Chris Wilcox recently released his newest single “Drive”, which marks our first chance to hear some of the new songs he’s been working on with Matt Zuttell of Coast Records. In the past few months Wilcox has had some exciting happenings in his musical career, including nearly selling out the 8×10 in Baltmore, and an opening spot for SUSTO on their & I’m Fine Today tour. Chris will return to the 8×10 this upcoming Friday, July 14th with fellow Charlestonians Stop Light Observations, and I’ll be very surprised if this one doesn’t sell out. He also has some cool new merch on the way, and you’ll hear more about that in the next few weeks.
In the new single, Wilcox recounts memories of growing up that include learning to drive with his father, getting caught smoking weed by the cops (acknowledges it was a mistake, still blazin’ tho), leading up to where he stands today – a little closer to his goals, a little more sober, but not quite where he wants to be yet. I’d say that this is some of Chris’ strongest work to date, and I look forward to hearing the rest of the recordings with Zuttell and the rest of the people involved. His last release was a full length album called Legacy, which came out last summer.
“Drive” features an array of musicians including Thomas Kenney (Terraphonics) on guitar, Paul Chelmis (Human Resources) on keys, Aaron Utterback (Human Resources, Brave Baby) on Bass, Clay White (SUSTO, Brave Baby, The High Divers, etc, etc) on trumpet, Jeff Spirko on banjo/fiddle, and Matt Zutell (Human Resources, Coast Records Prez) on drums. As I mentioned earlier, Zuttell also did all the recording, mixing, and production.
Chris Wilcox has a slew of tour dates this summer, where he will play with some of his friends including Spirko, Tom Mackell, and more. His summer tour includes two dates in Charleston at The Royal American: July 29th with Spirko and August 26th with Tom Mackell and Becca Leigh. Both of those shows are going to be a great time and I strongly recommend you get out there and party with the gang. Stream the new single “Drive” below, and peep his full tour dates below that.
Chris Wilcox – Drive (Single)