk Band in the city for seven consecutive years by the Orlando Weekly, Thomas Wynn and The Believers are breaking beyond the Southern rock scene with the release of their new album, Wade Waist Deep, their Mascot Label Group debut.
The record is packed with the facts that make American music timeless the deep Southern heat of the guitars, the complex, pulsing rhythms, and the male female vocal harmonies that sound like only a brother and sister can. Breathtakingly in sync with his vocalist sister, Olivia Wynn, Thomas Wynn sings about overcoming fear to become the person you were meant to be. Wynn, who fell in love with The Band’s first album Music from Big Pink in his early teens, brings classic country rock and soul into the new century with tunes that evoke the best of CSNY, Levon Helm, and John Prine.
Growing up in Orlando, Wynn played guitar and bass in church with his brother, while Olivia sang in the choir. Family and Bible study gave rhythm to their lives. “Our parents and our church were certain,” says Olivia, who participated in the Orlando Deanery Girls Choir, where she received vocal training and sang in cathedrals. “My favorite part was watching my dad [the original drummer of the legendary 70’s country band Cowboy] listening,” remembers Olivia. “I think he was trying to pick out my voice.” So the drummer once signed to Capricorn Records (Allman Brothers Band, Marshall Tucker Band, etc), now a family man, sat quietly in church and heard in his children the new voices of Southern rock.
The birth of Wade Waist Deep saw Thomas Wynn and The Believers traveling from Florida to Sputnik Sound studio in Nashville, where the band recorded with four time Grammy award winning producer, Vance Powell (The White Stripes, Jack White, Chris Stapleton). “I really wanted to do it outside of our hometown,” said Wynn. For the month of August 2016, Wynn and The Believers went on a journey to a sonic place that’s big, bright, and visionary.

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