Band: Webster’s Wheel
Date: Saturday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m.
Venue: The Peoples Room of Mobile, 78 St. Francis St., thepeoplesroommobile.com
Tickets: $20 by calling 251-367-4599
Over the past decade, folk music has been molded and shaped by a number of different genres. The multifaceted evolution of this style left many wondering if traditional folk sounds still resonated with up-and-coming musicians.
Webster’s Wheel is proving a pure folk sound can step to the forefront of all the subgenres that have emerged. Singer-songwriters Daniel Lee Webster and Marie Robertson represent Webster’s Wheel. The duo’s connection began when they met as openers for Big Freedia. This led to the two hosting a weekly songwriters’ series in Opelika, and eventually, the creation of Webster’s Wheel.
Webster’s Wheel will be coming to the Azalea City with the duo’s latest release, “Made in Sunshine,” in hand. Judging from this track, Webster and Robertson are reclaiming the raw acoustic/harmony formula prevalent in traditional folk music. The duo taps into the early days of folk with a sound many would consider beautifully archaic. The album lives up to its title. No matter the rhythm or subject matter, “Made in Sunshine” beams with positivity. Each song gives the listener the impression Webster and Robertson had smiles on their faces throughout the entire recording process.
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