Way I Am
Constantly touring blues guitarist Roger "Hurricane" Wilson takes a side trip into Americana & folk and country with his second acoustic CD, the Way I Am. Available from Blue Storm Records, this is his seventh release overall. Although he is best known for his searing electric blues, Wilson showcases his musical roots with this introspective and emotional acoustic package. The Way I Am contains eight original songs and four from artists who have greatly influenced his music over many years. New songs on the CD range from acoustic guitar based instrumentals to the storytelling on "I Got Chased By a Three Legged Dog" and social commentary of "How Much Is Enough?" and "The Drive-in Picture Show". Covering classics such as Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice", the June Carter-written "Ring of Fire", and "Doc's Guitar" from Doc Watson, Wilson pays homage to his influences. The Way I Am was recorded in Tallahassee, Florida in early September 2006, and was produced and engineered by Michael Traylor of Swamp Monk Music Works and of Captain Beefhart's Magic Band. Traylor also played all drums and percussion on the CD, while Randy Barnhill and Bobby Kennedy played bass and pedal steel guitar, respectively. Wilson, in addition to all vocals, played acoustic & electric guitars and dobro.