Sounds Of Secret Stages 2018: Will Stewart

While I may not be there in body, my mind and heart will be away down south in Dixie this weekend. Why, you may ask? Well, it's Secret Stages, y'all! August 3-4 sees this boutique festival take over Birmingham once again, bringing together sounds from all ends of the spectrum. If you're in the vicinity, you should absolutely stop what you're doing and go see some folks do their thing. I've put together a shortlist of some artists I'd make time for if I was at the festival, and I hope you'll check them out regardless of whether you're in Alabama this weekend or not.

Will Stewart caught my ear a couple years ago when I was checking out the Secret Stages lineup, and he's reeled me in once again. This Alabama boy recently went back to his home state, recorded a long player called County Seat, and flies the flag for exceptionally talented Heart of Dixie talent. Stewart's music is as lovely and varied as the landscapes in his native land, his road weary and earnest voice spinning standout yarns about life, love, and everything in between.

[posted 8.4.18]


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