The Wreckage

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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
The Wreckage was recorded on either end of Will Hoge's near-fatal accident in August 2008, when a vehicle plowed into his scooter as he left the studio. Apart from its title, the album makes little reference to Hoge's injuries or long, painful recovery, choosing instead to revisit the themes that populated his previous albums: love and life in the South, the sad beauty of roadside Americana, and the glory of rock & roll. Those are conventional subjects, perhaps, but few 21st century songwriters tackle them better than Hoge, who sets his lyrics to a soundtrack of heartland rock and soulful, hard-hitting alt-country. He remembers the golden days of radio during "Even If...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
The Wreckage was recorded on either end of Will Hoge's near-fatal accident in August 2008, when a vehicle plowed into his scooter as he left the studio. Apart from its title, the album makes little reference to Hoge's injuries or long, painful recovery, choosing instead to revisit the themes that populated his previous albums: love and life in the South, the sad beauty of roadside Americana, and the glory of rock & roll. Those are conventional subjects, perhaps, but few 21st century songwriters tackle them better than Hoge, who sets his lyrics to a soundtrack of heartland rock and soulful, hard-hitting alt-country. He remembers the golden days of radio during "Even If It Breaks Your Heart," trades a broken-down town for the road with "Highway Wings," and pines for his baby everywhere else, tying the whole package together with his Southern croon and multi-piece band. "When I Can Afford to Lose," the leadoff track from 2007's Draw the Curtains, may still be Will Hoge's best performance to date, but he's rarely sounded as convincing as he does here, having suffered enough misery during the previous 12 months to make his blues-influenced songwriting all the more persuasive.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/29/2009
  • Label: Rykodisc
  • UPC: 014431099021
  • Catalog Number: 10990
  • Sales rank: 66,771

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Will Hoge Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Celeste, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Pat Buchanan Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Guitar (Baritone)
Ken Coomer Percussion, Drums
Tony Harrell Piano
Kenny Vaughan Electric Guitar
Michael Webb Piano, Hammond B3
Kyle Cook Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Jen Gunderman Mellotron, Hammond B3
Scotty Huff Background Vocals
Adam Beard Bass, Horn, Background Vocals
Tim Marks Bass
Ashley Monroe Vocals
Sigurdur Birkis Percussion, Drums
Devin Malone Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Pedal Steel Guitar, Cello, Electric Guitar, 12-string Guitar, Hammond B3
Technical Credits
Jim Lauderdale Composer
Charlie Brocco Producer, Engineer
Ken Coomer Producer
Trey Bruce Composer
Greg Crowe Composer
Blair Daly Composer
Kyle Cook Composer
Will Hoge Composer
Paul Moak Composer
Michael Logen Composer
Patrick Miller Engineer
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