I think we can all agree that there isn’t a guy in the Texas music scene with a more unique style than Koe Wetzel.
From his brutally honest lyrics, perfect mix of grunge rock, southern rock, with a lot of country influence, and of course his full-throttle lifestyle, Koe has truly changed the game.
And although we love the guy for his unique sound, there may not be a more anticipated album than his full-on country project he has in the works.
Back in November, the Texas country rocker shed a little more light on what we can expect for the project, and it’s gonna be pure, traditional country music, with fiddle, steel, and more:
“I’m gonna put out my first actual country record, you know? Like some fiddle, some steel guitar, going back to acoustic guitars.”
And of course, he’s gonna add in his brutally honest songwriting in the album as well:
“It’s gonna be raw and real and like ‘What the fuck did he just say?’ I like talking about feelings and real-world shit. Not dissing people that talk about going down a backroad drinking a cold beer, shotgun rack and all this… no it’s not gonna be that kind of country.
It’s gonna be old school, raw, real. Just honest true shit. Not your everyday, ‘Man, lets put on some camo and drink some cold whiskey.’ You know what I mean?”
On top of that, he was recently seen at the iconic Texas recording studio, Sonic Ranch, alongside Pecos Hurley from Pecos & the Rooftops, Ben Burgess, ERNEST, Bones Owens & more, writing some new music:
That being said, today, Koe was featured alongside Josh Abbott and Larry Joe Taylor, covering Ray Wylie Hubbard’s “Screw You, We’re From Texas.”
Just a good old fashioned anthem about that ol’ Texas pride.
The new 4-song EP from Josh also features a Steve Earle’s “The Galway Girl,” featuring Shane Smith, a cover of “Roadtrip” alongside Roger Creager, Kevin Fowler & Larry Joe Taylor, and a cover of Willie Nelson’s “Forgiving You Was Easy” featuring Courtney Patton.
Give it a listen: