W.B. Givens
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W.B. Givens

Asheville, NC | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | INDIE | AFM

Asheville, NC | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Americana Folk


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"W.B. Givens - "Locomotion" Exclusive Album Stream"

Givens’ own music is a unique amalgam of his influences, encompassing elements of bluegrass and bluesy country, but with enough of a modern slant to the production to fit right in with contemporary Americana.

The unique lyrical perspective that underlies songs like ‘Death in Her Afternoon,’ ‘Blood & Gold & Latitude’ and ‘Back to Church’ is sure to please fans who appreciate genuine song craft. The video for the album’s first single, ‘Oh My God,’ is already in rotation on CMT Edge after premiering on American Songwriter’s web site. - Sterling Whitaker

"Video Premiere: W.B. Givens "Oh My God""

This October, Givens will release Locomotion, a debut album filled with rootsy rock & rollers and modern Americana folksongs. Stay tuned — this train is just leaving the station, and it’s going places.
- American Songwriter

"This Muddy Water Tastes So Good"

The hardest part of every day should just be getting up and getting at 'em. It should get easier as the hours age, but it's just not the way it works. Getting up is difficult, but we're typically met with such opposition, by everything we want to do and by everyone who wants us to do it differently, to better suit the things they want to do and how they want them to be done, that we get caught in a sizeable vise, a headache that doesn't wane until we lie ourselves back down with minty mouths and empty bladders.

Nashville musician W.B. Givens writes songs that touch on tiny particles of salvation, all of which might add up to greater salvation. He brings to the forefront his little hymns about getting by. There are the sweet magnolia trees standing tall, the freight trains hooting their hot and bothered calls off in the distance and these feelings of it all sliding away like snakes or filthy rainwater. He sings about angels - whole ones and broken ones - and has thoughts about the right and wrong times to dance, the appropriate times to cry and the times to keep it inside until you're more alone than you find yourself when the sensation strikes.

There's rust on the wind in "Family Stone," as people are waiting on the weather and there are babies crying in "Back To Church," not to mention someone off getting higher than a coyote's howl. There's a preacher there as well and he sees the burned frames and bodies and just tries to give them the hope that they need to get by. He serves them that muddy water as if it were wine and they drink it like it was wine since it's from him. They believe that it's good for them, that it will make the getting up and getting on tomorrow a little easier. They have no idea what they're telling themselves, but that's just part of the salvation they're getting. - Sean Moeller at Daytrotter.com


Still working on that hot first release.



Raised in the hill country of northern Mississippi, W.B. Givens grew up a stone's throw away from the legendary land where the Delta Blues began. After a substantial stint in Asheville, North Carolina, he developed a strong passion for traditional Bluegrass and Country music. Nowadays, he resides on the east side of the Cumberland River in Nashville, Tennessee. Here, W.B. Givens has developed into a fresh, ambitious songwriter, managing to combine these distinct styles of music into a poignant and promising new sound. Delivering often gut-wrenching lyrics with an evocative voice that resonates with tradition, he lives simply (to borrow words from an authority on the subject) "for the sake of the song."

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