Fred Wickham :: Mariosa Delta


fred_wickham-MariosaDelta_Cover-01De groep Hadacol uit Missouri maakte twee meesterlijke albums. Better Than This (1999) en All In Your Head (2001) stonden vol energieke punky rootscountry. Hank Williams, Clash, Steve Earle, die mix. Daarna werd het stil. Nu, zestien jaar later, is gitarist/zanger Fred Wickham terug aan het front met zijn solodebuut Mariosa Delta. Minder punky maar even briljant, mooi geproduceerd net als in de Hadacol-dagen door de onlangs overleden Lou Whitney. Alle ingrediënten zijn weer aanwezig: de stem, de gedrevenheid en vooral de prachtliedjes. Dé comeback van het jaar. Fantastisch!

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Fred Wickham is best known for his work with Hadacol, the popular Kansas City based quartet who released two critically acclaimed records and gained a national reputation for their ferocious live performances across the country, including appearances at Mountain Stage, SXSW, and the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Wickham’s title track to the second album was prominently featured in Steven Spielberg’s Emmy Award mini – series Taken and other Wickham penned tunes were featured in Spin Magazine, ESPN’s X – Games and the Miramax feature film Takedown. Following the breakup of Hadacol, Wickham laid low, playing the occasional show and continuing to write. Eventually he teamed up with old friends Richard Burgess and Sam Platt to record a new album with producer/mentor Lou Whitney. Springfield aces Joe Terry, D. Clinton Thompson, Dave Wilson, Bobby Lloyd Hicks and Lee Smith were recruited to round out the all – star lineup. With most of the recording finished, the project was put on hold following Whitney’s illness, and the final touches were made by Whitney just weeks prior to his death in late 2014. The
resulting album, “Mariosa Delta”.


01. Big Fat Moon
02. You Don’t Need Me
03. I Don’t Have To Like It
04. Mariosa Delta, 1940
05. Red Light
06. Big Foot Moon Reprise
07. Rock Bottom Again
08. Wish You Were Here Tonight
09. Wedding Song
10. Big Fat Moon Reprise No. 2
11. People Talk
12. Shine On Me
13. Big Fat Moon Reprise No. 3

Fred Wickham Bio



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