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Ink & Sound

by Andrés Wilson & The Waters

High energy, incredibly unique, and soulful poetic blues rock with jaw-dropping guitar heroics and infectious melodies.
Genre: Rock: Roots Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. A Million Miles
2:47 $0.99
2. The Woods
4:18 $0.99
3. Ink & Sound
3:04 $0.99
4. El Dorado
5:47 $0.99
5. Little Island
4:37 $0.99
6. Myth
4:50 $0.99
7. The Ghost of July
2:38 $0.99
8. Poverty & Resource
4:54 $0.99
9. I Saw a Light
5:48 $0.99
10. Home
4:10 $0.99
11. The Forces
5:04 $0.99
12. Tmuna Ktanah
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The only son of a classical guitarist and a jazz pianist, Andrés was named after his father’s idol, the famed classical guitarist Andrés Segovia. It would only be years later that the latent kismet of his name would manifest itself in his muscular yet singing guitar style. The sounds of Hector Villa-Lobos, Herbie Hancock, 50’s rock, Frank Sinatra, and Son House (his grandparents’ favorite artist) coexisted peacefully in his New England home. After picking up the guitar at the age of thirteen and practicing over six hours a day, by the age of sixteen, he was touring New England and NYC with his mother and earning a reputation as the best young lead guitar player in Boston, a bona fide prodigy, through his work in metal and hardcore bands like Tribal Demise and 69 Days. He also became a fixture at Boston blues jams and hung out with all the punk rockers. But it was always the unique sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Buckley, Nirvana, Stevie Ray Vaughn and other artists that broke the mold that summoned his ears to listen. After graduating from Lawrence Academy, where he was the recipient of graduation awards for music and writing, Andres received a scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston where he completed a summa cum laude B.M. in the Professional Music major (Fall 03’). A true cosmopolitan who has spent much time abroad and speaks several languages fluently, Andres has also studied classics, linguistics, and creative writing at colleges and universities around the globe.

The music of Andres Wilson & The Waters blends his myriad of influences into intense, melodic, and richly poetic songs where Andrés’s supple crooning voice rises and soars over the always-bluesy thrashing of inventive harmonies from his guitar. Sinuous, violin-like guitar lines embellish head bobbing grooves with inventive pulchritude. Listen to the debut album Ink & Sound (2006) and stomp along with the infectious groove of the funky first single “A Million Miles”. Some songs give glimpses of the teen metal-head wailing away in his room to tribal, throbbing rhythms (“El Dorado” & “Poverty and Resource”). Others flirt with mainstream pop sensibilities and unforgettable hooks (“The Woods”, “Little Island”, “Home”), and still others nod to Wilson’s diverse ancestry and cultural experiences embracing pure Mississippi, porch-stomping blues (“Ink & Sound”), Middle-Eastern modes and rhythms, and Celtic folk music. High-energy live shows are defined by jaw-dropping instrumental heroics, soul, and moments of vocal transcendence. His lyrics are full of rich imagery and illuminating symbols, impressionistic but easily deciphered by careful listeners. Andrés sings about alienation, our moments of color within the gray, and the epiphanies one experiences as life untangles like a roll of yarn. Every track is elevated by the first-class musicianship of The Waters (Louis Ochoa-bass, Asia Mei-keys/backing vocals, Hiroshi Sembon-drums, and Graham Nelson-harmonica).

Andres has performed in venues throughout New England, New York. Paris, Montréal, and
Israel. He also plays guitar for Asia Mei and does various session work. He has won several gui-tar and songwriting competitions. He is poised to make the world listen to a unique but thor-oughly bluesy sound that must be heard.




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Joel Simches

There is something for every sensibility on this record
Ink & Sound
11 songs
Named after famed classical guitarist Andres Segovia, Andres Wilson pushes beyond musical boundaries, incorporating so effortlessly elements of jazz, blues, funk and pop into his own melodic song stylings. Wilson isn’t afraid to let his talents and abilities shine on this disc. He is a truly gifted guitarist, singer and songwriter, with an uncanny sense of melody and a flair for showmanship. It is rare that such a trained music school graduate from my favorite place, Berklee, can actually play with “chops” AND have something musically relevant to say. There is something for every sensibility on this record, which gets better and better with every consecutive listen. (Joel Simches)

Ben Gever Gever

This is fantastic stuff!
Andres is a true guitar prodigy, and his tunes are so well crafted. This is fantastic stuff!

Emergenza Magazine

The Andres Wilson Band played next. Their writing is fantastic and if anyone needs guitar lessons, they shoud talk to Andres.