Wes Ables

Wes Ables

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After seeing the band live, someone once told us we sound like Drive-By Truckers and the Replacements getting drunk together and jamming on Fugazi & Lemonheads tunes.

Biography

It all started in 1997 at a five-eight show in Athens, GA. Wes Ables meet Andrew Teems and decided they should start a band. For the next 4 years they played and toured as Creekwater Sound. After CWS disbanded in 2000, Wes hit the road hard. Entertaining wild families of havalina in Tucson, AZ., the snowmobile dive bars of Northern Michigan, gangs of greasers in Nashville and lazy rednecks in South Florida. In 2007 Wes ended up back in Atlanta and hooked back up with Teems. 2008 saw Ables' play over 150 shows all over the South in places such as Athens, Atlanta, Carrollton, Charlotte, Birmingham, Miami, Nashville, Louisville and more. They took up a residency at the Cavern in Atlanta in the summer of 2008 playing to the poor & drunk of the ATL. In the fall of 2008, he was asked to write a song for PASTE Magazine's annual Christmas cd. The song was recorded by an All-Star lineup of some of Atlanta's best musicians. Right now they are currently finishing up tracks for their first "official" release. An ep titled "Late Fees for the Overdue Romantics" that is full of alt/country and southern rock gems that are drenched in love and heartbreak. Wes has been described as the "angora of Atlanta songwriters" and was introduced to Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers) on DBT's bus, by a mutual friend, as "the best songwriter you've never heard of". That will change, for sure. This is raw. This is Dirty. This is Rock-N-Roll. Southern Style. Check it....

Discography

Uncle Benny Sold The Farm / Scar Prevention (single)(out of print) 2006 - Bug Lake Records
Pool of Blood / Regret (single) 2009 - Self Release
upcoming debut ep - Late Fees for the Overdue Romantics - pending release date of May 22, 2009

Set List

45 minute showcases and opening sets are all originals, generally 12-15 songs.
Headlining sets usually include 25-35 originals and a few covers, including classics and deep cuts from the likes of Tom Petty, ZZ Top, Lemonheads, Hank Williams Sr., etc.