BJ Wilbanks NEW Album

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Bucky Soulful, countrified southern blues screaming total class while gently tugging the heartstrings of authentic Americana meets rock n roll. Fans of Chris Stapleton take note.
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cheesiepoof I love this whole album and was so happy that I pre ordered it. This song is my favorite because it has that feeling of it being true and wise. It gives me hope of what life will bring. Favorite track: My Whole Life.
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BJ Wilbanks's self-titled album (due out April 28th) captures the refined analogue production qualities of yesteryear, complete with swampy southern bass and Stax-inspired horn sections. It is of a reminiscent of bygone era when music was so good, it transcended genre.

-American Songwriter (premier in best new-music)

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released April 28, 2017

All songs written by BJ Wilbanks, © 2017
Back Porch Soul Publishing ASCAP
All songs recorded by Kevin Sellors & BJ Wilbanks at The Vault Recording Lounge, Marietta, GA
Tracks 1-6 mixed by Darrell Thorp
Tracks 7 & 8 mixed by Kevin Sellors and BJ Wilbanks
Mastering by Pete Lyman at Infrasonic Mastering
Photographs and album design: Evan Leavitt

* BJ Wilbanks: Production, Lead Vocals, Guitars, Bgvx, Harmonica, Slide Guitar
* Kevin Sellors: Production, Recording and Mixing Engineer
* Zach Wheeler: Drums
* Fuji Fujimoto: Bass Guitar and Horn Arrangements
* John Marsh: Keys and Hammond B3
* Alfreda Gerald & Myra Walker: Background vocals on tracks 1,2,3,4 & 7
* Horns: Gary Paulo - Tenor Saxophone, Kevin Lyons - Trumpet, Tom Gibson - Trombone
* Calvin Kelley: Percussion
* Carly Gibson: Lead Guitar on track 3 and bgvx on tracks 3, 5 & 8
* Brad Bauman: Harmonica on Country Livin'
* Brad Inman: 1902 Foot pump organ on "My Whole Life"
* Jamison Price: Jaw Harp on "Livin Off The Land"
* Cody Marlowe: Bgvx on track "Livin' Off The Land" and "My Whole Life"
* JR Rund: Bgvx on "My Whole Life"

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Georgia-based BJ Wilbanks's authentic exploration of love and the pursuit of enlightenment has been referred to as “Back Porch Soul”,; fusing the musical roots of Americana, Motown and Delta Blues into an intoxicating blend of Southern Rock.

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Track Name: Healin' My Blues
I remember when we first met baby, we were both singing the blues
Felt something there, we were scared to lose
Every time I heard the phone ring darling, I always prayed it was you
There's nothing sweeter than the sound of your voice coming through

(chorus)
Mmm, and that's when my heart melts baby
That's when the feeling is true
That's when your love starts healing
Love starts healing my blues

Any time I'm not myself, baby, you stand beside me so true
There's nothing stronger than the love that I feel for you
Oh, now I remember when our hearts weren't something, we were afraid to lose
I remember how it felt so brand new

(chorus)
Awww, that's when my heart melts baby
That's when the feeling is true
That's when your love starts healing
Love starts healing my blues

Oh, babe i know you feel it
I know you feel it too, the love that's coming through
Now there's nothing, nothing, nothing we can't do, yeah

(chorus)
Awww baby, that's when my heart melts darling
That's when the feeling is true
That's when your love starts healing
Love starts healing
That's when my soul has more meaning, yeah yeah yeah
That's when your love starts healing
Love starts healing my blues
Start healing my blues
Track Name: Tied Up & Twisted
Tied up and twisted now
Back to my own place
And I've got all the time
But somehow the time gets all of me

(chorus)
I wish that you'd slow down and let me catch my breath
Well there's more to life than running down yourself
Tied up and twisted now
Oh lord I'm tied up and twisted now

Well, some say life's the best in town
But all I ever really long for is space
People moving all around me only to get to the same place

(chorus)
I wish that you'd slow down and let me catch my breath
Well there's more to life that running down yourself
Tied up and twisted now
Oh lord I'm tied up and twisted now

Tied up and twisted now
Oh lord I'm tied up and twisted now
Oh lord I'm tied up
Oh lord I'm tied up
Oh lord I'm tied up and twisted now
Track Name: Change Your Mind
I walked up to this lady, just the other day
Hoping to catch her eye
Before I said one damn thing, she turned her nose up at me
Said honey you ain't my type

(chorus)
I told her you don't know if you don't try
I might have something you can't deny
Leave yourself open before you shut me down
Baby just try me, you never know, you might change your mind
Change your mind

Well most folks they tell me how I should be
Put down thinks they ain't tried
Boy don't you smoke them green leaves, cut your hair you hippy
Even though I ain't hurting no one

(chorus)
I tell 'em you don't know if you don't try
It might have something you can't deny
Leave yourself open before you shut it down
Baby just try it, you never know, you might change your mind

Well most folks they tell ya, you'll only be a failure
There ain't no sense in trying
Count your blessings not your luck babe, I don't give a f*ck what they say
Life's an oyster with a pearl inside

(chorus)
Because you never know if you don't try
You might have something you can't deny
Leave yourself open before you shut you down
Baby just try it, you never know, you might change your mind
Track Name: I Can't Help It
Oh, baby it's so hard for me to hold back
All the feeling in my heart about to burst out
All I wanna do is tell you and scream it out loud
But I know it's too soon to talk like that

(chorus)
Oh, I can't help it
I can't help it

No, I can't help it when you're around
Every bit of my cool just falls to the ground
It's not so much what you do that drives me wild
I'm just so into you I can't get out

(chorus)
Oh I can't help it
I can't help it
No I can't help it
I can't help it, no no no

I'm still grooming and pacing before we go out
Making sure everything's in place so it all works out
I don't know what I'd do if your love passed me by
My heart's consumed with this empty desire

(chorus)
Oh I can't help it
I can't help it
No I can't help it
I can't help it
Track Name: Livin' Off The Land
Well I work all day 'til I grow tired, cause I don't mind
Life don't seem much like life, unless you grind it
Way on back way way on back, livin' off the land yeah
Both bare hands and an aching back, was all they had then

(chorus)
Oh, my my, oh my my, I wish we could rewind it
To that simple way of life, how grandma described it

Good hard work fuels the mind, it makes you feel worth something
You get what you give, and if you're taking child, take only what you need
All you've got is your good name, you make the bed you lay in
If you ain't got something nice to say, then don't say nothing

(chorus)
Oh my my, oh my my, I wish we could realize that
We are livin' in paradise, how nature designed it

Oh my my, oh my my, I wish we could rewind it
To that simple way of life, how grandma described it

Well there's beauty in all honest things, the magic's in the making
If you want a better life, then change your way of livin'

(chorus)
Oh my my, oh my my, I wish we could rewind it
To that simple way of life, how grandpa described it

Oh my my, oh my my, I wish we could realize that
We are livin' in paradise, how nature designed it
Track Name: Cui Bono?
Don't misunderstand the meaning son
Try and comprehend what they have done
Make your mind up for yourself
And find out what is really going on

Monetary political scum
Rub their nasty elbows back and forth
They tell you that its good for you
And sell you something that you never really want
Oh I know

Mr. President you're a mirage
Democracy is such a facade, yea
Vote for your false paradigms
Give you the illusion that you have a choice

Mainstream media men tend the herd
Bought and paid by the man who bends their words, oh
Read your teleprompters loud
Creating your own mass Stockholm syndrome
Oh I know

Government's Latin for mind control
We we should be asking is Cui Bono
Oh, it's that funny feeling in your soul
Deep down you know something here is wrong
Oh I know
Track Name: Country Livin'
Well child you've been running just to run out your time
Ain't no kind of money should keep you in this town
Where everyone's racing just to chase a dollar sign
Just trying to get by

(chorus)
Give me, the sweet dream
Of country livin'
Homegrown everything
Dirt roads and tall trees

Simple folks leading simple lives
Might sound like a joke, but baby ask yourself why child
Something in your soul knows it just feels right
Taking your time

(chorus)
Give me, the sweet dream
Of country livin'
Homegrown everything
Cornbread and sweet tea
Hey!

Wake up in the morn, working the land
Got everything you own by your own two hands
Yeah there's something sacred in the breath to survive
You feel so alive...yeah!

(chorus)
Give me, the sweet dream
Of country livin'
Homegrown everything
Dirt roads and tall trees
Track Name: My Whole Life
My whole life's in front of me, but I can't see how
Everything is gonna be, if it will work out
All I ask Lord all I pray, is that I find some truth
A good friend to look out for me, or a woman to hold on to

(chorus)
All the roads that I've rambled, lord they never got me out
Of the trouble I'm drinking away, lord it stays here 'till I drown
And I realize, it's only in my mind, that I'll find my way, find my way

Won't you help me now, please save me world, let me find my peace
Way deep down where I know, I shall be released
I'm gonna let it out, I'm gonna let it shine, try with all of my might
When I see the shore within sight, it will ease my mind

(chorus)
From the roads that I've rambled, Lord they never got me out
Of the trouble I'm drinking away, Lord it stays here 'til I drown
And I realize now, it's only from inside, that I'll find my way

Find my way
Find my way
Find my way
Find my way