Wreckage

The Wreckage

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by Will Hoge
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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:
09/29/2009
Label:
Rykodisc
UPC:
0014431099021
catalogNumber:
10990
Rank:
16198

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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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