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Seeing music: Will Wesley merges songs and images

Will Wesley’s latest song is part one of an ambitious new project.

The local rock and Americana singer-songwriter is writing and producing three music videos featuring a recurring character and continuous storyline.

“Let It All Burn,” the first song in Wesley’s music video trilogy, is available from all digital music outlets. Over the course of this year, Wesley will create music videos for “Let It All Burn” and two as-yet unreleased songs.

“I’ve always dreamed of combining my writing and composing,” Wesley said. “I almost try to make miniature movies.”

On stage, Wesley performs in a three-piece electric format with the Will Wesley Band and an acoustic duo with his bandmate and producer, Phillip Chandler.

“We can sit down and do an intimate performance, or we can put on an energetic rock show,” he said.

Sunday at The Basin Music Hall, Wesley will play acoustic and electric sets during the first installment of the Singer Songwriter Concert Series. WLFT-TV is broadcasting the show live on television and the station’s mobile app. Steve Judice and Rhett Anthony Glindmeyer are also appearing.

Wesley’s fourth album of all-original songs, “Both Sides of the Tracks,” is due for release later this year. Like his electric and acoustic performances, the double album shows the multiple sides of his talents. One disc of “Both Sides of the Tracks” features rock, the other country and Americana music.

“But the album I do after that might be a jazz ensemble project,” Wesley said. “It just depends on where my heart leads me.”

Originally from Baker, Wesley grew up in a musical home filled with many kinds of music.

“My father never wanted me to be limited,” he said. “He’d made sure I listened to everything from jazz by Dave Brubeck and Miles Davis to the Eagles and Doc Watson. I

Article source: https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/music/article_61e1ebe0-49d3-11ea-8957-5b68e376543d.html

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