Traditional Country is Alive and Well on The Waymores’ ‘Weeds’
The storytelling and down-home wisdom of old-time country is alive and well, and can be heard on Weeds, the latest EP from The Waymores.
The Atlanta-based acoustic country act – led by the duo of singer-songwriters Willie Heath Neal and Kira Annalise – brings a traditional sensibility rooted in authentic storytelling. “Matches” starts the project off by taking a cue from the Johnny Cash playbook. True to its name, this outlaw country tune speaks of a daredevil recklessness and not a care for who burns in its wake. From there, we progress to “Moe Brown,” a sad country waltz about a lovelorn rodeo clown who meets his untimely demise.
Weeds also touches on different shades of love. The title track, for one, is a tender duet about facing life’s battles together while traveling up and down the road. On another part of the spectrum is “Bring You Down,” a codependence anthem fixated on the notion that we cannot repair another person until we can do so for ourselves.
Closing things out is “Dumb Old Dog,” a fun and upbeat romp which teaches us to set expectations and avoid disappointment by seeing people as the animals they can be.
Bring You Down
Dumb Old Dog